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Vegan Friendly Ways to Deal with Pests 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.

Specific types of pests don’t actually need exterminating, the cruelty free options are worth a try to control the problems. First things first, your home should be regularly cleaned to avoid attracting the pests who are drawn by food wastes like mice and rats.

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 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 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. Humane mousetraps are ideal for vegans, or anyone out there who doesn’t want to hurt them, when dealing with mice and rats. A more natural but not entirely cruelty free option is to have your cat deal with all the pests.

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 help catch other pests for you and help keep the house pest free; consider it as their share for house rent. 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. Those presented with serious infestation of dangerous spiders should contact pest control experts as soon as possible.

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