DOGS OF THE TITANIC! "The ship's cat, who was brought along to control vermin and had given birth to a litter of kittens, disembarked, carrying her babies one by one to the pier in England before the ship started its journey across the Atlantic. Some feel this was a mystic animal premonition, although it could just be chalked up to Mama Cat seeking a more secure future on land for her little ones. Either way, no known cat lives were lost."
Homemade squirrel repellant: Grate a bar of original scent Irish Spring soap (I used my Salad Shooter) and put a small amount of the shavings into a piece of panty hose and knot both ends, Tie it on your bird feeder (under a squirrel baffle to help keep it dry) and a squirrel won't come near you feeder,
The Swedish vallhund also called "västgötaspets" is a breed of dog. It is believed that the Swedish vallhund distinguished itself during the age of Vikings, more than 1,000 years ago. Known as the "Viking dog", the vallhund was bred to herd cattle, catch vermin (such as rats), and guard the home. The vallhund was also referred to as "the little cattle dog of the Vikings".
A crawl space under a house helps protect against certain pests, but a crawl space with abundant moisture can invite problems including mold, wood rot and vermin. Cold air that sweeps through a crawl space, meanwhile, can lead to cold floors inside the home whether or not the space is wet. Some building codes require the installation of small vents...