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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. Compassion can be a bit difficult to show towards animals and pests that cause all sorts of problems in your home.

Actually, there are certain pests that can be handled with cruelty free options; you don’t have to immediately go for extermination. 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 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

Because of the fact that mice and rats are mammals, vegans are incredibly against harming them even after they have invaded their homes. 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. A more natural but not entirely cruelty free option is to have your cat deal with all the pests.

Handling Spiders

If there are a few spiders in your home, then we suggest leaving them be; well, provided that they’re not venomous. Spiders are a lot more helpful then you might think since they catch other pests like flies. 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. Of course for far more serious problems like finding a dangerous spider infestation in your home, immediately contact a local pest control professional.