Tag: Animals

Pet World Fire Kills Several Animals

McAllen (KFXV) — Police are investigating a fire at a pet store where several animals died. The call came in at about 2:00 am. It happened at Exotic Tropical Pet World on the corner of Expressway 83 and Jackson Rd. The McAllen Fire Department were on the scene to put out the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under...

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What to Do Now to Prevent Winter Garden Problems

Winter is hard on your garden. Cold weather, heavy winds, and snow obviously have great potential to harm your precious plants. Other possible trouble sources are hungry animals and inadequate drainage through the frozen soil. Act now to safeguard against these problems and look forward to a healthy garden next spring. Harsh Weather Conditions Wind — Protect outdoor container plants from winter gales by moving them to sheltered areas of the yard or into a cold frame. Stake fragile plants like berry bushes so they won’t be knocked over. Set up horizontal tarps to cut the force of the...

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PETA Reaching out to La Villa ISD after FFA Animals Beaten and Tortured

The organization, PETA, is reaching out to LA VILLA Independent School District after dozens of FFA animals were beaten and tortured last weekend. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or ‘PETA’ have called on LA VILLA schools to begin teaching students about the dangers of abusing animals. ‘Teachkind,’ PETA’s humane education division warns that committing acts of violence against animals can lead to continued anti-social behavior and eventually aggression toward...

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15 Facts About Ants and How to Keep Them at Bay

1. Ants are related to wasps and bees (as evidenced by their trim abdomens, or “wasp waists”). All of these creatures are members of the insect order Hymenoptera. 2. Although human beings tend to look down on them, ants are actually organized into a sophisticated society, which researchers study as a model of cooperation. 3. Ants are to be found almost everywhere on the planet, with the exception of Antarctica and a few isolated islands. In some places, they comprise as much as one quarter of the land animal biomass. 4. All ants hatch from eggs, which are laid...

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Pressure Washers Give Impressively Clean, Green Results

Pressure washers are amazingly handy tools. They work by forcing water at extremely high pressure across the surface that you need to deep clean, a technique that’s eco-friendly, fast, and suitable for many outdoor maintenance jobs. It saves time and effort, and is suitable even for homeowners with physical limitations like arthritis. A pressure washer can be used on your home’s exterior, patio or deck, sidewalk, driveway, garage doors and flooring, swimming pool surround, vehicle or boat, outdoor furniture, gutters, stairs, or fence … the possibilities are almost endless. Types of Pressure Washers If you anticipate using a pressure...

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