Simple Solutions to Pest Problems at Home
Pests and pest control can be a tricky subject to tackle because of varying options, especially by those that follow a cruelty free lifestyle by becoming vegan. Being kind and considerate to animals is easy in many ways like when you adopt cats and dogs or avoid eating meat, dairy and other products and even when you avoid clothing made of leather and wool. But it can be a whole different story when it comes to animals that wreck havoc in your home.
In reality, the option to exterminate the pests is not your only choice; there are actually a number of options where you don’t necessarily have to kill them off. First things first, your home should be regularly cleaned to avoid attracting the pests who are drawn by food wastes 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.
Dealing with Mice and Rats
Because of the fact that mice and rats are mammals, vegans are incredibly against harming them even after they have invaded 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 the best options if you don’t want to opt for lethal traps and poison. A natural, but certainly not cruelty free option, is to have your house cat have a go at solving the problem.
Actually, if the spiders are in no way venomous then the best option would be to leave 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 either scared or disgusted with spiders then you’ll have a problem; a solution would be to trap the spider and release them outside or have someone do it if you simply can’t. Those presented with serious infestation of dangerous spiders should contact pest control experts as soon as possible.