Moles are fascinating animals. They are small pests that have 4 fingers and 2 thumbs to help them dig tunnels in the earth's soil. Even though they are a small nuisance animal, they can make a lot of damage to lawns. Here are some more interesting facts about moles. 1. Moles paralyze their prey with toxin, in their saliva, to store them in underground larders that they have created in the tunnels. Earthworms are one of mole's prey and before they eat them the worm's body gets
I love watching the history channel when archaeologists find secret tunnels that was made hundreds of years ago. Did you know that many homeowners actually have secret tunnels on their properties as well, but it's not the hundreds of years sort of tunnels that is found nor wanted. These tunnels are made by moles and can run all throughout the property without anyone even knowing until it's too late. Moles are little mammals with long bodies, velvet fur, and short limbs with l
Groundhogs also known as woodchucks are large rodents in the northern part of the U.S. They are known for digging large tunnels to hibernate, live, bring up their offspring, and hide from predators. The tunnels these animals dig can be up to 5ft underneath the top of the ground and 45ft wide, up to 5 different tunnels. These nuisance pests don't mind digging under fences, sheds or even the foundation of your home. Here are some tips on keeping groundhogs away from your yard.
Today's society has put bats to be affiliated with vampires. Well, determining if vampires are real or not is questioned; however, bats are quite real. They are very interesting animals. Here are some interesting facts that you may not have known about bats. 1. Bats can live more than 30 years. 2. They fly at speeds up to 60 mph. Wow, that's as fast as most speed limits. 3. Bats have bad vision since their eyes are small and poorly developed. These smart animals locate their
Anyone who has a yard could possibly come in contact with a groundhog. These creatures have different names such as: woodchuck, groundpig, whistlepig, and chuck just to name a few. They are greatly known for their digging. Groundhogs like to make tunnels (burrows) underneath the surface to live in. They use the burrows for sleeping, taking care of their young, and hibernating. The burrows usually have two to five entrances giving groundhogs means to escape from predators. The
There has been a big increase of the number of copperhead snakes seen this year already. Even though those snakes are on the rise within the area, don't be fooled by snakes that may look like copperheads. Stories have been told by old timers that a dangerous crossbreed had accrued between the copperhead snake and a black snake. This is not true. The is no possible way the copperhead and a black snake can mix. Let me tell you why. The chromosomes of a black snake differs from
Nuisance pests like raccoons, squirrels and bats don't ask for permission before moving into a home. They chew on things to build their home and leave a huge mess once they are escorted out of your home. However, their mess needs to be cleaned. Why, you ask? That is a very good question, one that I will explain for you. Raccoons, squirrels, bats and any other wildlife pests know how to make a mess. Raccoons and squirrels can tear up air ducts, pipes, wires, insulation and any
Bees are like the sweet and sour bear like you've seen on t.v. They make the most sweetest liquid that we all know so well, honey. However, if they feel threatened or bothered, their stinger will get you. Here are some facts that you may not have known about bees. 1. A honey bee can fly 15 miles per hour up to 6 miles.
2. The reason why wasps are so aggressive is the venom contains a pheromone that causes the other wasps to react that way.
3. Honey bees are the only insect
Here are some interesting facts you may or may not have known before about our slithering friends. 1. The cottonmouth snake got its name from the milky white interior seen when the mouth is wide open during defensive poses.
2. Baby rattlesnakes are more venomous than adult rattlesnakes due to they don't have any control over the amount of venom that is injected.
3. Copperhead snakes freeze in its current position when it's caught unaware. Since the snake doesn't flee, that'
The temperatures are finally getting warmer and the days longer. I've noticed on social media that people are putting more and more posts out trying to figure out what snake they have just run across. Snake sightings are actually earlier this year than they typically are seen. Here are some tips of how you should behave if you happen to encounter a snake. 1. Stay on the trail/path if you are hiking or taking a stroll in the woods. Avoid rocks and logs due to snakes like to h