Remove magpies from an area by ridding the environment of shelter and food. This process requires a saw or loppers and closed pet food containers. Ridding an area of magpies is an ongoing process, requiring vigilance and frequent upkeep of property.Continue Reading
Inspect the yard and surrounding areas for nests. Magpies often nest in trees or low brush. If a nest is found, remove it before the magpie has a chance to lay its eggs. Dispose of the nest appropriately to prevent the magpie from reusing it for new nesting material. Inspect the area frequently for attempts to rebuild.
Cut away any brush in which the magpies may hide and build their nests. Trim trees to expose nesting sites.
Feed pets only the amount they can eat at one time, covering the food after they have consumed their fill. Magpies are attracted by pet food and migrate to areas containing it if there is a steadily available supply. They are also known to pilfer through open garbage cans searching for food. Make sure garbage cans are securely covered, and dispose of garbage in the appropriate facilities frequently to avoid drawing in the birds.
To get rid of scorpions, it is necessary to remove any debris that may provide the pests with shelter. Commercial pesticides and manual capture of the scorpions can help eliminate them from the property.Full Answer >
To get rid of snakes on a property, eliminate items that attract snakes, such as piles of debris, and seal the crawlspace and other areas of the home where snakes find shelter. Commercial snake repellents and snake-proof fencing are used to prevent snake infestations. If the snakes are venomous, consider contacting a professional animal control company.Full Answer >
If snakes are living in an area, it is because they are finding food, shelter and water there, says Snake Removal. The easiest way to get rid of snakes is to make the area less attractive to them. Garter snakes like moist, grassy areas near water, says the University of Michigan. They like habitats with hiding places, and they eat earthworms, frogs, slugs, insects and small mice. Garter snakes are harmless to people and eat vermin, so removing them might be counterproductive.Full Answer >
To donate food to a shelter, locate a local shelter in your area using HomelessShelterDirectory.org, a nationwide directory of homeless shelters. The website provides search tools, descriptions and contact information. After you have located a shelter, contact them for donation hours and information regarding what items the shelter accepts.Full Answer >