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  • Feb
  • 9

Deal kindly with uninvited houseguests

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Early this morning, I was awakened by a sound that no homeowner wants to hear: chewing. Something, or rather someone, was in the attic, noisily munching away. Although it can be unsettling to realize that you’re sharing your home with a family of squirrels or mice, we can’t really blame these animals for seeking shelter […]

  • Aug
  • 7

A City Girl Moves to the Country

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My fiancé and I recently moved to a small rural town in western Wisconsin. I grew up in Los Angeles, and my fiancé grew up near Chicago, so needless to say, country living is pretty new to both of us. Our house is in a 45-acre forest that is surrounded by dairy farms and cornfields […]

  • Mar
  • 10

Tips on Preventing Harm to Wildlife

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There are many ways in which you can be a lifesaver. Please share these valuable tips with neighbors and friends so that the birds, mice, opossums, squirrels, raccoons, and other animals whose habitats intersect with ours can be protected from harm: Cap your chimney. When birds sit on top of a chimney for warmth, they […]

  • Nov
  • 14

Be Nice to Mice!

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Most first-date conversations probably don’t turn to discussions of mousetraps, but that’s exactly what happened to me. Since the fall months are prime time for a rodent invasion, don’t be surprised if you also find yourself pondering various mouse-eviction methods. Take it from me: Leave the glue traps, snap traps and poisons on the shelf. […]

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