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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Squirrels, Don’t They Just Drive You Nuts!

Squirrels, don’t they just drive you nuts! These pesky rodents are the cause of a large amount of urban property damage. You may like to watch these cute critters chasing each other around in your yard but what you don’t see is what they’re doing to your property.
A squirrel is a type of rodent which means that they are mammals that have ever growing incisor teeth that they need to keep filed down. They do this filing with the act of gnawing on things such as wood, metal, wires, hoses, or any other objects that may be in your yard. Also if you have a grass yard these rodents will dig and burrow underneath your shed, your pool, or even your home! Once they do this there is not much you could do before they begin causing substantial property damage.
Squirrels search for a warm dry place to reside. Normally they would choose an attic of a suburban home located by a wooded area. Once they get into the home they can make a mess with their waste, and will scratch and gnaw through wood, plaster, insulation, cardboard, and plastic.
The longer you wait to handle the removal of these pesky rodents the more money you will be paying in property damage, so get professional help as soon as possible. These animals could be quite aggressive too.
We specialize in removing squirrels and other pests in the New York New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 917-633-0888 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

Plants that Repel Rabbits from Your Garden

Rabbits may be cute, but they can be a huge detriment to any garden. Any gardener that has a rabbit issue will know that they will chew through a large number of flowers and vegetables alike. While removal of the pesky critters is the most effective way to keep them out of your garden, planting certain plants can help prevent more of them from chewing up your garden. Plant some of these beautiful additions to your garden turn away rabbits.

Woody Plants

Rabbits are not fans of wooden plants like azaleas or mountain laurel. Both have beautiful flowers that provide plenty of color to your garden. Rabbits can’t chew through the woody stems and prefer to avoid these.

Bulbs

Daffodils and Hyacinths are two bulbs that Rabbits can’t stand. While rabbits do eat some bulb plants, daffodils and hyacinths have a much lower toxicity level; which may be why they are avoided. Daffodils are also known for their ability to repel mice.

Vegetables

It’s no surprise that rabbits will munch on the vegetables in your garden. But there are a few different vegetables that rabbits avoid. Tomatoes, onions, potatoes and summer squash are generally avoided by rabbits. While they won’t repel them, growing these vegetables in place of their favorites can often make them look elsewhere for food.

Herbs

Herbs are often shown to repel certain animals or pests due to the pungent earthy aromas. Rabbits, with their keen sense of smell often stay away from gardens growing sage, rosemary, and basil. These strongly scented herbs are great to have fresh for the kitchen, and can help repel rabbits from your garden.

We specialize in removing rabbits, mice and other pests in the New York New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 718-227-7227 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.

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