Some Animal & Wildlife Facts that Will Blow Your Mind

  1. Turtles can breathe out their butts.
  2. A shrimp’s heart is in its head.
  3. Gentoo penguins only have one mate their entire life and “propose” by giving their mate a pebble.
  4. Rats and mice are ticklish.
  5. Sea otters hold hands so they don’t drift apart.
  6. The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!
  7. There is a breed of cat that resembles the dog’s corgi, it is called the munchkin cat.
  8. Dogs’ nose prints are like human fingerprints and can be used to identify them.
  9. Goats, like us, have accents.
  10. A “fluffle” is what you call a group of rabbits.
  11. There are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos.
  12. A giraffe’s tongue is 17 inches long.
  13. When Puffins make their homes, they make a separate room specifically for a toilet.
  14. Chickens with red ear lobes lay brown eggs, and chickens with white ear lobes lay white eggs.

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Bonus Blog Article

How to keep ants away from your home in Eastern CT (and beyond)

The best way of getting rid of ants is to use an Integrated Pest Management program to identify the source and use low-risk effective methods to effectively neutralize the pests.

Ants can be more than just a nuisance. Odorous ants contaminate food and carpenter ants build nests by tunneling through wood — damaging wall framing and other wood materials of your house, located in Eastern Connecticut.

Avoid creating a haven for ants. Ants look for food, water, and shelter. Try to minimize their access to each.

These indoor tips will not only make your home less welcoming to ants, but also to cockroaches, rodents, and other pests:

  • Don’t leave crumbs or spills; clean those tempting food items up—before an ant decides to do it for you.
  • Wipe off those sticky syrup and honey bottles — better yet, stick them in the fridge. A little bit of goo for you, is a smorgasbord for a tiny ant.
  • Wrap up sticky or stinky trash — and if possible keep in a sealed waste bin until trash day. The best way to get rid of your old vegetables, fruit scraps, and coffee grounds? Put them in your compost bin, away from your house. You’ll be creating great compost while keeping pest enticements away from your living space.

These outdoor tips will reduce an insect’s water source along with eliminating easy entrances.

  • Remove water sources such as drips or leaks. (Not only to reduce pests such as ants and termites, but to prevent mold and other house damage.) 
  • Trim back trees and bushes from your home to reduce access. Once again, this not only makes it more difficult for insects to get inside, but it will help reduce other nuisance animals such as squirrels and mice from visiting your attic space.
  • Repair window screens and fix up gaps along the screen edges.
  • Caulk cracks around windows or doors. Save on heating and cooling bills while keeping ants out!
  • Repair masonry cracks. Having the job done right may cost you less time and money than you expect with an experienced mason.

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