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Vegan Friendly Ways to Deal with Pests 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. When people decide t adopt cats and dogs or stay away from dairy, meat and other products or even by not supporting products made from leather and wool, they show compassion towards animals. We can’t say the same for animals that do more damage and almost no good 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.

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. 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 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. 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. A more natural but not entirely cruelty free option is to have your cat deal with all the pests.

Facing 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 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. If the situation involves dangerous and even deadly spiders, don’t hesitate to contact pest control professionals.