Make your home a haven of rest and peace. Be ye hospitable and let the doors of your home be open to the faces of friends and strangers. Welcome everyone with a smiling face and let them all feel that they are in my home.– ‘Abdu’l-Baha, Star of the West, Volume 6, p. 20.
by Christine Muller
As temperatures are getting cooler, wild animals like to seek shelter in our houses. Mice and squirrels can be problematic in our homes because of noise and the potential threat of the transmission of diseases. Using sticky traps is inhumane – they cause much suffering for the animal. Rodenticides – poison – also causes suffering, and in addition is a threat to curious children and to the environment. So, what can we do? We can use ultrasonic repellers, unpleasant scents, for example peppermint oil, and live traps such as catch and release mouse traps. Say good-bye to them with a smile.