Tag: birds

Winter Bird Feeders Attract Mice Too

Bird feeders are great and ensure a steady food supply to birds in the cold weather. However, mice are also attracted to bird food, including the seeds and discarded hulls. Make sure you regularly clean up seeds and debris surrounding bird feeders to keep mice and rodents... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday!

If you have a chimney, installing a chimney cap can keep out birds, bats and other wildlife that may try to move into your home for the winter. If you have attic vents too, by installing wire mesh will also help keep bats, squirrels and rodents from infesting your attic and getting inside the walls... more
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Are You Attracting Mosquitoes?

If you have a bird bath in your yard, you could be attracting mosquitoes.  Be sure to scrub and change the water in any bird baths weekly. If you have a mosquito issue, please contact A1 Exterminators at 800-525-4825 or visit our website at... more
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How to Attract Birds for Pest Control

Get Birds to Move into Your Yard And Eat Bugs More than the obvious reasons for attracting birds to your yard is birds are great for pest control. Make your garden and yard welcoming to our feathered friends. Backyard birds eat a combination of seeds, berries and insects. In the spring time,... more
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Who Is That Knocking At Your Door??

Woodpeckers Drilling & Drumming In the spring and fall, hundreds of homeowners are awakened by a woodpecker drumming on metal outside their house or have become aware of holes in their siding created by a drilling woodpecker. Four New England woodpeckers are known to drill and drum on houses:... more
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The Pests You May Encounter While Camping

Raccoon says, "Your Trash Is My Dinner!" Camping is a lot of fun and for families it can be the go to vacation. The only issue with camping are the pests that like to join you from time to time. Here is a list of some of the pests you may encounter and how to help protect yourself from them. You... more
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Think Our Insects Are Large Enough? Imagine How Large They Would Be Without Birds In The Sky!

Giant Insects Shrunk As Birds Entered Prehistoric Skies Millions of years ago, oversized insects such as griffinflies boasting wingspans comparable to today's hawks scuttled across (and fluttered above) the planet. But why these jumbo jets of the insect world shrank to modern size has remained a... more
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Scientists Develop Product To Keep Pesky Birds At Bay

Ken Ballinger of Arkion Life Sciences holds corn seeds covered with a bird repellent. Written by Cori Anne Natoli / The News Journal http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20120522/BUSINESS/120522001/No-scarecrows-required?odyssey=nav|head NEW CASTLE — Scarecrows Beware! Scientists at a New... more
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A Little Help On Reducing The Mosquito Population

Birds & Bats VS Mosquitoes If you are looking to eliminate the amount of mosquitoes in your area think about adding some bird boxes near your home. Birds like swifts and purple marlins enjoy the all you can eat mosquito buffet. What about bats? In Texas houses were built for bats in high... more
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A BAT FOUND IN WINTER Every now and then during the winter alive bat will be found on the ground outdoors or possibly flying around indoors. No one can assume the reason it emerged from hibernation so it is best to leave it alone and contact the local animal control officer or police to handle the... more
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