I love nature and the animal, plant and insect (not all) kingdoms and the dynamics/aspects of it all. It is a marvel of community and science laced with awe and wonder. It is a living experience of other types of life all intermingled and interacting with each other creating a living harmony of its own. I would rather capture and release a spider found in my house than kill it. However, this cannot be said all the time regarding other similar lifeforms. Read-on
I draw the line on Black Widow and the Brown recluse spider. These fellas can hurt you while going about their business if interfered with. I was bit by a "recluse" that left two tiny puncture holes beneath my thumb. Over night, my hand swelled and the thumb disjointed. Painful too! These boys have to die!
NO...love here. Not welcomed and I will exterminate/terminate these should they invade the house. Sorry but ants are on the same level too. The idea of something crawling around (at night too) in our intimate surroundings and accessing our private spaces as well as our food supply doesn't bode well. Death to these!
Once these find a warm & toasty home to dwell in they proliferate at an alarming rate. They know they won't do well outdoors with all those predators out there so the idea of living indoors is appealing. They also like the weather, food supplies & the fact they can outrun/out-maneuver the human. They gotta go
Cute and visible at a distance as well as fast & agile who hasn't had a warm & fuzzy experience with these as they scamper about? Well if they invade your home your mind will change quickly. These can tunnel into the ground under your foundation & into crawlspace where they will multiply & attract other problems
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
The butterfly remains majestic & harmless as it goes about visiting all your lovely plants that surround your home. They bother no one & only enjoy the nectar/pollen using their mouth apparatus as a type of straw. Colorful, fast, slow & in different shapes & sizes they can come and go as they wish. Welcome mat is out
FLIES GNATS MOSQUITO'S AND STINGING INSECTS
For some reason this grouping has declared a type of war on mankind. They are also good at it. One of these in your home can get your full attention and actually have you chasing them all around the house. They will not compromise, let-up or leave. Its us versus them to the end. However they do out-number us
EVERYTHING HAS A PURPOSE
I have often wondered what their purpose is in regards to the interaction with humans? I don't care if they go at it with each other but when it comes to us I don't get it. What good do some of these do? I mean would you miss a roach as opposed to a squirrel? How about a butterfly or a bee? Sides are being chosen
WALLS CEILINGS ATTICS & BASEMENTS
Once certain types of these insects or animal enter into our crawlspaces they are almost impossible to get rid of? Why? You don't want to "cut off the nose to spite the face" dynamic to go to work but it nearly does. We cannot harm ourselves while trying to ward/kill them off. We only have limited lines of defense....
1. An empty home can be tented, treated, sealed and made pest free. Easy to do must be maintained after
2. Natural repellents such as those found in Nature are affective for warding off but not preventing
3. Attacking them on a scientific level. Giving them a natural "kill" gene, DNA or chemical reaction killer
If you have ever heard the scurrying about of the sound of something living within your home know that it is hard to kill and capture. When we do fight back we are left with the aftermath which is the decaying and dead "no prisoners" that raise a stink beyond belief. You will know it when you smell it. It sticks around too
COMPOUNDING THE PROBLEM
There is in Nature a type of "no waste" system that works very well. Things die and other things feed on them and all of it goes back into what they call the cycle of life. When something dies, it becomes "feed" for insects/animals/plants as it decomposes. Consider these problems when you successfully fight back....
BABY RACCOONS UNDER THE HOUSE
While you sleep they are awake which helps them & hurts you should they invade. Wild-life & insects explore every nook & cranny until they find a way in. They have sharp teeth & claws & will make an entrance where there is none. Should they be attacked & killed their rotting carcasses attracts all sorts of flies who lay eggs. They cause and attract further problems. How do you get them out from within?
THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DO THIS FOR A LIVING
A rotting corpse is toxic when breathed-in. I remember hiring a guy to get a dead nest of baby coons out from under crawlspace. He was slim and muscular (mandatory) and when he assessed the situation which consisted of a horrible smell, he said I have to come back suited up for this removal.
He wore a pair of seal-able over-alls that lapped into his boots. The face was completely covered and he also had a breathing apparatus. Similar to a "diving bell" that enters the deep-sea this guy then went under the home into tiny spaces never meant to explore after built. His mission? Remove the dead & dying!
DEMAND FOR THIS
Anyone who has had a need for these services doesn't quibble on the price even though it is shockingly expensive. I inquired, tried to negotiate and was abruptly told "you do it" when I pressed for a discount. I paid the price. So will you and others when this problem visits. The only advice here?
TAKE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES
Prevent before invaded. If new construction, everything must be sealed and treated before covered up. After that, inspections semi-annually. On existing structures or remodels same care. Remember, the smallest exposed crack or crevice is the invitation to invade. They will!