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October 21, 20100 found this helpful

As someone who works in zoology, I want to set some bat myths strait. Bats don't mind light in fact they will fly at light simply to eat the bugs that swarm there. If you think it may bite you or get you sick. Most bats wont ever get close enough to a human to do either. And if they do get close there merely eating Mosquitoes and other insects that were about to land on you.

As long as the bat is outside there's no property damage and a lot of people now a days are building bat boxes to attract bats to there house for the beneficial aspects. Insect eating bats devour millions of insects a year. from mosquitoes and moths. To Crickets and spiders! And well spiders may be a lot more of a risk. Even Bees and Wasps may get eaten Fruit eaters pollinate flowers and disperse the seeds. Most eucalyptus trees exist from a bat. Either by pollination or eating the fruits it produces and disbursing the seed.

Having bats outside may also be keeping bugs from getting inside. why spend money and energy getting rid of a bat only to spend more tie and energy spraying for beetles and bees and other things. If you want the bat out of the mbrells put some bat boxes far enough from your home like 300 meters or the edge of your property and you'll get he benefits of less insects, While still never needing to see the bat or his droppings again.

Or just get rid of his home the umbrella. Hopefully hell get the point and find somewhere else. If you want him gone for good with no chance of come backs you can call a wildlife trapper who will gradually relocate him to somewhere else. Do not try to remove him yourself.

October 21, 20100 found this helpful
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Generally no. Many people can have house plants and not have problems at all. But once ants find said house plant its a different story. They may leave it alone. Other times they will move a satellite nest into the planter and use it as a new home base.

Don't use soil from outside only potting soil so you don't accidentally dig up any ants or other pets and bring them into your home.

Put a dish with water under the plant so the ants cant get to it. It'll also act as a reservoir to keep the soil moist.

If the planter douse get ants you may need to "clean the pot and wash off the roots and try with new soil or use some pesticides.

Put just like the house itself the problem is if ants get into it. And move into it.

October 21, 20100 found this helpful

Most forms of constant sound can be ignored once an animal gets used to it. It may work for a day but it will eventually just become back round sound to the animal. Only way sound would work is loud sporadic thumping or base sound that shakes things because it makes the animal feel threatened but naturally. That isn't the best option for you, your neighbors or anything else.

October 21, 20101 found this helpful

To everyone whos saying bedbugs. Bedbugs don't normally jump and they wouldn't move around so spastically as she's saying. They are crawling, nocturnal and don't like being in the open.

Fleas on the other hand jump, bounce, run around like crazy. They do move around during the day and would begin freaking out when disturbed. And they don't need pets to get in places.

But if your not getting any bites it may not be either.

If you still think they may be bed bugs lift the cushions on your couch and check the rims and corners for tiny rust colored spots. This tends to be the sign of bed bugs.

Or you can look up the pet food bowl well trap that implements a plastic non tip pet bowl, a cup, and dry ice.

Sometimes a wild mouse in your walls, or a squirrl in your attic is enough.

Other times they may infest padio furniture th and they transfer onto you as you lounge and then get brought in. OR they get on a towel you put outside to sit on or your clothing and are brought inside that way.

If worse come to worse try to catch some of them in a clear container and serch up bug pest photos.

October 21, 20101 found this helpful
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A few suggestions is try hanging bird nests and attracting more birds and giving habitat to any native local wild life like lizards frogs and other creatures. They will happily munch down on the spiders and eventually the spiders will wise up or be eaten. Also try not keeping you porch lights on. Spiders love outdoor lights and porches since they provide shelter from the rain and lots of moths and bugs that fly into the light. Maybe try using dim lights, or putting tinted sheets over the lights to make it less luring for bugs.

Getting rid of any nooks and crevices for them to run to for safety may be helpful as well since on a web most spiders feel exposed they generally like having a nook to run to. If you don't mind some traps put some bait or small insect glue traps on the walls and ceiling with sticky strips for them to walk in to investigate only to get stuck. Or try a small bug zapper / catcher. They lure bugs and kill them basically starving the spiders out. with less food the spiders will ether have to move or will die of starvation.

If all else fails there are sprats that you can sprays that you can ask professionals about that dry completely in an hour or 2 and just keep family and friends away from it for a short time till its safe.

Hopefully my ideas can help you. -^_^-

October 21, 20100 found this helpful

There are motion activated 'scare crows' that when there's moment of a dear, rabbit, bird, raccoon or other animal (even your neighbors dig happy dog) ill make a sudden movement to startle them away. That's also variations of that with a sprinkler that shoots a bit of water to startle the intruder away.

There is absolutely no harm done to the animals and no poisons or affected plants. And its also aesthetically pleasing. And unlike owl and coyote statues the animals wont become desensitized to them and ignore it. The only down fall is they may be a touch costly. but its well worth it. And unlike topical sprays it wont harm the flowers or produce, It wont add a bad odor and you don't need to remember to reapply it weekly.

October 21, 20100 found this helpful

There are motion activated 'scare crows' that when there's moment of a dear, rabbit, bird, raccoon or other animal (even your neighbors dig happy dog) ill make a sudden movement to startle them away. That's also variations of that with a sprinkler that shoots a bit of water to startle the intruder away.

There is absolutely no harm done to the animals and no poisons or affected plants. And its also aesthetically pleasing. And unlike owl and coyote statues the animals wont become desensitized to them and ignore it. The only down fall is they may be a touch costly but it's well worth it.

October 21, 20101 found this helpful

As a training Vet Tech and having gone to school with people in funeral service, Medical fields and near taxidermists i can say one thing. Dead things smell! (even after being pumped with formaldehyde and other preservative the scent of decay can be smelt on people at least.

As the body decays going threw the may stages of decomposition it's bound to leave a tall tale Odor. The body issues turning to a soupy slush of flesh blood and liquified organs no amount of poison or air freshener outside of professional death scene clean up can completely remove the Oder. It may take a bit more time since its dehydrated (the poison) but overall if left in the walls or house it will smell once it begins liquefying.

The only issue is how bad and that's more based on location. Naturally if it dies in an air vent you'll be smelling it in no time. In the basement wall. You may have a better chance of avoiding the smell. But chances are certain poisons make rodents thirty and they will go outside to get water. That's when the poison kills them. So the 'no smell' is just that they died outside.

So if you have pets (or there are endangered birds or animals in the area) they may eat the sick and dying mouse and get sick itself. And if it dies in your walls even if by some miracle it doesn't smell who wants a dead animals in there walls growing harmful bacteria. (or in a child's room where they can touch it). Best choice is a snap trap. Something you can check regularly and throw away to prevent any illnesses and it'll let you see that you indeed caught the culprit.

Hopefully that's helpful.

October 20, 20100 found this helpful

Having the snake is a good thing. Keeping him there will only help. As you give 'him' a home he will keep mice and rats from breaking into your home and defecating in your food and making your family sick.

And those pests hes eating and scaring away can be a lot more violent. Mice voles, moles and other small rodents would be much more likely to bite your pets or children. and can produce copious amounts of babies in your home and walls eating threw wires and potentially jeopardizing the safety of your house.

Just remind your children to not run up and grab him. And even if they do a bite wouldn't do any damage besides a small 'owwie'.

As for your pet your small dog should always be watched outdoors. Any dog under 20 lbs should since birds of pray can easily lift up a 5 lb rabbit or 10 lb raccoon to bring to their nest to eat. and small foxes wolves alligators would happily pick off a small dog.

The snake will also probably keep other snakes away besides other of the some kind. Getting rid of this one would only open up that den for a more dangerous snake.

Only if a more dangerous snake comes should you worry. but if that happens it means you obvious have an incredible amount of small furry mammals running around your home. Ones you may not like. So once that happens try to repel the snakes and their food (mice and rats) by picking up loose branches and other items they may make there nests. And regularly 'disturbing' anything on your property like bushes and wood piles to make them feel unwelcome.

October 20, 20100 found this helpful

Stink bugs like a lot of pest bugs love light colors and light so at night that light on in the white room will only be like a glowing beacon for them. Even tho there large they can see the light and feel the warmth of any and all crevices going into your home. Unfortunately its a seasonal thing as winter comes they will go away.

The best medicine for these bugs is preventing them from coming in. Caulk every opining and ensure windows and doors are air tight ( if not use something to fill the gap), And try not to tempt them into your home by keeping unneeded lights on or heat on to high, or keeping windows and doors open for longer then necessary.

These solutions will also save you a lot of money simply by stopping your AC or Heating from going out the cracks and lowering the electric bill.

Once there inside best thing you can do is get them in a vacuum and just get them that way. Or use Very sticky fly paper near lights they'll bump into it and be stuck as they fly towards the light bulbs. (as well as any moths and flies) It may not look that nice but its the only non labor intensive method one can use for them.

I personally just catch them by hand and throw them back outside were they belong. They don't really do any damage. They're more just a nuisance. So its not a bad idea to just let them die since most will starve within a few days of getting inside. (unlike other pests like ant colony's and wheat moths)

Hope this helped ^_^;

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