Posts Tagged ‘snakes’

Snake – Identification

Q: I saw a two and one-half foot long snake going across my yard. Thank goodness the dogs didn’t see it! It was black and had yellow rings around its body. Its head had little “squares” of yellow almost like...

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Snake – Skins

Q: My neighbor found three big snake skins in his attic. We called a pest control company but they said they don’t handle snake calls. Can you tell me the name of a company that will help us eliminate snakes?...

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Squirrel – Control in Garden

Q: My apple and pear trees began to bear last year but I didn’t get a single one. The squirrels got them all! Now that I see the fruit beginning to form, what can I do to protect my crop?...

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English Ivy – Remove from Trees

Q: I have a question about the best way to manage ivy. In particular, I am looking for some advice on how to trim ivy down from the base of trees so that the ivy doesn’t grow too high. How...

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Lizard – Control

Q: My wife is deathly afraid of lizards and we just seem to have an abundance at our house. Is there any chemical I can apply to the area where they seem to live? A: No repellents work effectively and...

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Woodpecker – Drumming on House

Q: We have a woodpecker pounding holes in our stucco house. What can we do? A: Owners of stucco and cedar-sided homes often report that woodpeckers bang on their exterior walls and gutters. The sharp “rattta – tat – tat”�...

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Snake – Black Rat Snake Identification

Q: I can see a birdhouse from my kitchen window and thought I had a leaf hanging out of it. Then I noticed a squirrel raising cane near it and saw that the leaf was getting longer. It was a...

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Snake – Gray Rat Snake Identification

Q: My neighbor found this snake on his driveway. It’s over 2 feet long and I told him (my neighbor, not the snake) not to hurt it but he did. Can you help identify it? A: It’s a gray rat...

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Worm Snake – Identification

Q: This morning, while out topping off the bird feeders, this thing fell out of the sky and bounced off the roof of the house, landing near my feet. My guess is he wiggled away from whatever bird had planned...

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Pond- Frogs

Q: I have a large fish pond for my fish. I recently built a smaller pond on the other side of the yard. Now it has hundreds of tadpoles. Will I have this many frogs in my yard? How can...

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Southern Pine Snake – Identification

Q: I was picking sugar snap peas in my garden in Westminster SC when I heard something moving in a bed nearby. I looked over there and saw a big, light-colored snake! I ran into the house to get my...

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Gray Rat Snake – Identification

Q: Found this snake in the house. I don’t like them in the garden, but never in the house. What kind of snake is it? What can we do to keep these out? A: According to Jim Rogers at Nearly...

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Droppings- Identification

Q: As I remodel, I am finding droppings that are black for three quarters of the length with the rest being white. My building is pretty well closed off and I can’t figure out what is leaving this. A: A...

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Snakes – Ground stomping

Q: Is it true that stomping my feet or hitting a stick on the ground will make snakes move away when I throw yard waste into the woods? A: Your information is exactly correct. A snake’s brain is so small...

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Snakes – Protection

Q: Last summer, my lawn care crew killed a copperhead snake in the ivy behind my house. There is a creek nearby. I’ve heard that spreading lime or mothballs in the ivy would deter the snakes. Do either of these...

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Squirrel (Wild Animal) – Keeping as Pet

Q: I have a baby squirrel I found on the ground and have been feeding milk for several days. Can I legally keep it as a pet? A: No, you can not. Despite your kind-heartedness, the Georgia DNR has specific...

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Kingsnake – Consuming Another One

Q: Here are pictures of one kingsnake consuming another . I had to run back home and change the camera’s battery after the first picture, so that is why I did not get any more pictures of the “feast”. A:...

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Limbs – Decomposing Quickly

Q: I recently had trees removed from my property. The tree service couldn’t get the limbs out so they piled them in a big stack. How can I make the debris decompose more quickly? A: You may think the pile...

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