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Dealing With House and Garden Pests

| 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM


An unpleasant surprise - a black scorpion we discovered in our bathroom cabinet.

Having lived in town for most of my life, I experienced a kind of shock when we married and moved into a little house on a plot of land. The critters that have invaded our premises over the years could form a small menagerie: we’ve had lizards, snakes, black scorpions, giant yellow centipedes, mice, rats, spiders and, of course, a whole host of insects – beetles, ants, woodlice… you name it.

At first my reaction was very visceral: grab a bottle of insecticide! Spray the creepies until they’re good and dead! But thankfully, over time I began understanding the many dangers of using chemicals, not to mention the ecological imbalance thus introduced to our surroundings. For example, poisoned mice may in their turn poison beautiful and beneficial birds of prey. So in the past few years we try hard to live in harmony with our surroundings and incorporate bio-friendly methods of pest control.

Indoors, this first and foremost means, again, good insulation. This is really very important. If there’s a large crack under the door, it invites mice to get in.

Another no-brainer is keeping counters, floors and work surfaces clean (can be a challenge in a house with kids, I know!). Trails of crumbs on the kitchen counters and under the table will attract various critters.

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A house without a garden is like a bird with no wings, it might look beautiful but it is rather wounded. Pest control is a service far from your mind until the point your house or your garden premises gets infested with uninvited visitors. Getting in contact with pest control in NYC ( professional usually provides control services of these pests at home and use the most modern techniques and machinery to deal with the pest problems.

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