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Dogs are known for eating just about anything that they can fit into their mouths that has a remotely noticeable scent to it. From the food that you cook yourself to the freshly mowed grass in your lawn, dogs seem to eat just about anything and everything as if they have stomachs of steel. However, the truth of this matter is that dogs do not have the strongest stomachs and they may try to eat…

When it comes to bugs, most people are not particularly impressed or inclined to make contact with them. After all, most people see bugs as something disgusting and unpleasant, although there are few bugs that are beloved for their appearance almost universally. One of the best examples of this is the butterfly. People all around the world appreciate butterflies both for their appearance and for their role in pollinating plants. Butterflies have vibrant colors and…

It might happen when you are getting ready to entertain at home for a whole host of guests, when you’re having family over for the holidays, or simply enjoying a romantic night in for two. It might happen during the day or dead of night, in the city or out in the country, in all climates and conditions. but the big question surrounding termite infestations isn’t that they can happen, but if they must –…

Foxes are one of the trickiest pests for home owners to have to deal with in areas where they are common. They’re fast, have sharp teeth, and unlike insectoid infestations or rodent pests, they’re pretty clever. Try and set up defenses to keep foxes out, and there’s a pretty fair chance that they’ll find a way back in. You might think that a wall is a good solution. After all, they may be fast and…

Raccoons, known to some as trash pandas or nature’s bandits, may seem cute and cuddly, but there is far more to them than meets the eye. Depending on who you ask, they are either a cute visitor that traverses from place to place or a nuisance playing havoc on someone’s property. Whatever the case may be, knowing more about raccoons can give us all a better understanding of what they do and why. We generally…

Wild rabbits are not only adorable to see out in their natural habitat, but they are quite active and observant animals as well. Since they are very small in stature, wild rabbits can make for an attractive target for larger animals. This means that wild rabbits need to be alert and on the lookout nearly all the time. Despite this, it may seem like wild rabbits are doing some very strange things. One of those…

Working on a lawn year round is no simple task. Lawn care consists of mowing the lawn on a regular basis, fertilizing trouble spots, and implementing a sprinkler system to ensure that it has the proper moisture at all times. Some people are far more serious about their lawn care than even that. So, it can certainly be troubling to lawn enthusiasts when they look out the window and notice that the grass is beginning…

Chicken coops come in all shapes and sizes. The idea is to provide secure shelter for the chickens so that they can be warm and comfortable, delivering the largest bounty of eggs that they possibly can. An improper structure simply means an improper environment for the chickens to fulfill their purpose. But there is some confusion and misconception about why many chicken coops are designed the way they are. For instance, a simple Google search…

Mulch can make for a great addition to a lawn or garden, particularly those with less-than-stellar conditions for optimal growth. Best of all, mulch is cheaply and readily available for purchase at most local garden centers and hardware stores. What happens when you’ve covered your entire space with mulch and still have some left over? You could choose to simply throw it away but it is never a good idea to simply waste something, especially…

When water is involved, there are plenty of factors involved that can lead to damage to either your home, your yard, or both. That makes it of the utmost importance to ensure that your home is protected from any potential water damage. One such issue tends to take place when you live at the bottom of a slope, particularly with neighbors in the immediate vicinity. When runoff from the neighbor’s yard is a regular issue,…

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