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How to Deal With Varmints that Invade Your Home

AUBURN, Alabama—Have you ever had a varmint get in the attic or basement or garage areas of your home? If so, you know the whole house can become a war zone. Varmints can chew on or destroy wood, siding, wiring, ventilation areas and screens. What is a varmint? A varmint is an undesirable troublesome wild animal. Personal opinion comes into play when decided which animals are ... Read More »

Fox squirrels: The gray squirrel’s colorful cousin

Fox squirrels

Auburn, Alabama — Have you ever wondered what species of squirrel roam around your backyard? The Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) is often found in Canada and the Eastern part of the United States. They are fairly common in Alabama and currently have a status of low conservation concern. This means their population size is doing well and they do ... Read More »

Living with Wild Neighbors

Racoon wild neighbor

Auburn, Alabama—Squirrels, rabbits, coyotes, raccoons, opossums are just a few of the wild neighbors that Alabama residents encounter throughout the year. Often these wild creatures are unintentionally invited into residents’ neighborhoods and yards. Once they are in they are extremely hard to get rid of. “A fairly common situation is where somebody has a bird feeder and at first birds use ... Read More »

Keep Pests Out of Your Attic

AUBURN, Ala.–By not doing one minor house repair, you could potentially be offering an open door to unwanted visitors such as squirrels, bats, raccoons, rats and snakes in your home. Many people that have this issue ask the questions — How do these animals get in? Why do they get in? What are the possible threats? How can I tell if I ... Read More »