Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Do Ultrasonic Pest Repellents Really Work?

Read this article to find out if electronic ultrasonic pest control devices really help eliminate rats, mice, and insects in your home.

Hummingbird Migration: When to Expect Them in Your Area [2021]

One of spring's highlights is hummingbird migration. As the season moves northward, so do these birds. This map will help you prepare for them in your yard.

5 Ways to Protect Koi Fish During Freezing Weather

Brett asks, “During this latest cold snap, my koi fish pond has threatened to freeze over. What should I do?”

Ice by itself is not dangerous to koi. The danger is the reduced oxygen and increased toxic gases from the sealed water surface. Read on for more.

How to Prevent Damage to Door Weather Stripping

Dogs and cats are pretty smart animals, and some have figured out that if they scratch on a door, someone let them in. Watch this video to see how to replace weather stripping on a door and prevent future damage.
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How to Keep Mice, Rats, and Squirrels Away from Bird Feeders

Mary Lou asks, “We love feeding birds, but they drop seeds on our balcony which attracts mice and rats. What can we do to keep rodents away?” Birds and rodents both love to eat seeds. Try these tips to discourage rodents from your bird feeder.
Homemade bird feeder baffle on pole

Do It! How to Guard Your Bird Feeder from Squirrels and Raccoons

While feeding birds is a popular pastime, feeding squirrels and raccoons is not.To keep the furry critters away from your bird feeder, make a DIY guard from a piece of stovepipe.
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How to Prevent Tick Bites and Control Ticks in Your Yard

Ticks carry and transmit diseases, like Lyme disease. Read on for tips on how to avoid tick bites and control ticks in your yard.

Attracting Bluebirds to Your Yard with Nesting Boxes

For a real treat in your yard or garden this year, try putting up a bluebird house. If their stunning beauty weren't enough, they're also great for natural summer insect control! Read on to find out more.
Raccoon climbing onto a porch.

How to Protect Your Home from Raccoon Damage

The arrival of spring melts snow, grows flowers, warms the weather, and brings baby animals – including raccoons. You might find adult raccoons and their young cute . . . until they move from their natural home into yours! Read on to find out more.