Threat to Nature

Gophers, as we know, are burrowing mammals that cause havoc to the sweeping grounds in the gardens or residential areas. There are 35 species of gophers and one species in your backyard can be as obnoxious as any other species. If you see unsettling mounds in the garden or parks, don’t be alarmed. And if […]

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The Largest Rodents

Rodents have been a part of this world for 83 million years but in this day and age we see rodents as unwanted guests that we can’t keep away from our garbage. Even though rodents are recognized for their small bodies, here is a list of a few of the largest rodents known to roam […]

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Gopher Damage and Repairs

Gophers are underground inhabitants, which is why the only proof of their presence is the crescent-shaped mound they leave on your lawn. Gophers dig about 6-12 inches beneath the soil so they can feed on the roots of your bushes and vegetables and chew through the grass. If gophers aren’t controlled, they could end up […]

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Snakes Impact Gopher Control

In California as any other place in the world, there is survival of the fittest. The strong ones always get to survive in the end. It goes the same with the animal food chain. In this case, snakes are useful in controlling rodent population in places like California where wildlife is abundant. Snakes, such as […]

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Interesting Mole Facts

Moles are small mammals covered in fur, their eyes are small, and their ears are not visible. In one hour, moles can dig up to 18 feet. Their diet is based on grubs, insects, and worms and they will eat 50 pounds of worms a year. Interesting facts about moles are as abundant as their […]

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Ways to Get Rid of Gophers and Moles

Getting rid of gophers isn’t easy, and if they aren’t dealt with, they can create chaos on your property. Here are four methods for gopher removal and control to prevent gophers coming back for more.     Physical Barriers: Creating barriers around certain areas of your lawn or garden is a beneficial way to provide […]

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Identifying Mole and Gopher Damage

Moles and gophers are generally known words to describe backyard pests. Both are small, burrowing mammals that live in a series of underground tunnels. It can be hard to determine if you have a mole or gopher living under your yard but they have differences between the damage they cause. Here is a list of […]

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Mole 101- Part 2

In Part 1, we have covered the basic physiology and food habits of moles, let’s move on to the living habitat and the implications caused by their living conditions. Moles mostly live underground, but various species still prefer different habitats in North America, Europe and Asia. In regional North America, moles look for soil that […]

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Mole 101 – Part 1

Moles are the ultimate diggers of the ground leading a subterranean lifestyle, even more so industrious than gophers. Moles are small mammals from the Talpidae family in the order Soricomorpha that is found in most parts of North America, Europe and Asia. Often mistaken as rodents, moles are actually insectivores. They look for food, such […]

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Burrow Blasting To Get Rid of Gophers

Burrow blasting might be the most effective and innovative way to ward off gophers from their burrows. Dirt mounds are formed from burrows, and a single gopher can create up to 300 dirt mounds a year, so imagine how much of a nuisance that causes to property owners nearby. Burrow blasting allows you to eradicate […]

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World’s Cutest Bugs

Usually when people see a bug 1 of 2 things happen, either they are repulsed by it and leave it alone or they find a way to end its life using the bottom of their shoe. Despite what your attitude is towards these unpleasant creatures, we’ve formed a list of the world’s cutest bugs that […]

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World’s Weirdest Bugs

With one million different species of insects on the planet, you can only assume there to be some that lean towards the stranger side. Most people don’t find any comfort in creepy crawlers but if you think you can handle it, here is a peak at some of the world’s weirdest bugs.

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Run-ins with Rodents

We all have our fair share of rodent run-ins and unfortunate accidents whether it is at our homes or out in the streets. We have all screamed our lungs out, tried to brush them away using our feet or random sticks you find around the house, and we have been traumatized from accidentlly touching the […]

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Bird Evolution Wipes Out Big Bugs

Insects are among the smallest creatures on earth but about 300 million years ago, big bugs were quite common. The widest winged insects of today are of the butterfly and moth species that span about a foot across but the primitive dragonfly, known then as the Griffinfly, had a wingspan of about 28 inches. Prehistoric […]

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Infectious Diseases Caused by Rodents – Part 2 (Infographic)

Here is Part 2 of the list of infectious diseases caused by rodents Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever (OHF) is a viral disease that originated in Omsk, Russia during the mid 1940s. The rodents responsible for the spreading of the disease to the humans are muskrats and narrow-skulled voles, but the main culprit of the disease transmission […]

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Animal Trapping Laws in California

For those who are not familiar with the California Animal Trapping Laws, this is the right article to read. Every state is different from each other and has different laws and regulations and that also applies to animal trapping laws. One astonishing fact about California is that relocating wildlife is illegal. Here is the shortlist […]

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The Importance of Attic Cleaning

If you have had any problems with wildlife inhabiting your attic, then attic cleaning is necessary not only to the well being, but also the sanitation of your house. Besides, the attic is probably going to be damaged depending on the type of wildlife or the intensity of damage the animals caused. Here are some reasons […]

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Gophers 101 – Part 2

Gophers 101 Part I was all about the genealogy of gophers, its groups and subspecies. Now, let’s talk about the habitat and natural state of gophers. As you read in the earlier post, gophers are burrowing rodents which means living in soil and in tunnels is their natural habitat. However, you would think they are […]

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Gophers 101- Part 1

Let’s get to the basics and talk about gophers, the burrowing rodents commonly found in North and South America. There are 35 species of gophers, which can vary from 6 to 13 inches, depending on the age, type and gender (males are generally twice as big as the females). The color of fur that gophers […]

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And The Ugliest Rodent Award Goes To…

NAKED MOLE RAT. Yep, you heard it right. For some reason, it’s called a mole and also a rat, and it’s naked. You might not have known about them, but there are approximately 30 different kinds of mole rats, and two of the prominent ones are naked mole rat and blind mole rat.

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Rodents as Pets

In the previous post, we mentioned that pets could be harmed in the presence of rat poison and rodents in general. Not to be hypocritical, but some rodents are kept as pets, such as mice, hamsters, guinea pigs and a few more. Below is more information about the kind of rodents that would make good […]

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How Rodents Can Harm Pets

Pests like rodents are not only nuisances to you or your home, but they can also be detrimental to the health of your pet. Directly, rodents might spread diseases to the pet as they to humans, but what has been common is the indirect effect on home pets through rodenticides and rat poison.   As […]

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Top Movies featuring Rodents

It’s well known that rats are not everybody’s favorite animals, and they are definitely not the first choice of pet for most people. Despite the minor fact that rats carried and spread the plague, they are pretty darn adorable. Though for being considered vermin, they sure do make cute characters for film and television. And […]

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Skunk Facts

Rats and other rodents might pose a serious nuisance to your life at home, but skunks can be as irritating as these pests. Skunks are little mammals that you sometimes see on the side of the street or highway. They are usually black and white and a size of a cat. Skunk can become problematic […]

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History of Pest Control

Some might believe a history lesson dull and tedious, but the history of pest control is surprisingly captivating. The concept of pest control arose during the early days of agriculture, but in truth farmers had very few options when it came to protecting their crops so many simply planted enough crops to feed both themselves […]

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