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Get Ready to Reclaim Your Shed When Spring Arrives

Get Ready to Reclaim Your Shed When Spring Arrives

By Derick McChesney | January 21, 2020

Ask anyone who lives in an area where wildlife is abundant, or even only semi-abundant, and they will usually have a story or two about wildlife invasions. The red squirrels that destroyed the attic or the stinky skunk who took up residence beneath the old foundation, and so on. While these stories can bring a…

3 Common Winter Pests and How to Handle Them

By Derick McChesney | January 8, 2020

Winter can arrive fast or show up a lot later than normal. It can be very harsh, cold and uncomfortable or it might be unseasonably warm without much accumulation or hazardous weather. In other words, winter can be unpredictable. On the other hand, wildlife can behave in fairly regular ways, and that is particularly true…

Tips for Homes with Unexpected Mice Issues

Tips for Homes with Unexpected Mice Issues

By Derick McChesney | November 6, 2019

You might be shocked to discover that an area of your home has suddenly developed a mouse issue. Unfortunately, late autumn is the peak season for mice (and rats, and other critters) to start seeking warmer living conditions, and it is why many people suddenly develop a mouse issue. Though tiny and almost impossible to…

Animals Start Looking for Winter Homes in the Fall…Are You Prepared

Animals Start Looking for Winter Homes in the Fall…Are You Prepared

By Derick McChesney | October 9, 2019

Whether or not you like raccoons, opossums, squirrels and other natural critters, chances are you don’t like them enough to eagerly share your home with them. Yet, every autumn, these creatures begin looking around for some wintertime “digs,” and your home or garage may be a prime target of their interest. To better understand this…

5 Things You Do Unknowingly to Bring Rats and Mice to Your Home

By Derick McChesney | September 5, 2019

Though often kept as pets, rats and mice have a definite “ick” factor about them, and most health professionals warn that they present serious risks for disease and illness. The threats come in the form of diseases from rat or mice bites, as well as viral infections from their droppings and urine. Inhaling air containing…

Tips for Keeping Bats Away from Your Home

By Derick McChesney | August 8, 2019

Having bats near your home can be uncomfortable and you may be wondering how you can get the animals to leave. Bats are known to carry certain diseases that can be transmitted to humans through their dropping or bites. Some medical professionals will recommend you get a rabies vaccination if you just see a bat…

Issues Pigeons Can Cause to Your Property

Issues Pigeons Can Cause to Your Property

By Derick McChesney | July 19, 2019

Watching birds soar gracefully across the sky is a lovely sight, but when pigeons start to take up residence in your home or workspaces, they can become quite a nuisance. There is a whole list of problems that these prolific birds can cause, and it can become quite costly over time. Each year, pest birds,…

Squirrels in the Attic Can Be Dangerous

By Derick McChesney | June 5, 2019

Have you ever been watching a little TV and hear some scratching or other strange noises coming from your attic? While you may have written it off as simply your imagination, if it becomes a common occurrence, you may have squirrel issues. An attic full of squirrels may sound like a good time to some…

How to Avoid Attracting Opossums

How to Avoid Attracting Opossums to Your Home

By Derick McChesney | May 14, 2019

Opossums may be famous for being the only marsupial that lives in North America, but you aren’t likely to start welcoming them into your yard or home any time soon. This creature is easy to recognize due to the snowy white face and the long pink, hairless tail. The body is often gray, brown, or…

How Not to Attract Raccoons

By Derick McChesney | April 23, 2019

If a raccoon gets inside your attic, garage, or chimney, then you may find yourself with whole new set of problems. They will be defecating inside your home, which can attract other parasites

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