Category: Pest Control

How to Acclimate an Adopted Outdoor Cat

Last time, you met our cute and relentless mouse terminators – Gray & Abel – and I shared a little about why I fired our exterminator service.  Here you’ll read about the best way to acclimate an adopted stray or

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Why You Should Adopt Cats for Mouse Control

As a student of Permaculture, I detest the primary and ever present role harmful chemicals play in our modern lives.  Monocultured lawns are sprayed with this one. Sidewalk cracks are sprayed with that one. The veggies on your family’s plates

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Companion Planting for Grapes

I’m a big advocate of companion planting.  A couple driving principles of Permaculture are “Integrate Rather than Segregate” and “Use and Value Diversity”.  If we’re going to try and implement those anyway, it makes sense to put some thought into

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Shade Trellis for the Chicken Coop

Chickens are incredibly cold hardy.  What they can’t tolerate is extreme heat.  To  cope, they drink a lot.  They pant.  They dust bathe.  They lounge around in the shade.  In fact, you can just imagine an overly-dramatic buff orpington sitting

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How to Clean a Dog Sprayed by a Skunk

Once again, I turn the blog reins over to my beautiful bride, who writes at MidwesternBite.com.  This time she’s sharing one of our most important recipes… A recipe for which we always have ingredients on hand…  A recipe that has

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