Even if the only insects you truly love are moths and butterflies, please remember that their lives depend upon your choice of eco pest management - and - do you like flowers? Fruit? Then only by protecting bees can we keep them.
Compassionate Pest Control
First, see Love Insects and learn how to love all our fellow animals - all of them.
Also, see Eco Pest Control
We who love, are compassionate, and caring, and even those who love themselves
and their families exclusively are in alliance in this one area - healthiness.
We, for the healthiness and happiness of all beings and for the planet as
Others, for their own lives and/or households.
We'd like to help both!
The win-win solution is to provide information on how to best, healthiest, and most ecoizingly choose who lives in the house with you.
Here are some practical solutions so that certain bugs and rhodents will
be discouraged from moving in or staying with you :
Compassionate Pest Control:
Compassion should extend to all fellow animals. All animals are merely attempting
to survive as we humans are, and are beautiful, sensitive, sentient, and deserve
respect and kindness.
"They are other Nations", - Chief Seattle
i believe all are one and each individual is entitled to everything he or
We, as the guardians of all of us animals, of all species, having evolved
the means to take care of everyone, we can figure out ways to nurture, improve,
and help every individual of every specie.
This is what is meant by the word compassion.
We all know what is right.
Using only eco products, even in controlling which other species live in our
homes, for instance.
Here is info on compassionate pest control. it's good not only for individuals
of other species, or for our own souls, but it's good for the environments
and for our own health.
this is from AskCarla.com - in the questions answered department-
What about insects and other "pests"?
All animals have feelings and have a right to live free from unnecessary suffering-regardless of whether they are considered "pests" or "ugly."
As with our dealings with our fellow humans, the determination of when lethal
defense against insects and animals is acceptable must be judged o n a case-by-case
basis, taking into account the level of the threat and the alternatives that
are available. As Albert Schweitzer o nce said "Each of us must live daily
from judgment to judgment, deciding each case as it arises as wisely and mercifully
as we can."
We realize that aggressive methods of defense must sometimes be resorted
to under dire circumstances, whether the attacker is a flea, a bear, or a
knife-wielding mugger. But PETA encourages nonlethal methods of insect and
rodent control whenever possible.
Fortunately, you can control most insects safely and naturally with products
that you probably have in your kitchen cabinets right now.
Ants in your kitchen, bathroom, or basement? Pour a line of cream of tartar,
red chili powder, paprika, or dried peppermint at the place where ants enter
the house-they won't cross it. You can also try washing countertops, cabinets,
and floors with equal parts vinegar and water.
If cockroaches have moved in, place whole bay leaves in several locations
around the infested rooms, including inside kitchen cabinets. Bay leaves smell
like dirty socks to cockroaches! For a serious infestation, you may need to
resort to an insect growth regulator, called Gentrol, which nips the cockroach
reproductive cycle in the bud. (Cockroaches exposed to it produce sterile
Mosquitos have few friends when the weather heats up .Taking B-complex vitamings
or eating brewer's yeast daily (including taking it in tablet form) during
the summer months will help keep you mosquito-bite-free. Oil of citronella
and oil of pennyroyal mint are both effective repellents when diluted with
vodka or vegetable oil and dabbed o n the skin. Mosquitos also hate the smell
of fresh basil, so consider placing a few basil plants around your house.
A humane and great-smelling alternative to mothballs is to place cedar chips
around clothes or store sachets made out of dried lavender or equal parts
dried rosemary and mint in drawers and closets. To repel flies, hang clusters
of cloves in a room, or leave an orange skin out. Click here to view PETA's
factsheet o n safely combatting fleas.
Are there spiders sharing your home? If you must evict them, carefully trap
them in an inverted jar and release them outside. If you find predators such
as ladybugs, snakes, and praying mantises in your yard or garden, the best
policy is to let them stay-they'll help eliminate other "pests."
Whatever you do, don't buy cruel glue traps to catch mice. Mice die slowly
in these sticky contraptions, breaking tiny limbs in an effort to escape or
suffocating to death when their faces become mired in the glue. See PETA's
factsheet o n glue traps for more information. Visit PETAMall.com to order
a humane box trap that can be used to release mice, unharmed, outdoors.
Don't give insects or rodents a food supply; keep living areas clean. Be
careful to sweep up crumbs, wash dishes immediately, store food in tightly
sealed containers, and empty garbage frequently. Often this will be enough
to make unwelcome guests move o n in search of better accommodations. Prevent
insects and mice from entering your home in the first place by filling holes
and cracks in walls with white glue or caulk.
The Above is from Caring Consumer and Ask Carls, a great site!
Please remember this -
All beings feel. All beings not only have sensitive nerve endings like we do, but they also feel emotionally as we do.All beings emote, love, fear, are intelligent, are beautiful, and are amazingly gifted in various way, fascinating, and we could learn much from any and every other specie.
Our forefathers respected them and the most spiritual traditions still do.
Let's all learn from our fellow animals and respect them all as individuals.
Eco Pest Control
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