http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/life/home-garden/2016/10/07/getting-rid-gophers/91494940/ Anne Skinner, Master Gardener 9:02 a.m. PDT October 7, 2016 (Photo: oleg_1959, Getty Images/iStockphoto) A friend was in a large hardware store checkout line, discussing his purchase to deal with gophers. Another customer stated loudly, "You know what gets rid of gophers?" Everyone around went silent and still, listening with interest to hear the answer. The answer is, there is no easy … [Read more...] about Getting rid of gophers
http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/47499/20160914/ground-squirrel-facts-studies-show-use-sunlight-hide-food-smarter.htm Article by Justine E. First Posted: Sep 14, 2016 04:20 AM EDT Photo Credit: Ground squirrels are the newest addition to the list of smart animals that navigate by the sun. Mark Gunn / Flickr CC BY 2.0 These days, numerous animals have already been known for various exceptional abilities and intelligence. And just recently, experts have found that ground squirrels are … [Read more...] about Ground Squirrel Facts: Studies Show They Use Sunlight To Hide Their Food; They Must Be Smarter Than What We Think
http://www.futurity.org/squirrels-forensics-bones-1210002-2/ Posted by Boston University July 22nd, 2016 (Photo Credit: "squirrel" via Shutterstock) Left to their own devices, squirrels will gnaw away not just on acorns, but also on bone. And that poses problems for forensics. “Squirrels seem nice but are actually very voracious little creatures,” says James Pokines, forensic anthropologist and an assistant professor in the anatomy and neurobiology department at the Boston University … [Read more...] about Gnawing squirrels are culprits at many crime scenes
http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34514119-75/slow-invasion-non-native-snails-feeling-right-at-home-in-northwest.html.csp BY CHRIS WINTERS The Herald JUNE 26, 2016 EVERETT, Wash. — Whether you think snails are good looking or good for nothing (or good eating), one fact seems undeniable: The little critters are everywhere this year. And they’re hungry. “I have dahlias and several things that they just eat up,” said Barb O’Brien, secretary of the Everett Garden Club. O’Brien, who also is … [Read more...] about Slow invasion: Non-native snails feeling right at home in Northwest
http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/607979/Control-rats--slugs--and-snails-to-prevent-rat-lungworm-disease.html?nav=15 Control rats, slugs, and snails to prevent rat lungworm disease KIA‘I MOKU March 13, 2016 By LISSA FOX STROHECKER , for The Maui News Rat lungworm disease: It may be rare but it's memorable - like a horror movie come to life. Nightmarish tales of muscle spasms, temporary paralysis and comas stemming from rat lungworm infection circulate on the news and … [Read more...] about Control rats, slugs, and snails to prevent rat lungworm disease
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/does-your-office-have-a-mouse-or-rat-problem-of-course-it-does/2016/03/12/46ccac24-e61c-11e5-b0fd-073d5930a7b7_story.html By Steve Hendrix March 12 Wayne White of American Pest scouts the Washington Post newsroom for signs of mice. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) Wayne White walked into an office building in downtown Washington, trying to think like a mouse. His expert eye took in the things that make a rodent feel at home amid the cubicles: the … [Read more...] about Does your office have a mouse (or rat) problem? Of course it does.