Do Just One Thing for March 04, 2017

It may seem like the most humane thing to do, but live-trapping a wild animal and relocating it far away from your home can do more harm than good. According to the Humane Society of the United States, 97 percent of squirrels who are live-trapped and relocated die quickly. The reason? They are left in an unfamiliar place with no knowledge of where to find shelter, food or water. To move a wild animal, make its dwelling unpleasant: Use rags soaked in apple cider vinegar or blare a radio at night to “convert an attractive space into one that is inhospitable.”

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