Whether you’re having problems with cats making their way onto your dinner table, dogs digging up your lawn or birds escaping their cages, you’ll need help keeping your pets under control.
Here’s a list of handy tips for looking after your animals so you can avoid all those pet-related worries.
11. Ants away
Ants love to invade kitchens and laundries, and one of their favourite destinations is the pet food bowl.
Keep them at bay by setting the bowl in a pan of water.
It’ll deter the ants and doubles as a water dish.
12. Going to seed
Birdseed that drops to the ground can grow into an unwanted jumble of plants.
Keep seed from sprouting by positioning a piece of scrap carpet underneath bird feeders.
To get rid of the hulls, sweep the carpet or shake it into a bin.
Be warned that the carpet scrap will kill the grass underneath.
13. Free as a bird
A pet bird that makes a bid for freedom can be difficult to recapture.
Try closing the curtains and turning off all the lights.
Birds don’t usually fly in the dark so it’ll land and be easy to spot with a torch.