Basements are usually thought of as the least pleasant area of a house—for humans. But not so in the eyes of a snake, and that’s partly why you may have snakes in the basement. Impacted by habitat loss and attracted to suburban yards by the many prey animals feasting on pet food left outside, spilled birdseed, and unsecured trash, snakes naturally begin looking for nearby shelter, and often find ways into basements. Finding a snake in your … [Read more...]
Harris Bed Bug Killer Review: How Well Does It Work?
You're moving into a new apartment. Maybe you've never been to the big city before. Maybe you are a veteran apartment hunter who thoroughly vetted their options before settling on just the right room for rent. In any case, you plop down on your mattress only to discover those telltale lines of three bites on your skin in the morning. There was little you could do to avoid it, and now you've got bed bugs: which is why we've put together this … [Read more...]
How to Get Rid of Starlings
If you want to know how to get rid of starlings, you are not alone. These cacophonous birds are considered pests in many parts of the country. The common starling is not native to the United States. The European starling, which is its other name, was brought to New York in the year 1890 by a misguided group. The American Acclimation Society was an organization with a mission to integrate European wildlife into America for cultural … [Read more...]
Try These Amazing Tricks for Bird Nest Prevention
If you are dealing with pesky birds such as common starlings or swallows, consider bird nest prevention as a way to mitigate the problem. Both European (or common starlings) and swallows can cause problems for home owners, businesses, and farms for various reasons. Common starlings make a racket, eat up crops, and leave tons of waste behind. Swallows aren’t as annoyingly noisy as starlings, but they damage properties with their mud nests. A … [Read more...]
How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs: 4 Ways to A Bug-Free Home
Are you tired of trying out new products time and time again in the hope that they’ll get rid of stink bugs? Stink bugs aren’t the worst bugs in the world, but neither are they the most loved. Summer is a great time for many, but it also heralds a few unwanted guests in the form of stink bugs. You are probably aware that killing stink bugs by crushing them is not the most ideal way of getting rid of these pesky little critters. If not, … [Read more...]
Natural Mosquito Repellent for Yard Plus Other DIY Solutions
Summer is pretty great. Barbeques, swimming, sunsets, and fireworks: what's not to love? Oh, that's right, mosquitoes. These annoying creatures love the warm summer weather as much – if not more – than you do. Not only are mosquitoes obnoxious, but they can also be downright dangerous. Most conventional mosquito repellents are filled with toxic chemicals which can harm small children and pets. Fortunately, you can create your own … [Read more...]
Bird Removal From Vent Procedure, Costs and How to Keep Them Out
Most people are delighted when they find a bird nest near their home, but things are a little more complicated than that. They are indeed cute, but as it turns out, they can become dangerous for a home and for the people in it. Today we are going to find out more about bird removal from vent, how much does it cost you and how to prevent it in the future. What’s the Bird Removal From Vent Procedure? Usually, you might stumble upon a bird in vent … [Read more...]
Squirrel Repellent Recipe
Are you seeking a homemade squirrel repellent to fend off squirrels from your bird feeders, garden plants, or yard? There are several commercial repellents available, and you can even mix up a safe and effective repellent at home. But you may want to try some other effective options first. While this article offers a squirrel repellent “recipe,” your best bet for a positive outcome is to address the root of the conflict. Read on for some helpful … [Read more...]
Will an Animal Repellent Solve Your Wildlife Problem?
Got a skunk living under your front step? Are squirrels scarfing up your birdseed? Do chipmunks seem to have consumed the bulbs you planted for spring flowers? If purchasing an animal repellent is at the top of your shopping list, take five before you head there! Why? Because sometimes the most effective way to resolve a wildlife problem doesn’t involve buying anything at all. The decision to use repellents to deter wildlife activity on your … [Read more...]
Animal in the Basement: Who You Gonna Call?
Basements can be a tad scary even without hearing things scurrying around. But when you (or your pet!) hear something that sets off your gut-level "animal in basement" alarm, remember… it’s actually super rare for such noises to turn out to be anything worthy of a lead role in a horror flick. Seriously—almost never. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred (maybe more!) it’s simply a small animal in your basement—or several. So, keep calm and carry… … [Read more...]
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