What to Do with Certain Pest Infestation 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.
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. 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. Wasp nests inside your home or an area outside that’s too close for comfort leaves you with no choice but 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.
Handling Mice and Rats
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 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.
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.