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. Simple acts like adopting pets, avoiding dairy and meat products at the market and not going for leather and wool in clothing shows compassion towards animals. But it can be a whole different story when it comes to animals that wreck havoc 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.
Wasps are known to be dangerous pests, especially to those who are allergic to their sting; a person who’s allergic can go into shock even after just a single sting. 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
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. 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.
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.