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Facts About Bunnies

The Easter Bunny will visit all the little girls and boys in a couple days. While families are getting ready for the arrival of the Bunny, here are some facts about bunnies you may not have known. 1. Rabbits can reach speeds up to 30-40 mph but jackrabbits can run as fast as 45 mph. 2. Rabbits can be trained to live indoors and in the UK is the most popular pet option. They can be trained just like a dog to know commands and are easy to house train. 3. Thousands of rabbit shows take place in the U.S. each year. 4. Rabbits teeth never stop growing throughout its life. 5. They can jump 36' or higher. 6. Female rabbit is called a doe, a male rabbit is called a buck. 7. Half the wor

Bunny Doesn't Just Leave Baskets

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail. We all know the children's Easter bunny song and soon Peter Cottontail will be hopping to your home to leave your children's basket for them to find Easter morning. However, other bunnies beside the Easter bunny don't leave great gifts and once they set up camp, they are there to stay. Rabbits like to feed on grass, forbs, and leafy weeds. These furry little creatures love to check out what you've planted in your flower garden so they can use it as a buffet to decide what looks appeasing to them. They search out what they want to eat and then take their time eating what they find gnawing all the way to the root. All the hard work in

Squirrels Do Not Care

Is anyone home? It's not like squirrels care. They'll chew their way through your soffits, siding or even your roof. It doesn't matter if you don't want tenants they will welcome themselves in your home. Once it takes up residence in your home that is where it gets costly. The amount of damage squirrels can make is mind boggling. Squirrels love to chew. Once inside your attic they will gnaw on the wires which can cause them to short out and start a house fire. They will also tear up the insulation and use it to help build their nest. Plus, they will turn it into their own private bathroom and leave their urine and feces on it. At that point, the smell from the insulation can be smelt throu

Home Damage Caused by Birds

As a kid, I got excited when I came across a bird's nest. The nest was fascinating to see and I always wondered how a little animal can make something so cool. Becoming a homeowner those nest wasn't as fascinating. Bird season coming into effect can be very expensive for homeowners. Even though they are small, one wouldn't think they can do that much damage to your home. Birds will build their nests right in the corner of your gutters which can clog them up so water can not drain correctly away from your home. The damage can cause the gutters to be detached from your home due to the weight or even make them collapse. Structural damage will start and if not caught will start to rot your hom

We All Need Some Green

St. Patrick's Day is also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held on the 17th of March which is the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Here are some more facts about St. Patrick's Day. 1. This day is a global celebration of Irish culture in memory of St. Patrick who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the 5th Century. 2. New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade is one of the world's largest parades which started in 1762 where marchers trampled up 5th Ave. on foot. 3. The most part of the 20th century, St. Patrick's Day was a strict religious holiday in Ireland that pubs were closed for business. However, 1970

Fly, Fly Away Birds

There's been an old wives' tale that if a cardinal was seen sitting around, then there is snow on the way. I was washing dishes right before my son got off the bus the other day and looked out the window to see a cardinal sitting in the tree in our yard. The last time I casually looked out the window to see a cardinal sitting in the tree we received close to six inches of snow. So, I suppose the old wives' tale could be true but it's mid March and close to spring though. Shouldn't we have warmer weather and see more blue jays now? Springtime is the season that birds start their breeding. Birds find their mate, build their nest, lay eggs, then raise their young. Some of them repeat the cycle

Rodents Can Affect Childhood Asthma

Asthma is not a disease to take likely. There are 25 million Americans that have been diagnosed with asthma and half are children It affects the airways in the lungs and patients can experience wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, tightness and pain in the chest. It is more dangerous for children to develop asthma because they have smaller airways and underdeveloped respiratory systems. These attacks can be triggered by allergens, exercise, smoke, pollution, or airway infections. This time of year, rodents are tearing into homes to look for places to have their babies. Those rodents are moving around in the residence without being detected and leaving around rodent hair, urine, and fecal

Facts about Daylight Savings Time

It's that time of year again. Spring forward this Sunday, March 11th 2018 at 2:00am. While we all gain an extra hour of sunlight, we also lose an hour of sleep. I don't know about you, but I prefer to have my sleep. However, do you know the reason why DST was started and what brought the United States to that. Here are some facts regarding daylight savings time. 1. It was 1st proposed in 1895 by a man who studied insects because he wanted two more hours in the day to collect them. Needless to say, it didn't happen. 2. The 1st approved time was requested by Germany in WWI to tighten the nighttime timeframe to try to save coal for heating. In 1918, the United States used DST to also save fue

Daylight Savings Time Effects Animals Too

During the month of March in the year 2018, daylight savings time changes on March 11th. During this time of year, time springs forward one hour which means we all loose a hour of sleep. Yeah, I agree, yuck!! However, did you know daylight savings time also effects wildlife? Depending on the season, the savings time change makes a big difference on how wildlife is effected. There are numerous motor vehicle accidents that happens daily; therefore, there are more than 350 million animals killed on US roads every year causing $1billion in damage. Each state's government had put up road signs warning drivers of potential animals to prevent those accidents. An example, how wildlife is effected du

Just Another Nut

We all have seen the animated movie Ice Age. There's a little squirrel trying to get his prize, his nut, but he never seems to obtain possession. If you've seen the movie, then you've seen all the things that has happened to the squirrel while he's chasing his prize. The poor thing even chooses his little nut over a beautiful female squirrel for companionship. He loves that nut!! Squirrels must rely on foods rich in protein, carbs and fats since they don't digest cellulose which are found in nuts. The main nuts you will see them eating are pine nuts, walnuts, almonds, hazelnut, peanuts and of course acorns, just like in the Ice Age movies. Squirrels will hide their treasure anywhere, but f

Interesting Information About the History of Skunks

Everyone can pick out a skunk within a crowd and not just by it's odor. Shockingly, skunks are unique animals in their own way. Their DNA was recently decoded and scientists learned that skunks derived from a common ancestor 30-40 million years ago. The animal's name, squunk, was from a southern New England language dated back to the 1630s. Crazily, someone to be called a skunk was an actual insult in 1881. Even with their horrible smell, skunks have been used in throughout society. There is a plant that is named after a skunk called a skunk cabbage which is a North American plant that has a flower with a very unpleasant smell. Then who can forget Pepe Le Pew. This poor animal was only tryin



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