Recent Humane Pest Control Articles

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Controlling Swallows

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 24, 2014

The swooping, graceful flight of the swallow is a beautiful thing to watch, especially on a spring evening, and there's something charming about the young birds as they fledge and start...

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Ugh, House Mice!

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 05, 2013

'twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...We've all read the poem, but really, who wants mice stirring in their house...

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Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 07, 2013

Feeling a little under the weather lately? One potential source of your illness could be your own home, thanks to the smorgasbord of toxins that tend to lurk inside, causing issues...

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Invasive Species in Sweden Threatens Men

Posted by s.e. smith | Aug 12, 2013

Fishermen are often the first line of defense when it comes to invasive aquatic species, because their daily hauls create a sort of ongoing survey of what's going on in the water. Bycatch,...

Four Ways to Keep Pets Safe on July Fourth

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jun 28, 2013

It's so easy to forget the whereabouts of a pet on July 4th. Between manning the grill, watching over the kiddies, and enjoying a copious number of cold brewskies, it is entirely easy,...

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Tips for Living Near Bears

Posted by s.e. smith | Jun 11, 2013

Bears are getting more and more comfortable these days when it comes to waltzing on into your neighborhood and taking whatever they want. News of bear attacks is up, and densely-populated...

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How to Keep Coyotes Out of Your Yard

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Apr 14, 2013

Coyotes have colonized most major cities, including Chicago and New York City. While spotting wildlife can be exciting, there are compelling reasons to discourage coyotes from living...

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A Dollar Item Protects Plants from Birds

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Apr 04, 2013

The landscape of US retail is such that there are dollar stores everywhere, but finding sources for row cover and gardening supplies takes some effort. What if you could buy your gardening...