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Vertebrate Pests

The Wall Street Journal provides tactics for residents to take back their yards from wildlife.

| March 5, 2013

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal titled Critter Counteroffensive provides tactics for residents to take back their yards from wildlife.

The article notes that as both wildlife — and people — have found the perfect habitat in upscale suburbs, often new developments in former woodlands, homeowners are turning to new ways to evict their unwanted guests. Deer in the garden seem easy compared with bats in the new cathedral ceiling or raccoons in the garage.

Some 30% of Americans used pest-control services last year, up from 20% in 2004, according to the National Pest Management Association. The landscaping that dots suburbia—not to mention the endless buffet of garbage cans—is more hospitable to many animals than the pastures and fields that covered much of the U.S. generations ago.

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Source: online.wsj.com


 

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