PETA PRESS RELEASE * PETA Tips Prevent Unwanted 'Houseguests' * Jun 7 2006
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Great Tips for Safely and Humanely Discouraging Everyone From Ants to
Raccoons From Entering Your Home
For Immediate Release:
June 7, 2006
Stephanie Boyles 757-622-7382
Norfolk, Va. Now that Memorial Day is just a memory and the summer
season is upon us, we human beings arent the only ones whose
activities are on the spike. Warm weather means that insects, rodents,
raccoons, and other urban wildlife are on the move, occasionallyand
unwittinglyinvading our homes and yards. Too often, people rush out to
purchase chemical repellents and poisons (to the tune of $5 billion
every year!) without realizing that these concoctions are both
dangerousespecially to children and companion animalsand ineffective.
The unwanted "guests" will keep returning as long as conditions remain
hospitable to them. Thats why PETA has added a brand-new feature to
its Web site HelpingWildlife.com that offers safe, effective, and
humane tips on keeping your house "pest"-free.
The following is a sample of some of the valuable information that
youll find on http://HelpingWildlife.com:
* How to use certain foods and spices to keep ants out of your kitchen
* Why properly pruning trees and shrubs makes it nearly impossible for
a raccoon family to take up residence in your attic
* How wearing certain colors of clothing while gardening will make you
virtually invisible to pesky wasps
* How to outsmart resourceful cockroaches by using catnip, garlic, and
other harmless items
* How to brew up a simple potion that repels mice in places that cant
be rodent-proofed easily
"Using toxic chemicals to rid your home and yard of unwanted animal
guests is not only cruel but also dangerous and ineffective," says
PETA Wildlife Biologist Stephanie Boyles. "Our time-proven tips for
discouraging insects and other animals from entering your home in the
first place provide a solution that everyone can live with."
For more information about peacefully coexisting with wildlife during
summer or at any time of the year, please visit
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