Interesting Chipmunk Facts

When you consider their cool “racing stripes,” chubby cheeks, large round eyes and the cute way they scamper about, it’s no wonder chipmunks are the movie stars of the rodent family! Unlike Alvin and his pals, real-life chipmunks aren’t quite so entertaining if they decide to make your backyard their …

Common Garden Pests Identification

It’s inevitable — wherever there are gardens, there will also be pests! Even well-tended gardens are likely to experience a pest problem at one time or another.

Pests can cause plenty of damage, from nibbling on your plants and vegetables to creating holes and tunnels all over your property. Identifying …

Health Risks for Animals Around Plants

Health Risks for Animals Around Plants

Those rabbits, squirrels and other critters that hang around your backyard can do much more damage than just eating your plants, flowers and vegetables. Some of these wild animals can potentially be carrying disease that could threaten your health, as well as that of …

How Weather Affects Animals in Your Yard

Unlike humans, animals don’t have the luxury of curling up with a good book next to the fireplace on a cold, rainy or snowy day. Although many animals are blessed with fur coats and other natural features that protect them from the elements, it doesn’t mean they enjoy being wet …

Acid Rain: Preventing its Damage can Lead to other Issues

Acid rain occurs when sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides, which are typically produced as a manufacturing byproduct by industrial plants, are expelled into the atmosphere. These contaminants combine with precipitation and are absorbed into the soil when they reach the ground. While acid rain is more common in urban areas …

Protecting Your Campsite from Wild Animals

There’s nothing like the great outdoors to provide a welcome refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A camping trip with your family is an excellent way to relax, unwind and bond with nature. However, an unwanted late night visit to your tent from a skunk, raccoon or …

Chippy the Chipmunk

At my old job location there was a good amount of forest in the back that was completely filled with all sorts of wildlife. I have never ever seen so many different animals in one spot anywhere I have ever lived; amazing is the right word actually.

I have seen …

How a Havahart Trap Saved me Thousands

I just had to write Havahart to say how satisfied I am with my model 1025 trap and its ability to prevent chipmunk damage.

This spring I had noticed a small hole dug at the base of our above ground swimming pool. I tried to fill it in, but it …

How to Get Rid of Chipmunks and Tips for Trapping Chipmunks

At first glance, chipmunks appear to be cute, harmless little critters. What isn’t quite as endearing is the amount of destruction these squirrel-like rodents can create. While you might think of chipmunks as feasting on nuts, berries, seeds and grains, they also take great pleasure in digging for roots and …