Bunny Trouble: Meet The World’s Most Adorable Home Property Invaders

One of the great universal truths of life is that if you see one rabbit in your backyard, you’re really seeing three rabbits in your backyard. In the split second it took your eye to track and zero in on the one rabbit, two others have hopped out of your peripheral vision. As true as Bugs Bunny loves carrots comes this nugget: No American family has ever had just one rabbit living in its...
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An Expensive Squirrel Home Invasion Story

No joke, folks: Beware the home-wrecking fury of a flying squirrel. These nut-loving rodents with long tails can do a ugly damage number to your house to the tune of upward of $2,000. Squirrels love to break into homes through small openings on the outside of the house in your foundation, siding, roofing, or anywhere they can pull a Danny Oceanesque break in. Squirrels can gain entry through a...
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Mosquitos: Beware The Vampires Of Summer

Q:  Why are mosquitos religious? A:  They prey on you. Dracula was never this blood thirsty. Summer’s greatest pest threat is back with a vengeance. Hell hath no fury like a mosquito searching for blood, especially your blood. Biting for some 400 million years now (dating all the way back to the Triassic Period), the Darth Vader of summertime pests is back and more dangerous than ever. And...
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Experts: Zika Unlikely to Invade American Heartland

The scariest word in insects has the United States on five-alarm alert, but leading insect and infectious-disease experts don’t expect the Zika virus to become a widespread hazard to pregnant women and their newborn children in the U.S. That’s soothing news for Midwest residents worried about the dangerous virus’ ability to cause birth defects and other health issues for women...
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When the American Dream Becomes a Bat Cave

Unless you’re Batman, Dracula or a chiropterlogist, chances are even money you don’t enjoy hanging with bats. As mysterious and cool the Dark Knight’s favorite flying mammal looks in the movies, bats make creepy, annoying, and potentially terrifying house guests. From the big brown bat to the little brown bat to the Mexican free-tailed bat (America’s three most common...
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