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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. 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. We can’t say the same for animals that do more damage and almost no good in your home.

Specific types of pests don’t actually need exterminating, the cruelty free options are worth a try to control the problems. Before anything else, a preventive measure would be to keep your home clean at all possible times; there are pests that are drawn to food wastes like mice and rats.

Handling Wasps

A single sting from a wasp can be lethal for people who are allergic, they can go into shock; it goes without saying that they can be dangerous. If the case involves a wasp nest located inside the house or an area that’s too close then the safest, and only, option you have s to exterminate them. For situations where the wasp nest is located far away from the house and do not present immediate danger, we recommend leaving them be and avoiding the area because they will move eventually. Wasps actually relocate and build nests every year; leaving them alone doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck with them forever.

Rats and Mice

Mice and rats are the two pests that vegans hate harming even though they have infested their homes, mainly due to the fact that these pests are mammals. Good news though, a lot of humane mousetraps are available; what makes these mousetraps different is that they only trap the mouse in a box, owners will then release them outside and the mouse is unharmed during the whole process. When dealing with mice and rats, this is would the ideal option if you don’t really feel like poisoning them or killing them in a trap. Another option that’s natural, but definitely not cruelty free, is to let your cat solve the pest problem.

What to do with Spiders?

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. Of course for far more serious problems like finding a dangerous spider infestation in your home, immediately contact a local pest control professional.