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. Compassion can be a bit difficult to show towards animals and pests that cause all sorts of problems in your home.
Specific types of pests don’t actually need exterminating, the cruelty free options are worth a try to control the problems. 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. 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 build new nests almost every year in different locations, so by leaving them alone it does not mean that you’ll share your property forever.
Dealing with Mice and Rats
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. Fortunately, humane mousetraps are available; these mousetraps simply trap the mouse in a box without hurting them, all you have to do is safely release them far away from your house. 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.
If there are a few spiders in your home, then we suggest leaving them be; well, provided that they’re not venomous. 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. Those presented with serious infestation of dangerous spiders should contact pest control experts as soon as possible.