Animal News

Animal Control – Possums

Possums are highly territorial creatures as such it can be very dangerous for both the animal and those coming into contact with it when attempting to remove a possum. It is recommended you seek professional advice if encountering possum problems.
Possums long term solution for control is through some means of contraception , and the public has expressed a preference for this type of control. Researchers have found sperm and egg proteins that may act as contraceptives for possums, and transgenic carrots containing these proteins have been imported from the USA ready to test their effectiveness.

Animal Control – Pigeons

You can prevent pigeons from encroaching areas such as terrace and courtyard by using ‘block-off nesting’ and netting techniques. You may also make use of several strong spices such as pepper, garlic and cayenne, which act as deterrents for pigeons and reduce their infestation in the gardens. Natural pigeon control methods do not harm them physically.
Pigeon control method is facilitated much by the use of bird traps. These traps are also known as live traps, which are probably the cheapest means of pigeon controls. The traps are netted cages of rectangular shapes, which are capable of capturing the pigeons and other birds by using proper bait inside it. Constant information will be added as soon as we reveal everything that one needs to know about pigeons.

Animal Control – Chipmunks

Trapping is the most practical method of eliminating chipmunks from many home situations. Live-catch wiremesh traps or common rat snap-traps can be used to catch chipmunks. Live traps can be purchased from local hardware stores or pest control companies, or rented from local animal shelters.
Landscaping features such as ground covers, trees, and shrubs, should not be planted in a continuous fashion connecting wooded areas with the foundation of the house. They provide protection for chipmunks that may attempt to gain access to the home. It is also difficult to detect chipmunk burrows that are adjacent to foundations when wood piles, debris, or plantings of ground covers provide above-ground protection. Reduce the attractive cover or nesting sites to discourage their reproduction.