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squirrel on roof in gutter
Oh No, There’s a Rodent Season? Here’s How to Handle It

They'll try to come inside when it gets cold.

adorable baby possums with their mom
What's the Deal with Possums?

The much maligned marsupial eats ticks and other pests.

a raccoon holding a flower
What You Need to Know About Raccoons

These cute little cat-bears can be a hassle for homeowners.

Mouse peeking out from an opening in a chimney
How to Mouse Proof Your House

Uninvite mice from the warm and cozy confines of your home.

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Outdoor Pest Questions: Animal Control

Q. How do you keep deer off plants and vegetables?A. You can build a fence.

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How to Get Rid of Raccoons Naturally

You don't have to resort to harmful methods.

A squirrel in winter.
How to Use Squirrel Bait

You can use poison or a live trap.

gophers near a metal box trap
How to Make a Gopher Trap

This humane approach can help address the fuzzy nuisance.

deer running by fence next to orchard trees
Keep Deer Away from Your Orchard Trees

You can't rely on occasional scare tactics.

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How to Get Rid of a Skunk

A skunk is counted among the most damaging of garden pests.

A chipmunk next to a brick wall and a grassy plant.
Combating Cool-Weather Pests

Cool-weather pests don't belong in your home.

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How to Build a Humane Squirrel Trap

Do the humane thing. Trap and release.

A raccoon.
Feeding Wild Raccoons in Your Yard

Here's how to safely feed them.

Pheasant in a field
Life Cycle of the Wild Pheasant

Whether to hunt them or observe them, first understand them.

tomato plants
How to Get Rid of Bugs on Your Tomato Plants

Entice the buggers to buzz or flutter away.

A big ugly raven perched on you balcony wall.
How to Repel Crows

What do you do when invaded by ravens?

A wild rabbit chewing on plants in the garden.
How to Catch a Wild Rabbit in Your Yard

Protect your garden plants with a trap or other solutions.

A look at a car under the hood.
Keeping Squirrels From Nesting in Your Car in Winter

Avoid damage to you car with these tips.

A small wild rabbit eating garden plants.
How to Use Rabbit Manure as Fertilizer

Sometimes rabbits can be pesky to gardeners, but don't pass up this easy-to-use, organic fertilizer!

A mole emerging from the ground in a yard.
How to Kill Moles Quickly and Effectively

Protect your yard from these pests by exterminating moles before they can do lasting damage.

mole emerging
How to Create a Homemade Mole Repellent

Though moles can do a lot of damage to your garden, they're easy to get rid of with a little homemade repellent.

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Getting Stubborn Skunk to Leave Without Getting Sprayed

Use three basic methods to keep skunks off your property.

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How to Keep Raccoons Out of the Trash

A little work and you can keep your trash cans raccoon-free.

A coyote looking at the camera.
Coyote Prevention: How to Keep Them Away from Your Property

Coyotes can get in your garbage and harm small animals.

Furry squirrel on a tree eating a big red apple.
Protecting Fruit Trees From Squirrels and Other Pests

Protect your precious harvest with some simple, safe methods.

ground squirrel
How to Catch a Ground Squirrel

Use these simple tools and traps to remove ground squirrels from your property.

Squirrel standing on hind legs in the grass
How to Stop Squirrels from Gnawing on Your Wood Deck

Squirrels like to gnaw on wood, but there are several treatments you can use to deter them from your deck.

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6 Deer-Attracting Plants to Avoid

Avoid attracting deer by not using these plants.

A squirrel in a tree.
Squirrel Control Techniques

Techniques to keep squirrels under control.

A skunk on green grass.
How to Keep Skunks Away

Read these tips to keep these stinkers away.

A close-up image of a raccoon.
How to Get Rid of Raccoons

How to keep these masked bandits out of your trash.

mouse in the kitchen
Simple Home Strategies to Keep Mice Away

There are simple and easy strategies available for preventing mice in the home, so hopefully you can dodge the trouble of an infestation.

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How to Eliminate Moles with Bubble Gum

Moles can be the bane of many gardener's life. Moles are difficult to eliminate, the mounds on the lawn

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Squirrel-Proofing Your Garbage Can

Squirrel proof your garbage can with a few simple steps.

A close look at a skunk in some tall grass.
Creating a Natural Skunk Repellent

Skunks are generally harmless creatures, but they can be pests. Read this article for advice on making a safe, natural skunk repellant.

a nest in the eaves.
How to Keep Bird Nests off Your Eaves

Birds nesting in your eaves cause damage as well as messes.

squirrel sticking its head out of a birdhouse
3 Homemade Recipes for Squirrel Repellent

Squirrel repellent can be a valuable too.