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animal killing

Ferrets According to Encyclopedia.com (2008), “Wildlife are animals that have not been domesticated by humans” (chapter 3). Human interference still plays a large role in wild animals’ lives. Some people may consider ferrets to be exotic and even wild pets, however, opponents to that would argue that ferrets are harmless and have become domesticated to be sold in pet stores as amazing pets. Of course, there are most likely wild ferrets, but this is also true of cats and even dogs. Any animal can become wild or feral if the conditions apply. Some animals should never be domesticated or kept as pets, however, ferrets are not one of them. Black-footed ferrets almost met extinction with only eighteen of them in the wild. “Collaborative efforts among state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, Native American tribes, and private landowners have helped restore nearly 500 black-footed ferrets in the wild” (Cattelino, 2015). These…

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carpenter bee control

Three other ways to keep carpenter bees away is to paint everything, plugging old nests, and to build a decoy. Painting all of the exposed wood on a property with oil-based or polyurethane-based paint. Not only does everything need to be painted, but all areas that are not visible to the eye need to be painted as well. Carpenter bees prefer to nest in unfinished wood, and treating the wood will prevent them from nesting in the wood. Plugging old carpenter bee nests is a good idea because carpenter bees will use the same nest over and over again. The holes that have made in the past will be perfectly round. They also have fresh sawdust around them and aggressive looking bees near the entrance. Note the location of the hole and seal it steel wool and caulk in the middle of the summer. If carpenter bees refuse to stay…

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