Is Social Media An Unlikely Ally In The War Against Household Pests?

If you are unlucky enough to have to deal with unwanted guests in your home and garden, you’re probably thinking about them right now. It can become a real obsession when you start to see the darn things in your dreams and even imagine them destroying your home and garden when you’re supposed be out enjoying yourself. This type of problem is a fact of life for millions of Canadians, so you are not alone! But have you ever thought about making a real stand and taking these little buggers out for once and for all? You may not believe it at first, but you can use social media as a very powerful weapon in the war against household and garden pests. This massive social phenomenon seems to have no limits to its use, and here is how it can help you with those vermin you hate so much.

What Types of Pests?

Before you start your social media offensive, make a note of exactly what enemies you are dealing with. This will make it easier to find the appropriate information for your next steps of the battle. There is no single remedy for household pests because what kills one may simply be a mild annoyance for another. You can usually divide them into 5 groups:

  • Insects
  • Mammals
  • Reptiles
  • Birds
  • Humans – By far the most annoying intruders and potentially dangerous as well!

Start Joining Social Media Groups

Once you have identified what you are up against, it is time to start learning about your enemies. Every great warrior has made a point of learning about the strengths and weaknesses of their foes, so you’ll be following in some impressive footsteps. Use Facebook and do a search on the particular pest you are trying to decimate, there will be a group for pretty much any of these. If you can’t find the exact culprit, simply look for Pest Control groups and ask on these. There will be a wealth of information and tips, so you’ll soon be armed to the teeth!

Check Out The Blogs

These online diaries can be the source for an incredible amount of information, simply conduct a search and you will soon find some juicy results. Don’t be afraid to ask the blogger for some more information, as long as you recommend or follow his/her blog, you’ll get the good stuff back in return. The main problem with using this excellent source for your own needs is the possibility that you’ll become so engrossed in the blog that you won’t have enough time to get back to the pest control.

Start Your Own

If you can’t find the exact information that you want, why not start your own blog or profile and see if you can get your own group started? There are thousands of people in a similar position and your concern may be just what they are waiting for, those poor pests will not know what hit them! Think of a catchy title and go from there, use some engaging and humorous posts and try to upload a few video clips of the varmints in action. Ask your followers to do the same and see if you can offer a prize for the most hideous pest. This type of attitude goes down well on social media and you may end up with a really useful source of information for pest-ridden households all over the country.

YouTube Hates Them Too!

This is a real mine of useful information and you’ll be able to find oodles of useful video clips showing exactly how to smoke out those raccoons or destroy that ants’ nest in no time at all. Although some of the videos may be more humorous than educational, you will certainly find a few that can help you deal with your own circumstances rather nicely. Why not upload your own efforts and help a few people in the process?

Ready For Action?

Just use a little imagination and you will soon be waving goodbye to those pests for good! Just remember that if you can’t get them to leave, you always have the option of calling out the professionals. They may not be cheap, but they’ll certainly do the job nicely!

The author of this article, Jack Peters, works at Peregrine General Pest Control Inc., specialists in pest services in Calgary. Jack loves metalworking and he designs garden archways in his spare time.