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Is there such a thing as humane Pest Control?

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Alex, Staff Writer

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

From cockroaches and ants to mice and rats, pests can cause a nuisance in your home. Pest control springs to mind, but you don’t like the idea of the pests suffering. Is it possible to remove pests from your home without causing them pain and suffering?

In this article, we’ll explore the more humane methods of pest control and answer the question of whether pest control can ever be humane.

What is the most humane way to control pests?

The most humane way to deal with pests is to find the source of the problem. It could be holes or cracks in your exterior walls, a hidden food source or a nest.

Once you’ve established how the pests are entering your home and what is keeping them there, you can deal with the issue. This may involve removing food and water sources, sealing entry points and using safe and natural sources to repel the pests.

When the pests discover that they don’t have food or water in your home and that there are things they don’t like, they’ll usually leave quite quickly.

What if pest repellents don’t work?

If repelling your pests doesn’t work, you may need to consider more drastic measures to control your pests, especially if they are causing problems in your home. There are live traps on the market which enable you to trap and release pests away from your home.

You may also want to consider using traps that kill instantly, limiting the amount of suffering that the pests will endure upon capture.

Invest in a furry friend

Many people dealing with a rat or mouse problem will also consider using the infestation as an excuse to adopt a cat or rat terrier. As well as actively tracking and catching mice and rats, cats are great deterrents for rodents and other pests. Although using a cat to control your pest problem may not seem humane, at least it’s part of the natural circle of life.

Do vegans use pest control?

Vegans will typically try to use cruelty-free methods of pest control wherever possible. Decisions on the type of pest control used will be based on the level of threat that the pests pose, how much of a problem they are causing and what cruelty-free options are available.

A vegan will usually try the most humane and cruelty-free option possible first, only using the harsher options where absolutely necessary.

Hire a Pest Control specialist

If you’re concerned about a pest infestation in your home, it’s best to contact a pest control specialist. They can talk you through the options available and address any concerns that you may have. They’ll also be able to advise you on the most humane method available for your circumstances.

Some pest control companies are experts in humane pest control, using cruelty-free methods to rid your home of pests. If you’re ready to hire a pest control specialist to deal with your pest problem, you can find a pest control specialist on Bark. 

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