One mouse in a cage seems adorable. Dozens of them scurrying through various nooks and crannies of your home isn't so adorable. Mice and rats can leave behind a lot of unpleasant things, from urine and feces (and the diseases that are spread through them) to chewed-up wiring and insulation. Needless to say, it's a problem that merits a bit of control.
If you're wondering how to deal with your rodent problem without resorting to toxic poisons and pesticides, you'll want to read the following.
If you're a school or public librarian, you're used to having to contend with people hogging the computer desks and not returning books on time—but now you have another issue that you need to address: bed bugs. Since the bugs are as thin as a credit card, book pages and binders make excellent hiding places—and many of the books you've loaned out over the last few months could be returning with bed bugs hitching a ride.
The idea of termites in and around your home can be a stressful one. You are likely already aware of how much structural damage these tiny bugs can do to your house, but aren't sure how you can fight them. The information below can help you eliminate the termites you have now and assist you in avoiding further infestations in the days ahead.
Spray Nematode Solution
One of the best things you can do when you see or suspect termites is to purchase a solution that contains nematodes.
If you have household pets, you've probably experienced problems with fleas in the past. If your pet has developed a flea infestation recently, you might be looking at your options for treating the house and your pet. While flea dips, collars and similar treatments can be effective for your pet, they aren't likely to be long-term solutions unless you get rid of the fleas hiding in the house, too. Here are a few toxin-free options for getting rid of the fleas in the house.
One of the most difficult pests to eradicate is the German cockroach. These small brown roaches tend to take up residence in kitchens and bathrooms. Since they reproduce quickly, they can rapidly overrun your home. Here are a few reasons that German cockroaches are difficult to control and what you can do to eliminate them:
German cockroaches can live a couple of weeks without food.
German cockroaches can live on water alone for a prolonged span of time.