Posts Tagged ‘animals’
To a Pest Management Professional the slogan – Integrated Pest Management is really important. Why, you ask? Because it is at the heart of what we do, everyday! I don’t think that many of us that really want to harm nature and there is a fine line to doing that and protecting us from the bugs that could kill us.
At its core is this principle – “Integrated Pest Management is a process involving common sense and sound solutions for treating and controlling pests. These solutions incorporate three basic steps: 1) inspection, 2) identification and 3) treatment. Treatment options vary from sealing cracks and removing food and water sources to pesticide treatments when necessary.”
But you and I both know that it isn’t always easy controlling certain pests like cockroaches in apartments, so its take everyone’s cooperation and help to solve the dilemna. The same goes for scorpions, home-sealing is just one step to controling these beasts.
So heer are a few tips to help you in your mission to keep your home or business bug free.
- Home-seal your home or buisness (fill in cracks and crevices).
- Fix any leaking pipes.
- Don’t stack firewood or any material against your house, the idea is to be clutter free.
- Keep trees and bushes clear from your home.
- Don’t bring in used furniture until you check it completely.
- Repair screens and door thresholds.
- Those holes at the roofline are to allow the attic to breath, don’t let birds or wildlife make their home there.
- A clean home is less attractive to wildlife and pests.
Most of us enjoy the occasional wildlife that we encounter but without some form or measure of keeping them at bay, we might have a bad encounter. You see the shows on TV where someone decides to take a picture of some creature and the creature feels threatened and attacks. It is never by the way that lone little bird, it is the Grizzly Bear that people want the picture of. Bears can run fast so unless you have a friend with you, that bear will catch your but and eat you. That therein lies the problem – they are animals and wild creatures.
I had a friend whose family raised a raccoon and this raccoon was still wild and got into trouble frequently. I’m reminded of this as we encounter wildlife in our day to day work. It is impossible to know for sure but these animals don’t know the difference between your home and a tree. It also becomes a problem when we feed them, then they become accustomed to handouts. One of my favorite little spots to visit is Monetzuma’s Castle and they used to have squirrels until one day when a squirrel bit the hand that was feeding it.The squirrel just sees the food and if isn’t given the food in a manner that it is used to it lashes out and bites.
This also applies to letting a wild animal live in your home or shed, birds and other wildlife carry parasites and once the animal is gone where are the bugs going to go? Wild animals also carry fleas and ticks and the same applies, they will seek out a new food source and that could be you. So don’t allow animals to live in your attic, if you hear something it is time to investigate.
I knew it was just a matter of time for someone to jump all over this eating insect stuff to think it was unethical. Letter: Eating animals, including insects, isn’t ethical.
17 million kids go to bed hungry every night around the world – something to think about.
The part that gets me is when people use any means to justify the end like I’m going to do right now!
Now just strictly taking what the Bible says:
King James Bible – Genesis 1:26
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
When God gave humanity dominion over the animals, it was in order to care for, tend to, and use those animals to their fullest potential in a just manner. At the time that God gave mankind dominion over the animals, humans did not eat meat (Genesis 1:29). Eating meat did not begin until after the Flood (Genesis 9:1-3), and it was at that time that animals started to fear humans. However, although God changed the way we interact with animals, in that they are now “meat,” we still bear a responsibility to care for or treat animals humanely. Human “rule” over animals does not mean we have the right to mistreat or misuse those animals. http://www.gotquestions.org
There are about 7 billion people on the planet and sooner or later there isn’t going to be enough food. Now I will tell you if I didn’t have access to the type of food I’ve always had – I would eat whatever I could get my hands on, period. Now I’m fine with you if you what to be a vegetarian but frankly I’m never going to be and nothing, nothing you say will ever change that fact.
Petrified Forest National Park
Just for the record the trees are not standing up, they are petrified (you know who you are). Petrified Forest National Park is the only national park unit to protect a section of Historic Route 66! Animal life at Petrified Forest includes amphibians, birds, insects, spiders, mammals, and reptiles. Over sixteen varieties of lizards and snakes make Petrified Forest their home.
No two spider webs are the same.
Only three kinds of animals fight battles in formations: humans, crows and ants.
Ticks are second only to the mosquito as the most dangerous parasites to humans.
A group of Cockroaches are called a Intrusion, I’d say!!!!
I’m sure you know this but probably never thought about it – Animals that lay eggs don’t have belly buttons.