Are you hearing rapping sounds on your house in the morning? Even if you haven’t seen who’s doing it, you probably realize your house has attracted the attention of a woodpecker. Why your house? Most likely the bird is trying to excavate a nesting or roosting site, foraging for insects in the crevices, or drumming to proclaim his territory. Each of these activities has particular importance to the woodpecker’s life cycle, but your house doesn’t … [Read more...]
Looking to Get Rid of Pigeons?
Pigeons nesting, roosting, and walking about add life and amusement to neighborhoods and city parks. But when vast numbers of them hang out in a small area —usually due to deliberate feeding or infrequent cleanup of food spillage and garbage near eateries—it can become unpleasant. If you’re looking to get rid of pigeons, the approach you take to address the problem will make all the difference in whether or not you succeed. Read on for what works … [Read more...]
Learn How to Get Rid of Geese
Are you experiencing more and more Canada geese conflicts every summer and want to learn how to get rid of geese? Does it seem that every year, there are more geese on your property? Canada geese love the large open expanses of fertilized, mowed grass found in our parks, golf courses, and backyards. Unfortunately, this may result in an abundance of droppings on our green spaces and walkways and may lead to other conflicts that include geese … [Read more...]
Great Horned Owls — early nesters and archenemies of crows
With their big bright eyes and terse-looking ear tufts, great horned owls somehow manage to be both our symbol for knowledge and the archetypal owl for storybooks. In real life, they are no less formidable or fascinating, and the exciting thing is that they are common enough, even in suburbs and cities, that you actually have a pretty good chance of eventually seeing—or at least hearing—one. Read on to learn their preferences for digs, favorite … [Read more...]