Getting rid of Rodents

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Rodents are pesky creatures that thrive best in residential areas. They live in small holes, or burrows, which they have dug along buildings and fence places. If not controlled, rodents are very hard critters to get rid of. They generally have a lifespan of one year, and the female rodents give birth to approximately four to seven liters that is composed of about six to twelve young within their lifetime.

Rodent control is needed and should be a priority in most establishments to avoid any infections and disease from spreading. Mice and rodents often enter stored food supply which they can easily contaminate. They thrive in areas where they can find a steady supply of food. Protect your loved ones, establishment, and community today.

Here are the easy and quick hints in rodent control:

1. Store and dispose of food neatly. Be certain food containers are tightly sealed. Do not dump garbage or leftover food in the lawn or compost as it is an attractive sight to rodents. Note that even left over pet food like bird seed fallen from dishes will also attract these pests.

2. Close any holes around or in your home. One of the favorite past times of rodents and mice would be to chew anything that they can get teeth onto which include wood, dirt, and more. If it’s not possible to close the gap by cement or dirt, homeowners may also place screens to keep the rodents out.

3. Keep the home and surroundings organized. Once an area is cluttered and several items are piled on top of another in a disorganized fashion, it is less likely to see any signs of rodent activity such as chewed feces or books lying around. An organized area will give rodents less chances to find places to hide and could be quickly sighted.

4. Remove stagnant water from the area. For rodent control, it is ideal to sweep off water which may be lying along the sidewalk and to regularly empty any pails or drums that have accumulated excess water which is not being used.

5. Use gadgets to help get rid of these unsanitary animals. Mice or rodent traps are available; there are also traps that give an electronic shock to pests that get caught.

6. Move quickly. When a rodent is sighted, homeowners need to quickly move to follow the hints mentioned previously. Additionally it is advisable to be open and speak to neighbors and the community about the presence of rodents for security.

If a rat is sighted, don’t run and try to forget about it. To get rid of your pest problem it’s best to call a professional pest control.

If you see an Armadillo leave it be

Armadillo Natchez Trace Parkway Nine Bande

On a recent trip to Florida, my family decided to go out and walk around. We were enjoying the walk, since the hotel was by a lake and you could see the fireworks from three parks, the day could not have been going any better.

Then we see something in the dark, moving about. To little for a gator, maybe a raccoon. So we went to investigate. As we approached the creature, it seemed unaware of our existence. We slowly crept closer and closer, till we understood it to be an armadillo. She was peacefully wondering through the shadow, beside the lake, enjoying her day walk also.

Still no fear or concern from our woods friend. The father of my children called them over with him, to watch the little woman in her natural habitat. The obedient offspring did as they were told and joined the stalking. They followed her to what appeared to be a burrow in the nook of a Cypress Tree. She became agitated and didn’t enter. Instead she turned and took note of our team, but was not intimidated and to examine us. Crazy people do things that aren’t in their nature when on vacation in Florida, so my husband decided to show the kids how armadillo’s are like rolly polly bugs, assuring us it would roll up in a ball when antagonized. He picked up a stick and hit the brush . She ignored him. He threw a stone in her direction, she shrugged him off. To prove his point to his children, he ran at the armadillo, expecting her to roll up and be still.

This armadillo ran at my husband so fast, he dropped his flip flops hoping to get away. Well, here came the armadillo, following my husband, not us, hissing and spitting and creating unnatural noises I have never heard the likes of since.

When we finally made our way back to our condo (we forgo the elevator, no time when the armadillo was on our route ), my husband made the profound observation,”Armadillo’s are less passive animals as I had been told”.

Pecan Tree

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Many individuals always assume that pecans are a southern nut. This is probably because of all, Georgia develops a large amount of Pecans, and second because pecan pie is such a distinctly southern dessert. Not many holidays go by without at least a pecan dish of some sort gracing the table. Most learn that pecan trees are a tough shrub that may grow in over half of the USA and as far north as southern Canada.

It wasn’t until recently, though, that pecan trees had been discovered deep in the wilds of places like Wisconsin and Illinois. This is heartening because it means that if the rugged pecan tree can withstand the weather changes of those states then it’s likely it can be adapted to grow in even colder climates.

There are actually over 500 species of pecans in existence so it’s not terribly surprising that some species of this tree would have the ability to withstand cruel northern winters. In actuality, the tree itself can produce nuts for well over 100 years. The only difference between the varieties of pecans is the shape and a small flavor difference. This is to be expected given different soil compositions, sun and heat availability, and access to a water source.

But if you are going to attempt to grow your own pecan tree, it’s important to purchase the right one. Because there are over 500 species, picking the tree that’s best for your particular climate can be a challenge and is definitely a game of patience. For instance, the”Desirable” pecan tree species is native to Mississippi so it will flourish and produce best in warm, humid climates such as that of Georgia or Florida. However, the”Wichita” variety grows best in western and central Texas because it thrives best in humid environments. But be ready to wait. The most precocious of pecan trees, the ones that bear nuts of the fastest, still take about five years.

The fact that the pecan tree originated in Texas makes it easy to believe that this is a sturdy tree given the climate variety of the Lone Star State. Recent discoveries of the tree in harsh, cold surroundings lead one to believe that what’s understood about the pecan tree is only getting started. All of this is fantastic news because it means that no matter where you spend your time eating at the table (especially during the holidays, that is the time of year when pecans sell the best), you will be able to have a delicious, locally grown, pecan pie.