Stopping an invasion of Raccoons, Skunks, Opossums, Rodents, Feral Cats, and a Fox, at a home in Northwest Austin… 1

Stopping an invasion of Raccoons, Skunks, Opossums, Rodents, Feral Cats, and a Fox, at a home in Northwest Austin...
This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 25 January 2015, was last revised on 25 September 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 16:01(01): —————————- Summary: The following chronicles the invasion of a northwest Austin home’s crawl space by raccoons, opossums, skunks, feral cats, a fox, and one or more rodents. It asks and answers why a well-known, reputable ...

Snakes, Rodents & Droughts

Snakes, Rodents & Droughts
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 4 September 2011, was last revised on 23 October 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:09(01). ————————————- Important related links: Snake Exclusion: How to Snake-Proof your Yard & Home. Definition: A Reasonably Snake-Free Environment. Snake Repellents: How, and How Well, do they Work? Snake Bite First Aid. Weeds, Rodents, ...

Stopping a Raccoon Invasion of a Commercial Structure in Denton, Texas 1

Stopping a Raccoon Invasion of a Commercial Structure in Denton, Texas
This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 23 April 2010, was last revised on 25 September 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:04(11). Summary: At this time of the year, mother raccoons are busy suckling their young in nests hidden away from prying eyes. The raccoon (Procyon lotor) is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. ...

Opossums in Texas

Opossums in Texas
—This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 14 March 2010, was last revised on 25 December 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:03(15). —————————————– At a relatively large retirement and nursing facility in Temple, Texas, the number of Virginia Opossums observed during 2010 increased considerably over similar observations in previous years. Possibly a lack of food, in ...

Fox Squirrel (Sciuris niger)

Fox Squirrel (Sciuris niger)
— This article by Jerry and Andrew Cates, first published on 5 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(03). —————————————– The Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger), native to North America, is the largest of the North American tree squirrels (contrasted with ground squirrels that live in burrows in the ground).  These ...

Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)

Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 5 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(02). —————————————– The striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is a medium sized skunk with a robust body whose black fur is divided, laterally, by a white stripe that extends from the proximal neck to the tip ...

Texas Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)

Texas Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)
— BugsInTheNews is a viewer-participant website. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 5 February 2010, was last revised on 6 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(01). —————————————– Natural history and distribution: The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) is a native of South America. As a result of its natural, far-ranging foraging behavior, combined with a ...
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