Animals & Wildlife

Cat perching in the window

How to Make a Window Perch for Your Cat

Cats love sitting near a window to take in their surroundings, but it can be difficult for them to perch comfortably on a narrow window stool. You could buy a cat perch, but watch this video to learn how easy (and affordable!) it is to just build one for Fluffy.

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Cat claws furniture

How to Prevent Cats from Damaging Woodwork and Furniture

Every cat owner’s nightmare is claws digging into wood furniture. But you don’t have to sacrifice nice things for Fluffy. Here’s how to prevent the damage.

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June bug

How to Control Green June Beetles

The best time to control adult beetles is in the summer when they’re most active. Here’s what to do.

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Slugs in garden

How To Control Slugs and Snails in Your Garden

Slugs and snails can be quite damaging to ornamental and edible plants — here’s what you need to know to control them in your garden.

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Molehills

How to Get Rid of Moles in Your Yard

Moles can cause damage to lawns, but there are steps you can take to reduce the problem.

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When Hummingbirds are Migrating to Your Area

The arrival of the hummingbirds is one of the highlights of spring. Most years, they surprise me, zipping around the yard before I’ve even thought about hanging out my feeder. As spring moves northward, so do the birds, following the above freezing temperatures and spring blooms. Here are some resources and a handy chart to help you get ready for hummingbirds in your yard.

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5 Ways to Protect Koi Fish During Freezing Weather

Brett asks, “During this latest cold snap, my koi fish pond has threatened to freeze over. What should I do?”

Ice by itself is not dangerous to koi. The danger is the reduced oxygen and increased toxic gases from the sealed water surface. Read on for more.

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How to Prevent Damage to Door Weather Stripping

Dogs and cats are pretty smart animals, and some have figured out that if they scratch on a door, someone let them in. Watch this video to see how to replace weather stripping on a door and prevent future damage.

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