Recent Blog Posts

  • Alternate Heating Sources

    January 1, 2012
    More people are looking for alternative forms of home heating including stoves that burn wood, corn or pellets.  What are the alternatives and which fits your needs, time and budget best?
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  • Protect Your Property from Mouse Damage

    December 15, 2011
    When the weather starts getting colder, that’s when house mice start looking for their new winter residence. These unwanted house guests can enter your home almost anywhere, squeezing through cracks and holes as small as a dime.
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  • How to Protect Your Landscape From the Hungry Deer & Rabbit this Winter

    December 1, 2011
    Although difficult for the soft-hearted, turning a cold shoulder to visiting deer is the right thing to do…
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  • How to Prepare Your Bird for Winter

    November 15, 2011
    Most birds that are kept as pets are native to a rainforest climate. These pet owners must take steps to prepare their bird for the change in temperature and humidity that occurs during indoor winters.
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  • Equipment for Birding

    November 1, 2011
    It's easy to get started birding by just watching the birds in your yard or neighborhood, but once you start venturing further afield to see more birds, it helps to have the right equipment so you know what birds you find and you can see them more clearly.
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  • Best Foods for Migrating Birds

    October 15, 2011
    It's an old wives' tale that feeding birds during migration will keep them from completing their journeys – in fact, offering nutritious foods gives birds an edge in surviving migration.
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  • Frightening Facts about Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitoes

    August 15, 2011
    If you think these bugs are scary, imagine how your pet feel!
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  • Rain or Shine: Always Be Prepared

    August 1, 2011
    Farmers are accustomed to dealing with summer droughts that affect plant growth, but even plentiful rain can provide challenges and opportunities for action plans.
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  • Preventing Rose Diseases

    July 15, 2011
    It's no surprise that roses are among the most popular ornamental garden plants: they're beautiful, fragrant, and easy to grow in most climates.
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  • Alleviating Heat Stress In Chickens

    July 1, 2011
    Poultry are prone to heat stress during periods of high temperatures and humidity. While chickens do acclimate to heat over time, sudden heat waves can cause trouble. Managing the effects of heat stress is challenging, but necessary for poultry producers.
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