How to get Bats out of your Chimney

How To Get Bats Out Of The Chimney

Bats love chimneys — they’re dark, secluded and offer enough space for them to hang upside down. Humans are less thrilled when we discover bats in our homes, but they’re not as bad as you might think. While bats can pose some health risks, including rabies, they can usually be … Read More

Are Fleas Attracted to Light? Heat?

What Are Fleas Attracted To

This is a tricky question and depends on what stage in their life cycle the flea is in. The short answer is: no, fleas are not attracted to light, but rather the shadows of potential prey against a light background; and yes, they are attracted to body heat. Fleas use … Read More

What Sounds do Rodents make? (Rats, Mice, Squirrels)

What Sounds Do Rodents Make?

Rats, mice, and squirrels vocalize more than you might think — you just can’t hear most of it. You’re more likely to hear them chewing, scratching or scurrying than your are to hear them squeaking.  An Overview of Rodents and their Sounds Unless you’ve seen a rodent or the evidence … Read More

What does it Mean if a Raccoon is Out During the Day?

What Does It Mean If A Raccoon Is Out During The Day?

While raccoons are nocturnal and usually more active at night, there are a few reasons they might venture out during the day. They might be searching for food, avoiding a predator, or caring for young. Being out during the day is not necessarily indicative of a sick raccoon.  Why would … Read More

Are Raccoons Dangerous? Should you Call an Exterminator?

Are Raccoons Dangerous? Should You Call An Exterminator?

Are raccoons dangerous? While raccoons have adapted to live close to humans, the problems they bring with them can put your health at risk. They’re  carriers of many diseases, including rabies, and they can be aggressive when cornered.  If a raccoon has made its way into your home, don’t hesitate … Read More

How To Get Rid of Rats – Complete Guide, Products & Tips

How To Get Rid of Rats

Rats — a common household pest. These scampering critters pose a number of threats to humans and pets alike. You know you have them, but you’re not sure what to do next. Should you use traps? Poison? You’ve got to do something because infestations can quickly get out of control … Read More

Where Do Fireflies Live?

Where Do Fireflies Live?

Fireflies can be found all over the world. But these lightning bugs thrive in warm and humid areas. You can often see fireflies in forests and open fields where there’s water nearby, like a swamp, pond or river. Seeing fireflies take flight at dusk or dawn is such a magical, … Read More

Why Do Bats Hang Upside Down?

Why Do Bats Hang Upside Down To Sleep?

Bats are truly unique creatures. Apart from being the only mammals capable of powered flight, meaning they are able to gain altitude through their own effort, they also hang upside down to sleep. There’s a reason for this distinct resting posture, though — and it has to do with their … Read More

How to Identify Raccoon Nests, Tracks & Droppings (Pics)

Identifying Raccoons Nests Footprints Droppings

How do you spot a raccoon on your property? Finding nests, tracks, and droppings are usually tell-tale signs of raccoons on your property. The following tips can help you identify and deal with raccoons.  Raccoons: The Basics To identify a raccoon on your property, you should first know what they look … Read More

Raccoon Domestication: Can Raccoons be Kept as Pets?

Why Were Raccoons Never Domesticated?

It’s not surprising that people would want to keep raccoons as pets. They’re extremely cute animals with adorable expressions whose antics are fun to watch. Raccoons are also about the same size as cats and dogs, two of the most popular household pets in the world. But we don’t keep … Read More