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Home Guide: Getting Rid Of Squirrels

by Grisha Bornsztein

Wondering how to get rid of squirrels in your home, yard, or attic? Read on for our complete guide. 

how to get rid of squirrels
I think I'll burn down some houses today. Yes, that's what I'll do.
Fire, Flooding, and Poop.

 

Those are just a few things you can expect if you have squirrels or rodents in your attic. Since I’m in the process of evicting several squirrel families from my home (they never pay their rent on time), I wanted to learn everything I could about these little rodents. Hopefully this post will help you keep these freeloaders out of your space! First, let’s find out who we’re dealing with.

Have you dealt with squirrels? Let us know how you dealt with them in the comments below

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Get Rid Of Those Pesky Fruit Flies

by Lilybee

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit Flies like bananas. Heh heh.

Apartment Therapy's sister site Re-Nest has a VERY wily way to get rid of the pesky fruit flies that are frankly plaguing my very existence this year.

You'll need a

  • A glass (I'm actually using an old pasta sauce jar)
  • A piece of paper.
  • Some slightly icky fruit or some apple juice to lure the unsuspecting little rotters

created on: 09/11/08

The picture is fairly self explanatory, you...

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Know Your Bugs.

by Chris Gardner

I can't bear to turn on the AC yet, despite the 90-degree afternoons, so often, our doors are wide open to elements. And with the breezes comes the bugs, and lately we've been visited by some decidely complex looking creatures that my Biology-teacher mother didn't teach me as a kid.

Enter WHAT'S THAT BUG.COM, a charming database dedicated to, you guessed it, all your entymological inquiries, and some beautifully photographed from the insect world.

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Use Irish Spring to Keep Out Garden Pests

by DIY Maven
Use Irish Spring to keep out garden pests
Garden pests eating my hostas!

Perennials are springing up everywhere. And the herbivores are loving it. The hostas pictured above are always the first course. Around here, the biggest culprit of garden dining are deer. Don’t believe me? I took the following picture of our back yard two years ago. Apparently, we are living in the Grand Central Station for the Bambi crowd.

Deer in backyard

Garden stores sell various deer and rabbit deterrents, but...

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