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How to avoid snails/slugs on pet's food outside?

My two rabbits get some additional tasty food when I close their enclosure at night. This helps me to train them "Coming home is tasty" and they will come in without pressure. But the last ...
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Does eating garlic repel fleas?

Would (a human) eating garlic repel dog/cat fleas? (I couldn't find any reliable information on this, but I found that studies failed to show the same effect with mosquitos, despite popular belief ...
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How can I protect my dog from Ancylostoma caninum?

My dog was diagnosed with Ancylostoma caninum. His vet has been treating him, and she has apparently eliminated it from its system. But the parasite seems to habituate my garden, since my dog’s ...
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What are the effects of cat anti-flea insecticide - imidacloprid - on humans?

I'm using Bayer's Advantage Anti-fleas drops for my cat. It is a very common in Europe and is effective. However, I have also suffer from dry eyes and I've noticed that when I apply this product to my ...
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Mouse problem, how can I attract a cat to the area?

I have a cat at my farm with my livestock. I feed her and she also kills mice at the farm. She also lets me pet her, hold her, etc. She loves attention. At my house, which is a little over a mile from ...
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Can I use a human grade bug repellent for my dog?

I have a Xoloitzcuintle (Mexican hairless) and this time of the year in my part of the world, bugs really start to attack him. As far as I know there are no commercial bug repellents for dogs, hence ...
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Small gnats in roach colony

I have a small Dubai roach colony for my three bearded dragons. I have small little gnat-like bugs that will flock to the colony every week or so. It's not so bad as to affect the colony or the house ...
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What do I do about nematodes (roundworms) in aquascape?

I have 10 gallon (38 liters) tank aquascape, no fish yet, I noticed around 20 nematodes swimming around, can I just put platy fish and shrimp there? How do I get rid of the nematodes?
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Cats are avoiding the carpet

I am currently struggling with an infestation of fleas in my apartment, and my two (completely indoor) cats are on treatment to get rid of the bugs on them. I have utilized several methods of ridding ...
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Can a cat be a carrier of biting bugs?

I have a 9 year old Norwegian Forest Cat with a naturally thick coat. He is very happy and rarely scratches. He is brushed with a soft brush once a day. He has no antibug treatment. It is different ...
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What are the best mosquito-controlling critters for a pond?

While inquiring about the rules for building a backyard pond, my city suggested I have a plan some way to control the mosquitoes. I'm aware that some fish, frogs, newts, and turtles all eat mosquitoes ...
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Easiest way to keep a mouse out of the rabbit pen?

We have three rabbits in a pen on the balcony. For a couple of days, a mouse has been joining them, eating some of their pellets and — more worryingly — leaving some droppings in the food bowl. How ...
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Chemicals sprayed on balcony concerned it's harmful to my cat [duplicate]

I live in a 2nd floor apartment and I let my cat lounge on the balcony. I have had an insect infestation on the balcony that I treated with a permethrin spray. It's been 8 hrs since I sprayed the ...
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Need help with snails in a betta tank

I have a fairly docile betta that I just moved to a heated 10 gallon tank. I bought a live plant that turned out to be infested with snail eggs. I'd prefer not to harm the snails, but they are rapidly ...
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Blackworms and aquariums

I just started to study the topic of cold water aquariums. I ended up quite quickly to this site, offering some insight on how to grow blackworms as food for fish. The end of the story gave me mixed ...
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An exterminator is coming to my apartment. Should I do anything with my bird?

An exterminator is coming to treat my apartment. I will not need to leave for the treatment (ie it is not being fumigated). Should I remove my bird from the premises while this is happening? If so, ...
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What is the best way to keep lawn alive with two big dogs?

I'm about to move into a brand new house with a brand new lawn and I have some concerns... First of all, I want to be able to leave my dogs outside when I go to work, but they will dig. (And I know ...
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How to get rid of worms in my tank?

I got worms in my tank now. The tank has got water in it, but no fish and the water has just been sitting. I've now got cyclops and weird worms. Are they deadly to fish? I meant to empty the tank and ...
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Microscopic like bugs or parasites in my tank?

2 months ago, a friend gave me a plant (Anacharis or something) from her plastic guppy pond. It had algae and bugs, etc. but I just rinsed it in warm water a couple times, hoping that would be enough. ...
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What is the most effective least toxic thing to kill dog ticks? [duplicate]

i wonder whether you smart people can help. I've semi adopted a cute fluffy dog in SE Asia and it's Man vs Dog tick, and the ticks are winning big time. The problem is that the place is full of ...
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What are these critters in my tank?

Video #1 of the critters. I have a separate tank that I want to use for breeding. Last week, I had my gourami breeding pair in there. But, then, my angelfish laid eggs on my glass cleaner, so I took ...
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Safest way to get rid of cockroaches found close to dog's house?

I recently have found that cockroaches are partying next to my dog's house which is outside in the back porch. I want to get rid of them but since my dog likes to sleep in or next to his house don't ...
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Does Revolution kill ticks?

We have been using Revolution on our house rabbits for years, and I always assumed it killed ticks as well. Recently, someone told me it is not effective against ticks. I know it effective against a ...
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Does bleach kill flea eggs?

Context: I'm having an issue with fleas in the apartment. I have three adult cats, which I bathe every 6 weeks more or less. Back 3 months ago, they got fleas from the outside. I used Frontline Plus ...
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Is it safe to use ant traps if they're out of reach of my cats?

We have ants in our house, and nothing I've tried so far has been sufficiently successful. Now I'm considering using ant traps, but only under the kitchen cabinets behind the plinth, a place where ...
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Guppies and turtles together?

Since turtles have eaten all of my goldfish, I stopped putting more fish in their aquarium. Now the problem is: today morning I saw too many mosquito larvae on surface of water. Seems like turtles ...
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Is there any ant killer which is safe for my pets?

I am trying to find very effective and natural ant killer to kill ants inside my house. they are all over, in my kitchen, in my bedroom, windows, main doors. I was tried some ant killers, but they ...
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Will fleas get back in my home if I wash them down the drain?

I have researched drowning fleas. There is a lot of good data at Can dish soap really be used to kill ticks and fleas? the summary there suggests if you wash fleas away in the yard, your pet well get ...
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How can I check whether a room contain fleas?

I wonder how I can check whether a room contains fleas. It doesn't contain pets anymore, and I don't have access to the pets to check whether they have fleas. E.g., for bed bugs, one way to detect ...
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Can I train my ferret for ferreting?

Ferrets were originally domesticated and bred for "ferreting", which means going into rodent holes and chasing out the resident rats/mice/rabbits/etc into traps. I live on a property that has lots of ...
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What mouse traps are pet safe?

We recently discovered that we have another mouse in our apartment. We also have a cat. Now, our cat has caught a mouse before, and has shown interest in doing so again, but we don't want to ...
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Found newborn puppy on the street. What should I do?

My friends and I found a newborn puppy and have temporarily made a shelter for him in the park. It is an old sink covered with an asbestos sheet. Till the time we manage to find a home for it, what ...
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My cat's food is filled with ants: should I throw it away or is there a method to remove them?

My cat's food bag is filled with ants and I'm sure I'm not supposed to give him ant filled food. So is there a method to remove the ants from the original bag or should I throw it away and get a new ...
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Reptiles or other critters for insect control in a greenhouse?

I'm looking at building a 15 ft wide x 40 ft long (4.5 x 12 m) glass solarium / conservatory (same thing, called differently depending on where you live). ...
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How can I protect my tortoise from ant attacks?

I've been getting prepared before attaining a new tortoise, and I thought I'd have everything figured out and set up before I get it. A while ago when I was cleaning my turtle's pool I left it to ...
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Is there a way of getting rid of ants that's safe for my cats?

We had ants last summer. They came in through the kitchen and a wall near the kitchen. We caulked it up so they couldn't get in, and the problem was solved. This summer, we've had ants again. They ...
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How can I make sure my Bearded Dragon's terrarium is safe after my apartment has been fumigated?

I just received notice that my apartment is getting bug-bombed this weekend. I'm planning on moving my bearded dragon to a smaller terrarium so that it's easier to move him out for the day, but I don'...
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How do I make sure my fish tank is safe after my apartment has been fumigated?

I just received notice that my apartment is getting bug-bombed this weekend. I'll have to move all my animals out of the apartment for the day while the gas dissipates, but my fish are in a 55 gallon (...
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What are the pet health concerns with using diatomaceous earth as an insecticide?

A couple of answers (1, 2) on flea treatments have suggested the user of diatomaceous earth (DE) for flea control. I have heard there are possible health concerns for my pet. Is there any evidence ...
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Can I use a gecko to get rid of a cockroach infestation?

I am tired of having tons of dying cockroaches around my house from poison so I am thinking of letting a gecko loose in my house to help get rid of the infestation. I would stop using the poison and ...
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How can cat owners protect cats from secondary poisoning from rodenticides?

Modern rodenticides are specially designed chemicals that cause vermin death by altering vermin's metabolism. One often used group of such chemicals is called anticoagulants. No symptoms are ...
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How can I protect my chickens' eggs from snakes?

Snakes used to attack the eggs my chickens laid. We've tried to kill or chase away the snake; we finally killed the snake through baiting with a poisoned egg. We sold some chickens to reduce their ...
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How can I keep vermin out of outdoor pen or enclosure?

I've got 5 chickens who all live in a pen that is being attacked by rats. The rats keep burrowing under the walls of the pen and it would be impractical for me to brick it up to keep them out. What's ...