DATE POSTED: July 19, 2017
For some, the chipmunk is one of the cutest little forest creatures ever to wander the backyard. We laugh at their antics when they dart here and there or when they chase each other around the trees. Few of us are concerned when we see them eating leftover seeds spilled from bird feeders, and quite a few homeowners even will feed them on purpose.
DATE POSTED: July 12, 2017
Ah, the woodchuck AKA the groundhog or even the whistle pig, depending on where in the country you live. From a distance, these creatures are cute and furry and even kind of funny as they dart from here to there or scramble into their dens at the first hint of danger. If you are like most people, you like to watch them right up until you realize that the woodchuck is a terrible tenant if it lives…
DATE POSTED: July 7, 2017
Opossums may be the size of an average house cat, but their distinctive pointy pink nose and rows of sharp pointy teeth are sure to give away their true identity. They can weigh as little as 4 pounds or as much as 15, and can be up to 20 inches long, with gray to black fur.
DATE POSTED: April 24, 2017
You've heard of the nightmare. Perhaps you have even lived it once or twice. Someone close to you gets sprayed by a skunk! Maybe it was a coworker who came to work with this nasty smell clinging to them--for weeks (and didn't even realize it). Perhaps your dog got sprayed and ran into your house. First, the smell knocked you over, set your nasal passages on fire, and made your eyes feel like they…
DATE POSTED: March 23, 2017
Squirrels are fun. Don't you think? They perch on your fence and flick their tails in defiance at the cat trying to catch them. They chase each other around your yard, zigging and zagging and tumbling. And they perform amazing acrobatics trying to get into your bird feeders. Yes, they are fun. But you know what's not fun? When they find their way into your home. Not only is this no fun, but…
DATE POSTED: March 10, 2017
Bats aren't the only creatures that can get into your belfry. And it can drive you crazy. Pun intended. Birds have many qualities that can make them irritating to have in your belfry, or anywhere else for that matter. Here are some of the issues associated with having pest birds around.