Betsy Hartley


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Wildlife Damage

Jul 2018
Collection of articles and publications on preventative measures and handling wildlife damage.


What is munching my chickens?

Feb 2018
I had a bunch of my chickens get their heads bit off while in their gated area and inside their coop when the door was left open. Any idea what animal eats the heads off chickens and how do I eliminate this creature?

By Dana Sanchez | Featured Question

In the egg, American bullfrogs learn how to avoid becoming lunch

Jul 5, 2017
Bullfrogs are implicated in the decline of many native species

By Chris Branam | News Story

My patio has an uninvited guest, how do I get her to duck out?

May 2017
I live in a second floor condo overlooking a man made lake. I have window boxes on my deck rail containing geraniums and sweet potato vine. On the deck I have pots containing basil, thyme, and million bells. A female duck has decided to nest either in my geraniums or herb pots. I tried a trellis, flashy wind mills, garden art statuettes, and my presence to scare ...

By Dana Sanchez | Featured Question

Skunk! How do I get my stinky house guest to leave?

Mar 2017
I have a skunk which has set up house keeping under my house and I hear it digging in different areas in my walls (under the shower, around lines of heat pump etc.) its been here about 2 months. How do I get it out from under my house and go somewhere else?

By Dana Sanchez | Featured Question

We have a cougar crowding our space, how do we get him to move along?

Apr 2016
How can I get a cougar to leave the area behind my home. We have young children and pets. My animals are afraid to go out even during the day. A friend of mine got on my roof tonight and spotted the Cougar with a flashlight.

By Dana Sanchez | Featured Question

What fruit and berries do well in my area and how do I protect them?

Mar 2016
What type of apple and cherry would you recommend for eating rather than cooking. Any suggestions for protecting fruit from deer and birds? I live at about 1,000 feet, above Sodaville. I also want to plant blueberry bushes, an early, mid-season and late variety. Which ones would do best?

By Brooke Edmunds | Featured Question

I have red-headed rascals ruining my trees, how can I stop this pest?

Nov 2015
I sent in a picture awhile ago, and you said it was a woodpecker, sapsucker variety. Now it seems there are flying insects, flies and small bees or wasps at the tree all the time, also have seen the woodpecker several times. Seems like they are ruining or killing the tree, what can we do to save it, or stop them from making it look like this? Organically if possible.

By Steve Bowers | Featured Question