Yikes! There's a squirrel in the house! Even though you know you’re in no real danger, a moment of panic is understandable. But calmness is the key to a quick resolution. Besides, within a few minutes, you can make it easy for the squirrel to find a path back outside—problem solved both yours and the squirrel’s. Here’s your plan: First, put children and pets in another room, behind a closed door. Close doors to other rooms to keep the … [Read more...]
Do You Have Starlings in Your Attic?
Starlings are the stuff of poetry for some—whether in passages from Shakespeare’s writings or in the visual poetry of synchronized flocks of starlings in flight. But when there are starlings in your attic, whether nesting or roosting, they are bound to seem more like a nuisance than a natural phenomenon. European starlings were introduced to North America purposely, and have adapted to a wide range of habitat conditions, including city … [Read more...]
Wild Animal Conservation and How You Can Help
Wild animal conservation isn’t just for scientists and other wildlife- and land-oriented professionals. You, too, can help wildlife. Check out the things that are harming wildlife and decide which ones you can easily adjust in your own life to begin making a real difference. Hazards to wildlife… and easy ways to help… Habitat loss is something that we all contribute to, even if we live in the city. We all eat, wear clothing, buy furniture or … [Read more...]
How to Get Rid of Snakes
Non-venomous snakes are generally not a danger to people or pets, but being startled by one living close to your house is rarely experienced as a pleasant surprise. If you want to get rid of snakes living around your home, this common sense guide explains how to eliminate the things that attract snakes and how to seal up potential entry points that snakes might use to get inside your home. First, though, it’s worth considering the useful role … [Read more...]