Wildlife

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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.

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What You Need to Know About Raccoons

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

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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.

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Feeding Wild Raccoons in Your Yard

Here's how to safely feed them.

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How to Repel Chipmunks Humanely

Chipmunks are a pest and many people are looking to find humane solutions to get rid of them.

Pheasant in a field
Life Cycle of the Wild Pheasant

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

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How to Build a Mole Trap

If you have a mole problem, you might not want to spend money on an expensive mole trap.

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How to Get Rid of Bugs on Your Tomato Plants

Entice the buggers to buzz or flutter away.

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How to Build a Spinning Squirrel Feeder

You can build a squirrel feeder to prevent them from invading bird feeders.

A squirrel.
Getting Squirrels out of the Air Conditioning System

No one wants a squirrel in the house.

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

What do you do when invaded by ravens?

Mouse peeking out from an opening
How to Prevent Mice From Living in Your Home

Mice can harbor disease, can damage, and scare home owners so keep them away with these techniques.

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How to Keep Rabbits Out with Ivory Soap

Rabbits are a common pest which eat plants and vegetables.

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Keeping Squirrels from Eating Your Apple Trees

Squirrel can be all but impossible to keep out of apple trees.

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Installing Fake Owls: What to Know

There seems to be some debate on the merits of a stationary fake owl versus a mechanical one.

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 bird's nest cradled in a hole in the roof.
Bird Nest Removal Tips and Mistakes to Avoid

With each new spring comes new nests.

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.

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.

raccoon
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.

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!

swarm of deer flies outside
How to Get Rid of Deer Flies

Create a rolling trap to draw them in and capture them.

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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 with two strands of fishing

Green lizard on a white fence
How to Get Rid of Lizards in the Yard

Lizards are a welcome part of your yard's ecosystem, until they become overpopulated.

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.

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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.

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How to Get Rid of Crows on the Roof

Try these simple things to eliminate crows from your home.

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How to Get Rid of Bats in Your Barn

Removing bats from your barn prevents potential animal encounters

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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How to Keep Squirrels off Your Roof

If you consistently hear scuffling overhead, you could have squirrels nesting in your roof or chimney.

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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.