Friday, February 9, 2018

What Creatures Can You Share Your Home With?


Once upon a time, we were living out in the wild with all the other animals. Now we have modern civilisation human beings are increasingly shutting themselves inward. But this cannot be any way to live properly. Nature and wildlife are a part of who we are as a species. We should admire and study creatures whom we share this planet with. Yet when we’re at home, we are consumed by television, talking with friends and family online, playing video games and all another manner of things. Does this new introvert habit really have to be the future for us? First, off whether you like it or not, you’re never really a few feet away from other living creatures in the home anyway. Allowing wildlife to coexist with you in your home is an honourable task worth chasing.

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Giving birds a home


First, we must realize human civilization has been built on land that many creatures once called home. Therefore they have to go somewhere so more often than not wildlife will find a way into your home. If you don’t want them living inside, surely you can provide them with a home instead. Birds love man-made nesting homes. A simple wooden box with a round hole in the middle will suffice. Inside they can rear their young and also you can watch and observe their daily lives. Equally, you could provide them with feeders and stuff them full of high in protein and fat nuts to feast on.

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Toleration up to a point

Hey, you may admire many insects but certain kinds you just don’t want running about your home. Spiders are wonderfully complex creatures, and sure they do leave their webs lying around which attract dust and get annoying. But, they’re essentially just looking for a place to hunt. For some reason, they can think that a warm and dark corner of a room is the perfect place to catch their prey. Obviously, it's not, but spiders tend to stick around anyway. Trouble can arise when they are poisonous, very large, laying egg sacs and creating many cobwebs around your home. A decent pest removal company will offer services of not just capturing the current crop that is in your home, but also provide you with preventive measures. Another important measure they will take is safely removing them and not disrupting the local ecosystem. Spiders do eat other critters that can cause you problems so getting rid of just one spider indefinitely, isn’t wise.

Roaming rodents

Rodents can be a nuisance especially if they’re large and territorial. However, they don’t mean humans any harm for the most part. In fact, they’re far more scared of you than you are of them. Rodents venture into people’s home looking for food. Due to the modern diet of fatty and carbohydrate snacks, rodents often lurk around bins. Instead of giving them a chance to enter your home, make sure you are securely managing your waste. Leaving it out in the open will attract mice, fowl and rats, so be warned. They won’t show up where they know the food isn’t just lying around.

We’re surrounded by nature and wildlife even if in our cosy homes, it doesn't feel like it. Coexisting with critters and creatures is a peculiar balance which isn’t often achieved. However knowing why and how they behave, can save you a lot of head scratching in the future.

xxo
Kim

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