Skunks are known for their ability to spray a liquid with a strong, unpleasant smell. Different species of skunk vary in appearance from black-and-white to brown, cream or ginger colored, but all have warning coloration.

How to get rid of sowbugs in your house

Sowbugs, also known as woodlice, are isopod crustaceans, a relative to shrimp, krill and even barnacles.  Sowbugs are often slate grey (but can be other colours) and have an oval body with ridges across their backs. They have seven pairs of legs, a couple of antennae and a pair of tails at the abdomen. They’re…

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What’s digging up my yard? Skunks or raccoons?

Do you see signs of vandalism in your yard and suspect it to be the work of some furry culprits? Skunks and raccoons are particularly active in the fall when they’re bulking up for winter and in spring when they’re at their hungriest. Here’s a guide to help you determine what kind of pests you’re…

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Myths and truths about cockroaches

There’s a good reason many people are afflicted with katsaridaphobia, an extreme fear of cockroaches. They’ve been around for more than 100 million years, and they have a reputation for being indestructible. But how much of what you’ve heard about these skittering critters is true? Here’s a rundown of some common beliefs and some honest-to-goodness…

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