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Pest Control

Carpenter bees, raccoons, bats, wasps, ants-- how do you combat nature's most pesky and destructive pests? Log Home Living takes a look at the number of ways to control pests in and around your log home or cabin.

Keep an Eye Out for These 6 Common Garden Pests
Identifying the problem is the first step in finding a healthy way to reduce — or even eliminate — the damage caused by insects. Here are 6 common garden pests you may encounter.
Dealing with Deer and Other Critters
They’re wonderful to watch, but if you’re not careful, they can be tough on your turf.
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How to Get Rid of Wasps
Having a problem with wasps buzzing around your yard or deck? With just a little know-how, wasps can be safely and easily elimina…
How to Get Rid of Raccoons
Don't let raccoons run amok on your property. Use these five tips to keep raccoons out of your garbage–and your home.
Natural Strategies for Dealing with Garden Pests
Try these non-toxic methods to stop nature’s critters from enjoying your garden before you can. From slugs to deer, here are some…
Using Borate to Protect Logs from Bugs & Fungi
Pre-treating your log home's wood with a non-corrosive borate-based solution is an effective way to deter termites, beetles, carp…
Attract Birds That Won't Damage a Log Home
Attract more feathered friends to your property, without putting your log home at risk.
Warding Off Log Home Pests
To you, your log walls look like home. But to carpenter ants, termites and powder-post beetles, they resemble something more akin…
Carpenter Bees
How to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees
These pests can wreak havoc on a wood home, but you can prevent or get rid of carpenter bees once and for all if you take these s…
Precautions for Living in Bear Country
If you choose to build your log home in bear country, here are some simple precautions you can take to reduce the chances you’ll wake up one morning and find a bear on your deck—or in your kitchen.
4 Easy Ways to Bear-Proof Your Log Home
How can you live in harmony with bears? Here are 4 easy tips for keeping your log home bear-proof.
8 Natural Enemies of Log Homes
From excessive sunshine to persistent carpenter bees, here's how to fight and beat log home natural enemies — the natural way.

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