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  • How to Keep Raccoons Out of Ponds — 5 Tips

    Posted August 20, 2019

    Raccoons are resilient creatures. They’ve easily adapted to human presence, and more raccoons (up to 20 times more!) are now living in urban areas than in the wild. Rurally, raccoons usually nest in hollow logs or rocky caves. In urban areas, though, you might find them in crawl spaces,… learn more »

  • How to Keep Coyotes Away — 5 Tips

    Posted August 4, 2019

    Have you seen evidence of the local coyote population on your own property? Coyote tracks? Tipped-over trash cans? Is coyote behavior becoming a threat to your sanity? With rural, suburban, and urban coyotes all increasing in numbers, it’s becoming more and more important to take precautions and minimize your… learn more »

  • Raccoons Eating Turtles

    Posted July 12, 2019

    Have You Experienced the Tragedy of a Raccoon Night Raid on Your Turtles?

    When a raccoon comes after your turtles, the aftermath can be heartbreaking. Sometimes this night visitor simply steals turtles and their eggs away, but other times, you have to deal with the aftermath. As you probably… learn more »

  • How to Protect Vineyards from Birds & Orchards from Deer

    Posted June 8, 2019

    As an owner of an orchard or a vineyard, your top concern is not losing your harvest. This is all too easy when your orchard or vineyard is open to hungry deer and birds. These creatures can kill young fruit trees, spread disease from plant to plant, and compromise… learn more »

  • Nite Guard Solar & Pond Predator Control

    Posted June 8, 2019

    Owning a fish or duck pond in your backyard can bring much pleasure and tranquility throughout the year. However, it may be difficult to summon such enjoyment when this pond becomes threatened by a predator. Rather than wait for a predator to discover your pond as an unprotected source of… learn more »

  • 2018 Nite Guard Holiday Gift Guide

    Posted May 31, 2019 Our annual holiday gift guide includes gifts locally crafted in Minnesota. Happy Holidays from the team at Nite Guard. learn more »
  • What Are Wild Turkeys Afraid Of?

    Posted May 31, 2019 At first, you may be delighted and surprised to see a wild turkey in your backyard. But as the days and weeks pass, you may find wild turkeys are eating your garden, scaring away birds, or frightening your children. learn more »
  • Find Out How You Can Keep Skunks Away from Your House

    Posted May 31, 2019 Apart from their strong stench, skunks pose little threat. However, if they get upset, they can spray you, your children, your pets, or your home. And removing that odor can be challenging. learn more »
  • How to Protect Calves from Coyotes: Non-Lethal Solutions

    Posted April 29, 2019

    Calf Predators Are a Fact of Life

    Coyotes target calves as easy prey. In a 2011 NASS report, predators cost Kansas producers about 800 cows and 3900 calves with a value of $2.2 million. While this illustrates the high cost of predation, it also points out the extreme vulnerability… learn more »

  • How to Deter Hawks from Chickens

    Posted April 17, 2019

    Hawks are predatory birds that hunt during the day when chickens are running around, scratching and pecking as they forage for seeds, insects and worms. With its keen eyesight, a hungry hawk can perch high in a tree where your chickens may not even know it’s there until it… learn more »