Getting Rid of Unwanted Wildlife in the Garden and Yard

For most homeowners the sight of small animals and birds in their garden is a delight, it helps you to feel at one with nature and that you’re doing your bit to help the environment.

But, there are plenty of wild animals that can cause issues in your garden. The most common problems arise from animals digging, this damages plants and even the foundations of structures. If you like growing vegetables you’ll find that some animals are attracted to your garden simply to eat them.

That’s the biggest issue, your garden is full of water and food for animals, making it an attractive place to stay.  That’s why you need to adopt the right approach to getting rid of problem wildlife.

Step 1 – Professional Help

If you have a problem with wildlife you should call the local exterminators. They can help to eradicate the issue or simply assist you in preventing wildlife from getting into your garden.

Their specialist knowledge of your area will help identify the issue and give you the best suggestions to eliminate the problem.

It’s definitely time to find out more about their services.

Step 2 – Fencing

Fencing your garden is a great way to keep many animals out, although this won’t work for all of them. Cats and rodents are very good at finding a way over, or even through a fence. Animals that bury through the earth can simply go under the fences. 

You can bury fencing to help prevent this from happening but even above ground fences will help to keep some animals out.

Step 3 – Eliminate Food Sources

Bird feeders and waste food are the two biggest attractions for wildlife, they represent a free meal. Hang your birdfeeders where only birds can reach them and ensure all waste, garden or household, is inside a sealed bin. 

The tighter the lid the less likely it is that this waste will attract wildlife.

Step 4 – Be Vigilant

Night cameras are a great way to spot what animals are doing when you’re not present. But, even if you don’t want to invest in these you’ll find that simply being vigilant will allow you to identify an issue earlier and take steps to deal with it.

Step 5 – Planting

Once you know what wildlife you’re dealing with you’ll be able to confirm which plants they are not keen on. There are plenty of herbs that are effective at keeping most animals away. Plant these around the perimeter of your garden and in key areas to reduce the attraction of your garden to animals.

Again, the professionals can help advise you which plants work best.

Step 6 – Repellent

There are a variety of repellant sprays on the market which can be used along the perimeter of your garden. You’ll need to know which animals you’re dealing with in order to ensure you’re using the right repellant.  Use the right one and the wildlife won’t be interested in coming into your garden, there are much easier targets around. 

Summer Activities Made Easy

 

Summer is here and the kids are playing, swimming, hitting the ball field and completely enjoying the glory that is summer. This year, as they head out to play I am thinking of ways to keep them safe from the dangers of bug bites and fueled for the day.

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I was so glad to find that I could protect everyone, from the biggest to the smallest without introducing any harsh chemicals to the mix. Parakito is an essential oil blend that you can wear without irritating your skin or the earth, while keeping the pesky bugs at bay.

I was a little skeptical about how effective Parakito might be, as it seems like with or without a bug spray, I usually get bit, and two of my kids are equally appealing to bugs, but I had such great results with the fast, effective and long lasting gel roll on formula. Retailing at under $20, this is a must have for summer adventures with the kids.

Getting your kids to eat your vegetables has never been easier or sneakier than it is with these tasty organic shakes from Sneakz. The days of begging, pleading and fighting about vegetables are a thing of the past for my family.

I am all about picking my battles, and on those days when we are busy, or maybe I am a little too weary, I can pull out a yummy shake pouch and take the experience from ick to incredible, without the kids even knowing I pulled a fast one on them.

Sneakz are packed with protein and half a serving of vegetables to help fill kids with something wholesome to fuel their adventures, antics and imaginations. Sneakz are completely natural and organic, as well as gluten and GMO free, busy parents like me can feel comfortable giving their children a refreshing Chocolate, Strawberry or Vanilla shake. These are great for on the go or an afterschool snack.

If Sneakz doesn’t work let them grow their own flowers and vegetables. Green Toys & Sesame Street Abby’s Garden Planting Activity Set allows them to grow a herb, flower, and vegetable. With Abby’s Garden Planting Activity Set, kids can watch nature at work while growing their very own garden. The instructions are easy to follow and fun for the kids. Plus who knows if they grow their own garden they may be more willing to eat their veggies.

Look for them at Walmart, Albertsons or Publix, or order from amazon for a tasty treat that is good for the kids and is perfect for on the go nutrition.