I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don’t kill the next spider you see in your home. Why? Because spiders are an important part of nature and our indoor ecosystem – as well as being fellow organisms in their own right.
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Mice may look cute and fuzzy, but in reality, their presence means stress, chewed furniture, and a fire hazard because they can gnaw on electrical wiring in your walls. And the worst part? They poo and pee all over your stuff. Yeah, it's gross. Not to mention that rodents in general are harbingers of many diseases. They're also very clever, resourceful, and difficult to get rid of.
We've talked about some of the ways to keep ants out of your home, but weblog Apartment Therapy notes that a little mint can go a long way. Not only will it make some delicious mojitos, it will keep the bugs at bay.
Dear Lifehacker, We've been having an ant problem. For a couple of months, we've been spraying the blighters, creating a perimeter around the house with ant-sand and laying bait traps. Nothing's worked so far. Do you have any non-conventional solutions before we call an exterminator? Thanks, Anti-Ant
When they draw up the Complete History of Lifehacking, Angus MacGyver will certainly merit a chapter. We pay tribute to the creatively can-do secret agent this week with 10 tricks that make extraordinary use of overwhelmingly common objects.