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Can You Identify These Tracks in the Snow?

2019-12-09T21:30:12+00:00 December 9th, 2019|

When the snow falls in the Greater Hamilton Area and you’re enjoying the beautiful outdoors, you might come across various tracks from animals in the snow. As you’re walking, it would be helpful to know what kind of animals made those tracks. One of the easiest ways to determine the type of animal track is

The Dangers of Raccoon Poop

2019-11-12T16:07:42+00:00 November 11th, 2019|

If you have raccoons around your home in the Hamilton or Niagara areas, you might notice they are leaving their droppings everywhere – which is only natural for animals to do. You can leave the feces, thinking it will be washed away by the rain eventually, or you can take the time to go around

What Animals Hibernate in Your Attic?

2019-10-16T14:42:08+00:00 October 16th, 2019|

When winter finally arrives in Southwestern Ontario, many of its animals go into a state of hibernation or semi-hibernation (also called torpor). In full hibernation, the animal’s heartbeat will slow, its body temperature will lower, and it will sleep through the entire winter. In semi-hibernation, the animal will slow down and rest, moving very little

Top Signs You Have a Squirrel Problem

2019-09-12T15:55:25+00:00 September 12th, 2019|

Having squirrels invade your home is not something new in homes all over Canada. Some homeowners are shocked to find that squirrels have been living in the house for quite some time. If you happen to be one of the unfortunate homeowners that these critters have set up home, you may be looking at quite

Ways to Get Rid of Skunk Smell

2019-09-12T14:30:58+00:00 August 26th, 2019|

Anyone who has ever startled a skunk knows the result of this fateful encounter. The result is burning watering eyes, a brain penetrating stench and difficulty breathing, even if it doesn’t get directly on you. Skunk smell can get into your house by a variety of sources. For instance, you or your pet might be

Organic Pest Control

2019-09-12T14:30:14+00:00 July 29th, 2019|

Just because you don’t want pests in or around your garden doesn’t mean you want to use harsh chemicals that would hurt the environment. There are less harmful ways to make sure these little critters stay out of your home and garden, and further into nature where they should be. Here are a few tips

4 Steps to Follow if You See a Rabid Raccoon

2019-09-12T14:42:15+00:00 July 8th, 2019|

While it’s okay to admire their cute little bandit faces (from afar!), it’s important to remember that raccoons can actually be dangerous. In fact, the City of Hamilton has issued a low-risk alert regarding the raccoon strain rabies that is circulating in the area’s raccoon and skunk populations. Step #1) Identify a Rabid Raccoon

Hear Noise in Your Attic? Here’s What You Should Do

2019-09-12T14:16:33+00:00 May 13th, 2019|

You’re just about to drift off into sleep when you are jostled completely awake by a strange noise coming from above. What IS that noise coming from your attic? And even more importantly, HOW do you get it to stop? Before you can enjoy a good night’s sleep once again, you’re going to have to

How to Keep Birds from Nesting on Your Porch

2019-09-05T15:29:12+00:00 April 15th, 2019|

Birds are beautiful to look at and listen to – but only up to a certain point. Once they start building nests on your porch or deck, they can quickly become a problem. From causing damage to your home and blocking ventilation systems to transmitting diseases and building nests of flammable materials, there are many

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Try to Domesticate a Wild Animal

2019-09-05T15:30:26+00:00 March 18th, 2019|

If you ever found an abandoned, hurt or sick wild animal, would you be tempted to raise that critter as your pet? Hopefully not. Trying to raise a wild animal within your home is never a good decision. Here’s why! Wild Animals Could Carry Diseases Many wild animals can carry diseases without showing any symptoms.