Month: March 2016

Why Recycling Our Waste Is Important

It is a well-known fact that the world population is persistently rising and the longevity of people have also increased due to the developments in technology. It is also a fact that each and every human being disposes a certain amount of waste during their total life span. Another known fact is that many nations are reaching development and economic growth resulting in higher income levels and purchasing power leading to greater consumption and expenditure. As a result, the amount of waste material that is being released to the environment has increased rapidly and now many nations are faced with the problem of having very limited land space to dispose the tons of garbage that are being piled up daily.

The best solution and probably the only solution that is available to solve the garbage problem is recycling. Recycling is the process of converting materials that have already been used into new products by changing their form. But not all items are recyclable. Most of the recyclable items are numbered from 1 to 7 with items that are most recyclable bearing number one and least recyclable items bearing number 7. Paper towels, plastic containers and bottles, ink cartridges, furniture, aluminum cans, metal are all recyclable items. You can take the initiative to make things easy for the local authorities by dividing and collecting your waste. Have separate bins for paper, plastic, glass and metal. Remove the labels off plastic bottles, crush the aluminum cans using a can crusher and try to separate all your waste into the above mentioned categories as accurately as possible. This helps the process of recycling to a great extent and you can even earn by selling your own garbage to the recyclers.

The most commonly known 3Rs of sustainability are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Not only that waste should be recycled, it has to be reduced as well. You could always take a cloth bag every time you go shopping and refuse the use of shopping bags. Try to convert your bank statements and billings into emails and reduce the use of paper. There are certain items that can only be used once and such items have to be recycled. Crush up the bottles, cans and other containers using a can crusher to reduce the pile of garbage that is being stacked up. Without using wrapping paper try to use gift bags and try to avoid disposable items such as paper plates and cups as much as possible.

As it is important to recycle your waste material, it is equally important to purchase things made out of recycled material. This however has become quite common in most of the societies and there is a considerable demand for recycled products thanks to environmental protection and health movements across the world.

Taking Away The Rodent Menace

Stress isn’t buckling under a heavy workload. Oh no. Stress is walking into your kitchen one night and hearing the dreaded squeaking and skittering that signals a rodent infestation in your house. Before you pick up your skirts and run screaming, listen up. Rodents are attracted to a home that is less than spotless. Since no home is actually spotless unless you’re a clean freak with OCD, you should know that the best way to avoid a rodent infestation is to….well, avoid the rodent infestation. One of the best ways to do this is to deny those rats access to your precious treasure trove. In this case, that means last night’s leftover meatloaf. In addition to this, you also need to deny them the pleasure of a constantly available source of water. Rats cannot survive even a day without a good steady supply of water. They will eat anything that’s available, including your toilet paper. Link here to know also about cockroach control.

Throw out the trash

The first step in rodent control is to get rid of the food sources. If you have leftovers you plan on keeping, make sure you put them in metal (or glass) containers. Cap them with a tight sealed lid. Don’t use plastic or those paper takeout containers that the Thai food comes in. The rats will chew through these like rats through paper takeout containers. Make sure you dispose of your trash bags properly as well. Don’t just leave the bag out there. Put it in a metal trash can and make sure the lid of the can is on properly without any holes to give access to the rodents. Get rid of all that extra pet food you have lying around. If your kitty has the munchies, he can damn well ask like any normal person would.

Clutter is bad

If you really want your rodent control to work, you need to get rid of all that extra clutter around the house. All that old furniture in the attic? The perfect breeding ground for rats and other rodents too. Make sure your garden is nice and clean as well. If your front yard looks like you are having a garage sale every day when you clearly aren’t, that’s probably a sign that you need to start cleaning it up.

With the right kind of prevention methods used, you can be pretty sure that you won’t have to suffer through an actual infestation. Sometimes, though, it can happen no matter however hard you try to prevent it. In this situation, call a professional or get ready to take drastic action.