If you want to avoid pests this spring and summer take advantage of Spring and the nice weather that goes along with it to rid your home of unwanted pests to make your home less attractive to them. Let’s talk about your usual spring cleaning, you just may need to turn it up a notch and include an inspection of some areas of your home to include pest prevention.
Hawaii is one of the most beautiful and exotic spots to visit on the Earth, but it can't be all things to all people all the time. Sometimes our interests take us to other exotic locations. We may want to visit the Eiffel Tower or sample all that Paris has to offer. We may want to explore the Serengeti and see what a rhinoceros looks like up close. There are many places in the world that offer experiences that can't be had here. Are you planning to visit one of them? If you are, you should know that bed bugs are a worldwide pest. Whether you're planning a hunting expedition in Argentina, or a tour of the Northern Lights in Alaska, you should make bed bug prevention a part of your travel plans.
Here in Hawaii, we are privileged to have thousands of native species of plants and animals that have not had any natural predators until man introduced them to the islands. One of the most destructive of these predatory species introduced is the Norway rat, presumed to have been introduced to the Islands on cargo ships decades ago. Since that time, several plant species as well as turtle and ground bird species have declined. The Norway rat has also been blamed for the percentage of reduction in crops produced in Hawaii like pineapples, coffee, and other fruits and vegetables.
If you have lived in Hawaii for any length of time, then you already know that Mynah birds are trouble. Even visitors quickly discover how troublesome this invasive bird species can be as they sit down for a relaxing meal at the café of their choice and helplessly watch as their lunch flies away in the beak of this aggressive and presumptuous bird. But did you realize that Mynah birds are not just pesky, invasive members of the bird family? They are actually a dangerous bird to have living on and around your Hawaii property. Here are 5 of the top reasons why you do not want Mynah birds living on your property: