Entries by Mike Atkinson

Protect Yourself from Ticks, Mosquitos, and More

Gardeners, hikers, and outdoor lovers of all types can enjoy great protection from ticks and other harmful insects. You can still enjoy all your favorite outdoor activities because Sawyer products have your back! Unlike skin repellents, Sawyer products are used on your clothing and gear. The key ingredient is Permethrin, a tick-killing agent considered to […]

More Ways to Stop Mosquitos

We had such a great response to our Spartan Mosquito Eradicator that we quickly sold out and have had to reorder. No worries, though, because we’ve got other effective ways to stop mosquitos that are also safe for animals, livestock, and people. Mosquito Dunks work in existing areas of standing water (rain barrels, koi ponds, […]


Do mosquitos in your backyard hold you hostage? Have you ever thought you’d like to sit on your patio but changed your mind because of the mosquitos? Kristine Gray, owner of Pleasant Hill Pet & Livestock, shows an inexpensive, easy-to-use product that will attract existing mosquitos and prevent them from breeding. No toxic fumes, no […]

Carpenter Bee Traps

This short video on carpenter bee traps by Kristine Gray, owner of Pleasant Hill Pet & Livestock, will help you know where to look for carpenter bees and how to best remove them. She helps you know what attracts them (including common myths) and where they may gather. Kristine also shows a cool carpenter bee […]


Flies and Fleas and Ticks, Oh My!

Summer is back and so are the insects! These creepy crawlers can be very annoying not only to us, but to our pets as well. Left untreated, these problematic parasites can cause serious health issues. For the next several weeks, we’ll be posting tips on the prevention and treatment of some of the common pests […]

Pond Management with AquaVet

Terry Calhoun, a representative from West Plains Veterinary Supply, talks to us about maintaining a healthy stock tank or septic tank using the AquaVet products for pond management. It’s a short, informative video (sorry the sound is a bit low!), but be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the quickest glimpse of the gorgeous […]

Flock Talk – Facebook Live Video

If you weren’t able to join us for our Facebook Live event, no worries! Here is the video with Kristine and Sarah Leonard that is filled with important and helpful tips for raising chicks and chickens in 2021. Flock talk Flock talk Posted by Pleasant Hill Pet & Livestock Center on Wednesday, March 24, 2021