We experience ideal conditions year-round here in Maui. The warm sunshine, tropical temperatures, and rich moisture make this a virtual paradise. People flock to Maui from all over the world just to grasp a few moments of these realities that we take for granted day in and day out – but all of this veritable perfection has its downfall too. Pests like cockroaches, termites, bed bugs, mice, and more find this their paradise too; and they can remain active all year-long in our perfect climate.
There are hundreds of species of birds throughout the Islands as anyone who lives in Maui can tell you. From the most common finch to the elegant heron, they are everywhere. From a distance, they attract hundreds of fans all looking to capture the perfect photo. It’s a nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon; however, if you live here and some of these birds have taken up residence on your property, the story can be entirely different.
No one in Hawaii likes having cockroaches skittering around on the kitchen floor after the lights have been turned off. But, what we don't like even more is cockroaches racing up the walls when the lights are turned back on. These are disgusting pests that can bring diseases into a home and spread bacteria around. So, we've put together this helpful list of 5 things you can do to prevent cockroach activity in your Hawaii home.
Feral pigs are a problem here in Hawaii. They are a big problem. These wild swine trample across our beautiful islands wreaking havoc on our ecosystem. They devour our native vegetation, trample our undergrowth in search of food, compact the soil, and uproot young, tender plants; and they are not very careful about it. They act as a kind of wild rototiller and till the soil so harshly that it actually destroys the soil structure making it unfit to sustain natural fauna in some places. As they destroy the land, they create divots with their paws and noses that cause standing water to gather. This encourages mosquitoes to breed and their populations to grow which increases the risk to people of contracting mosquito-borne illnesses.
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