Simple Solutions to Pest Problems at Home
The whole issue of pest and pest control can be a touchy subject for those of us that live a cruelty free lifestyle by becoming vegan. When people decide t adopt cats and dogs or stay away from dairy, meat and other products or even by not supporting products made from leather and wool, they show compassion towards animals. Compassion can be a bit difficult to show towards animals and pests that cause all sorts of problems in your home.
Specific types of pests don’t actually need exterminating, the cruelty free options are worth a try to control the problems. But the first thing that you have to make sure is to clean your home regularly to avoid attracting pests in the first place, specifically those drawn to food like mice and rats.
Dealing with Wasps
Wasps can be incredibly dangerous especially if the person who was stung gets an allergic reaction and go into shock. If the wasp nest is inside your home or fairly close to it, then you might have no other real choice then to have them exterminated. Let’s say that the wasp nest is at the farthest corner of your property and they’re not causing any real damage then just avoid the area for a while; they will leave the property after a short period. Wasps are known to relocate almost every year, so if you let them live on your property it doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with them forever.
Rats and Mice
Since mice and rats are mammals, they are the two pests that vegans don’t want to harm even if these pests have wrecked havoc in their homes. It’s a good thing that humane mousetraps are a thing; these mousetraps safely trap the mouse inside a box, waiting for the owner to release them. Humane mousetraps are ideal for vegans, or anyone out there who doesn’t want to hurt them, when dealing with mice and rats. A more natural but not entirely cruelty free option is to have your cat deal with all the pests.
A few spiders lingering about in your home is not a pest outbreak, if they’re not venomous then we suggest leaving them alone. Spiders can actually help you by catching flies and other pests; they can contribute to efforts in keeping the house pest free. But if you’re in any way scared or disgusted by spiders then knowing that they’re lingering about may become a problem, a solution would be to trap them and release them outside or have someone do it for it you. If the situation involves dangerous and even deadly spiders, don’t hesitate to contact pest control professionals.