Recent Humane Pest Control Articles

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Unsavory Facts About (Ugh!) Mice

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 05, 2014

Many people have an instinctive dread of the house mouse, despite the small size and unaggressive behavior of this common rodent. Fear of house mice is actually a very appropriate reaction,...

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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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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...