Posts Tagged ‘wildlife’

Deer – Control

In another article, I listed plants that are least appetizing to deer and suggested that they make good choices when living in deer country. There were dozens of plants on the list but not enough to satisfy most homeowners. I...

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Squirrel – Control

Squirrels present us with one of the most vexing wildlife control problems. The noise they make in an attic can be unnerving – especially in the middle of the night. Perhaps you should listen to this song to make you...

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UGA Wildlife Publications

These publications are available from The University of Georgia. Attracting Doves Attracting Ducks Chipmunk Control Copperhead Snakes Baits for Trapping Armadillos Mole Control Planting for Wildlife Snake Control Using Milorganite to Repel Deer from Ornamental Plantings Using Milorganite to Repel...

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Snake – Control

Almost all of us have seen a snake in the out of doors. Most people have an immediate urge to kill the snake without determining if it is harmful or not. In fact, there are 50 kinds of snakes in...

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Snake – Trapping

Rarely, snakes are seen inside a basement or garage or laundry room. How can they be trapped? The best way is to employ the large “glue boards” used to catch rats. Place them close to and at right angles to...

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Ultrasonic – Pest Repelling Devices

It seems ingrained in the genes of mankind to invent ways accomplish a useful task while expending very little physical effort. The TV remote control is the epitome of this enterprise in my home but microwave ovens, automatic ice makers...

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Wildlife – Attracting

Rick Hindman recently sent me an e-mail requesting information on attracting wildlife. It gave me a great opportunity to brush up on the food needs of wild animals. In Rick’s words, “I live in Carroll county, and I want to...

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Birds – Attracting

To attract birds at any time of the year, select plants that provide nectar, fruits, berries or nuts. There are many trees and shrubs that offer fruit or berries long into fall and even through winter. The small apples of...

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Deer Control – Resistant Plants

Judging from the messages I’ve received from gardeners in Big Canoe, Lake Oconee, Eagles Landing and other naturalistic residential settings, one wild creature deserves the anima non grata landscape sign: whitetail deer. When they can’t find food in the woods,...

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Rat and Mouse – In the House

“We keep a clean house! Why are these mice coming to visit US?!” Jeff Jackson, Extension Wildlife Specialist, says this question is common each autumn. People who have never seen a mouse in their house suddenly find gnawed cereal boxes...

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Nuisance Animals – Controlling

Controlling nuisance animals can be a frustrating business. They often seem smarter than any educated human hopes to be – eluding traps, disregarding repellents and generally acting as if our efforts are useless. Wildlife specialists use a four-step sequence to...

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Skunk – Odor removal

A chemist in Illinois believes he has discovered a way to obliterate one of the most noxious odors known to humans: skunk. Paul Krebaum used concentrated hydrogen peroxide to remove noxious smells from the chemical processes in his laboratory. When...

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Milorganite for Repelling Deer

Numerous are the products that claim to repel deer from your garden! While many of them may deter deer temporarily, few have been the subject of University studies. Anecdotal tales from gardeners convinced a couple of UGA researchers to try...

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Tadpole Identification, Frog Calls

My Rockdale county Extension friend Jule-Lynn Macie says “In 19 years I’ve never been asked to identify a tadpole, but just in case – try this website: The Southeast Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative of the UnitedStates Geological Survey announces...

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Hummingbirds – Not Appearing

This August, 2009 article by naturalist Charles Seabrook in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes reasons hummingbirds don’t appear when we expect them.——————————————————————————————————————–Late summer is when hummingbird feeder traffic really picks up. Georgia’s native ruby-throated hummingbirds have finished raising their babies and...

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Mole – Control

Moles live underground and seldom venture out of their burrows. They are most active in the early morning and late evening hours. The ridges of earth pushed up by burrowing plainly indicate their presence in a lawn. The number of...

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Hummingbirds – Nectar Recipe

Few creatures are more fun to watch than hummingbirds at a feeder. Although their numbers may vary markedly throughout the year, local bird experts recommend keeping your feeder up even in winter. A red feeder plus a red ribbon fluttering...

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Whale – Not Good to Eat

I build my reputation on research-based advice received from recognized experts. Sometimes, though, those experts are moved to comment on matters that don’t quite fit into anyone’s purview. Dr. Paul Guillebeau edits and distributes a monthly pesticide newsletter. It is...

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