How to help protect your home from pests
A new video from Melissa Wood shows how to get your dog crate safe from pests.
The video, which was created by the Center for Wildlife Conservation, shows how you can protect your crate with an insect-proof door and window cover, a lid on the top and side, and a lid and frame on the bottom.
The goal is to make the crate look more like a real dog crate and keep pests out.
The Center for Wood Health released the video on the heels of a major study by the Humane Society of the United States that found that people who live in urban areas are at higher risk for ticks.
“We’ve seen in the past that people living in urban environments have higher rates of the Lyme disease,” said Melissa Wood, director of education and education programs at the Center.
“But the study that was done with people living inside of cities found that they had lower rates of Lyme disease and were less likely to get Lyme disease in their community.”
The study also found that urban areas have higher levels of human-made materials such as wood and plastic.
“In our research, we looked at the type of materials and how they’re used in people’s homes, and we found that a lot of those materials are coming from people who have homes that aren’t maintained properly,” Wood said.
Wood said she’s glad the Center is looking into making a similar video to help educate people about the potential dangers of pests in homes.
She added that the Center also plans to release a new video that will show homeowners how to use natural pest control methods to reduce their chances of getting Lyme disease.
“When you have a dog, you have an opportunity to live in a more natural environment,” Wood told The Huffington Post.
“You’re not in the home where you have to worry about mosquitoes and ticks all the time.
You have to be really conscious about how you live your life.”