Rodent Removal

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Rodents are pesky creatures that thrive best in residential areas. They live in tiny holes, or burrows, which they have dug along buildings and fence places. If not controlled, rodents are very hard critters to eliminate. They generally have a lifespan of one year, and the female rodents give birth to about 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 all establishments to avoid any diseases and disease from spreading. Mice and rodents often enter stored food supply that they can easily contaminate. They thrive in areas where they can find a steady source of food. Protect your loved ones, institution, and community now.

Here are the simple and quick tips in rodent control:

1. Store and dispose of food neatly. Be certain that food containers are tightly sealed. Do not dump garbage or leftover food in the yard or compost as this is an attractive sight to rodents. Be aware that left over pet foods like bird seed dropped 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 they can get teeth on which include wood, soil, and more. If it’s impossible to close the gap by dirt or cement, homeowners may also put screens to keep the rodents out.

3. Keep the home and surroundings organized. When an area is messy and several things are piled on top of another in a disorganized fashion, it is less likely to find any signs of rodent activity like chewed books or feces lying around. An organized area provides rodents less opportunities to find places to hide and can be quickly sighted.

4. Remove stagnant water from the area. For rodent control, it is ideal to sweep off water that may be lying across the sidewalk and to regularly empty any pails or drums that have accumulated excess water that’s 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 captured. There are also ultrasonic devices which can only be heard by them.

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

Take action immediately. Be proactive in fighting these disease carrying animals. To eliminate your pest problem it is best to call a professional pest control.

Dont touch the Armadillo

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

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

Still no anxiety or concern from our forest 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 seemed to be a burrow in the corner of a Cypress Tree. She became agitated and didn’t enter. Instead she turned and took notice of our group, but was not intimidated and to examine us. Crazy people do things which are not in their nature when on holiday in Florida, so my husband decided to show the children 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 kids, he ran at the armadillo, expecting her to roll up and be still.

This armadillo ran at my husband so fast, he lost his flip flops trying to get away. Well, here came the armadillo, following my husband, not us, hissing and spitting and making 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 if the armadillo was still on our path), my husband made the profound observation,”Armadillo’s are not as passive animals as I was told”.

Pecan Tree

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Many individuals always assume that pecans are a southern nut. This is most likely because first of all, Georgia grows a large amount of Pecans, and secondly because pecan pie is such a distinctly southern dessert. Not a lot of vacations go by without at least a pecan dish of some kind gracing the table. Most learn that pecan trees are a tough shrub that may grow in over half of the United States and as far north as southern Canada.

Native Americans found the pecan nutritious, easy to store, and easy to trade with. It was not until recently, however, that pecan trees had been found deep in the wilds of places like Wisconsin and Illinois. This is heartening because it means that if the rocky pecan tree can withstand the weather shifts of those states then it’s likely it can be adapted to grow in colder climates.

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

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

How 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 environments lead one to believe that what is known about the pecan tree is only getting started. All of this is fantastic news as it means that no matter where you spend your time eating in the table (especially during the holidays, that is the time of year when pecans market the best), you’ll be able to get some delicious, locally grown, pecan pie.