Underneath the kitchen sink has been a catch all for all type of items. However, whether you have children or not, there are many items that do not belong there. This article takes a look at the household catch all; the area I like to call the black hole of your house.
This is specifically true when you have to eliminate many generations of pests. If the bed bugs have been in your house for a few months, by now you could be waiting to eliminate millions of adults, larvae and eggs. The main challenge in the elimination process is the fact that these pests are very good at hiding. The only moment you can really say that you have these insects in the house is when you snag one of them. This can be a piece of work and it should be done when you have enough time to turn the items you own upside down.
What makes these bugs smell so bad? The odor comes from glands on the underside of their abdomen which contain a pheromone. These glands produce a pungent liquid which serves both as a means of defense (kind of like a skunk) and as an alarm to other stink bugs in the area. When feeling threatened they spray this liquid to ward off the threat. But the amount of liquid released is hardly enough to chase a human being. To another household bug it would be like us being sprayed by a skunk!
Our newest church plant meets in a big red barn in Nashville, Indiana. It is very rustic and has no heating or cooling. It is really a unique place. It was used for years as a theater and it still has the old wooden type theater seats and a big stage. Of all the different places we have used as a church it is my favorite by far. We are really excited about what God has planned for that old barn.
One of the main reasons, we like to store things there, is because we think that nobody will ever look there. It is a spacious area that can hold many items.
The key to doing battle in the urban jungle is to be prepared. Make sure you have mouse glue traps, disposable fly traps, bug bite ointment, and an excuse at the ready for the inevitable question of “How did you get bed bugs again?” I usually blame one of my roommates.
Bugs such as mouse buttons, blaptica dubia roaches and beetles can leave smidgens of microorganisms anywhere they go. Now, these microorganisms may trigger all kinds of health issues specifically when they get into your food.
Hickens will also eat grit, too. They need it for their digestion. If you don’t give them grit, they’ll soon be pecking at pebbles. To prevent that, you can either purchase grit from a farm supply store or make it yourself. This is very easy – all you have to do is roast eggshells in your oven till they turn brown, pound them until they’re not too powdery and mix the resulting grit with their regular feed.
When you are thinking about whether or not certain pest control measures are safe enough, take a minute to think about how unhealthy it is to have pests in your home. Mice, rats, roaches and other pests carry diseases that can be far more dangerous than the substances used to keep them away.