First off get out of you regular flip flops.
I have used custom orthodics and inserts, both work the same for me. I like Sole inserts. You can try Superfeet as well.
Get a pair of Birkenstocks to wear when not working or if you can at work they will help relieve the pain.
They will take a few days to wear in but will work.
If you can't stand them get a pair of Sole Flips they have support and regular wear help.
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Last edited by ICHockeyPeeps; November 18th, 2012 at 08:46 AM.
I'd say there's a point where if you know the traps and things aren't working and they're starting to cause some pretty serious damage to the house that stronger pest control has to be a real option. I'd think $20,000 in repairs is definitely past that point. You're not shooting them for kicks or just because they're eating your garden.
The Squirrel problem I had a few years back has been remedied for now. When my 2 elder indoor cats died 2 years ago, we decided to get 2 kittens from the pound and make them outdoor. Well, the only time I see squirrels now is in the dead of winter when I dont have any tomatoes growing. lol. In the dead of winter here in VA, my cats spend all day and night in the climate controlled garage so the tree rats have full run of the yard.
All in all, I think this will probably be the best way to do it. My Conscience is and will clear.
Last edited by nocturn; November 18th, 2012 at 06:33 PM.
If you can find their holes, you can try putting dog poop around it and inside of it. That will typically chase them away. If that doesn't work, go Judge Dredd on their asses!
And thats how you get ants!
ya, it's a bummer when you have to kill them. they're so cute... but also so destructive.
my parents have had a gopher problem for the longest time and finally got rid of them by sticking a hose down a tunnel and drowning them. it made me sad to hear it, but for my parents, having to redo their garden constantly and fix their lawn because of all the holes was driving them mad. the dead gophers in the hole supposedly made all others relocate far far away.
nocturn, mentioning that you hope the groundhogs don't die under your house reminds me of my parents' neighbor who had a mouse problem because she had some grape vines that she let grow wild in a standard southern california backyard (so we're not talking acres or anything). i'm not sure what she did or didn't do but they all died under her house and caused a horrible stink. blegh.