It is time to admit it: you have a mouse infestation, and you got to do something about it. These crafty rodents can seem impossible to exterminate and may lead you to seek drastic measures. Before you have the exterminator enter your home, you may want to try the good old mouse trap approach. We will tell you here how to set a mouse trap to catch the little pests red-handed and rid your home of them once and for all. There is an art to … [Read more...]
Do You Have Snakes in the Basement?
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...]
The Best Ant Killer to Buy for Your Home
Image via Pexels It's summer, and that means spending every free moment in the sun. It means family get-togethers and backyard barbeques. There's nothing better than getting your loved ones together on a warm weekend afternoon to bask in the sunshine and each other's company, relax, and enjoy some delicious food. The quickest way to destroy the perfect afternoon? Ants. To protect your summer, you need the best ant killer for your home. Product … [Read more...]
5 Super Easy Ways to Handle Bugs in the Kitchen
Are you tired of spraying bugs in the kitchen? Do you need natural, home-made solutions to help you out? For many homeowners, summer is an especially trying time because of the heat and the bugs. The bathroom and kitchen are the two places in the house that bugs love festering in. It isn’t easy to keep the kitchen clean all the time especially when the tiny invaders approach in dozens and scores. According to the Consumer Product Safety … [Read more...]
How Do You Get Mice Out of Your Walls?
So, what first aroused your suspicion that you have mice in your walls? Was it when your super smart cat or dog suddenly took a keen interest in staring at a blank wall? Yep, that’s a pretty darn good sign you’ve got a mouse problem. Or, maybe you noticed rice grain-sized droppings here and there in your kitchen or pantry, or found tiny holes in food bags. So, now you’re wondering, how do you get mice out of your walls? However amusing mice may … [Read more...]
Rats: What To Do When You Find Them in the Attic
Do you suspect you have rats in your attic? Some of the signs you may notice—beyond actually seeing the animals themselves—are tracks left in dust, droppings too large to be from mice, or brownish oil stains along floorboards where rats have rubbed against them. While Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) are most common, it may also be roof rats (Rattus rattus) or another species depending upon where you live. Because some rat species are protected, … [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...]
Tips for Wild Tenant Eviction
If you’re like most people, you probably never pictured yourself being a landlord or thought about the sticky problems of having tenants who might not meet their obligations. And, now, all of a sudden you are that person, trying to figure out how to evict a tenant. What’s worse, you can’t even talk with your tenant about eviction. Yep, the language barrier is a tad more challenging when you’re dealing with non-paying tenants who happen to be … [Read more...]
Think you have a Raccoon Infestation?
What is it about raccoons? On the one hand (or one little hand-like paw!) they’re incredibly fascinating. Yet, on the other, their clever and resourceful ways often get them into trouble. We also unwittingly contribute to their opportunities for mischief. In reality, there's no such thing as a raccoon infestation. But if you’ve got raccoons or even one raccoon where you don’t want one to be inside your house (attic, chimney, HVAC ducts, crawl … [Read more...]
Raccoons: Resourceful Masked Bandits
Do you live in a rural area? A suburb? The city? Almost anywhere you live in the 48 contiguous states, you probably have raccoons living near you. Although they’re active mostly at night, it’s not uncommon to see them out in daylight hours—especially if they’re working hard to find food for their young. Maybe you’ve become interested in raccoons because you catch a glimpse of one meandering across your yard every night and you’re curious what he … [Read more...]
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