Mice / Guides

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...mice: Beyond just being irritating, mice can damage your house by chewing their way through it, and they are considered a health hazard as they can carry disease. T raps are obviously effective, but if a population is well-established, you may find you are not correcting the problem unless you take major steps in era...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...mice. They are at a greater risk of fire. Every one of those concerns is to some extent valid, but has largely been debunked, or bypassed by the pioneers of Straw Bale homes such as Peterborough, Ontario based Chris Magwood who I pestered with all the following questions, knowing full well that otherwise I would be f...

Healthy indoor air quality

The impact of ambient fragrances on our health

...mice. Obviously the amount we would be exposed to would be lower than those unfortunate mice, but breathing smoke in any form remains a health risk. Unfortunately, according to Steinemann, author of the main study, the substances emitted by products containing essential oils are similar to those found in other fragra...