Tea and Synergy

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“Hey, look at that,” a gardener said to me, pointing up at a yellow blob of dried foam in the home’s eave where two roof lines met. “That stuff is worthless for keeping rats out of attics.” “Not if you combine it with other materials to produce a greater effect— that’s called synergy,” I said…. Read more »

Riding From Scratch

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Boy, birds sure have fun flying in the sky, don’t they? What a life. I’m on vacation in Yosemite National Park, taking a break from catching rats and removing dead raccoons from crawl spaces. I’m sitting on a sandy beach at Mirror Lake, watching two ravens fly high in the sky, riding the thermals. They’re… Read more »

Man Bites Wasp

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I just received an email from a reader commenting on my recent adventure dragging a dead raccoon from a crawl space. He wanted more stories about my “real man job.” Your wish is my command. Just weeks ago, I had to exterminate a yellow jacket nest in a home’s wall void. My workers usually do… Read more »