Efficient, Easy, Earth-Saving Energy Practices and Ideas

My name is Natalie, and in this blog, I am going to write about a lot of different energy practices. I plan to write about solar panels, indoor air filtration, wind farms and whatever else strikes my fancy when I'm writing. I want to focus on easy and efficient energy practices, and I hope to explain how those practices can benefit the earth. My interest in energy and the environment started when I was just a teen. I attended a camp where we studied the environment whilst also doing a lot of foraging, hiking and other things that allowed us to engage with nature. From that week onward, I've wanted to change the world and its relationship with energy. I hope this blog is just the start.

How to keep pests out of your skip bin

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Hiring a skip bin is a great way to dispose of large amounts of waste. It's also favourable as most skip bin hire companies also empty the bins for you when you've filled it up. Therefore cheap skip bins are essentially vital components to get rid of waste from your house remodelling or rebuilding projects. There are, however, considerations you need to take regarding the environment in your skip bin. Pests are attracted to the dark and quiet environment a skip bin creates. Getting a pest infestation that close to your home is risky business, as they might also choose to invade your house. To prevent pests from getting into your skip bin, there are a few things you should consider.

Close the lid

The first thing you need to think about to prevent pests from getting into your skip bin is to close the lid as soon as you're not using it. Most cheap skip bins come without a lock, but just closing the lid will prevent animals from getting into it. You should also consider buying a insect's net to put over the opening to your skip bin. This prevents pests from entering your skip bin even if they get through the lid itself.

Avoid certain waste

You also need to think about what you throw in the skip bin to be able to control the pests. You shouldn't use the skip bin to dispose of food waste or other edible products. Food waste can attract insects and rodents, as well as larger animals that might want to get to the food source. Also remember that other types of biological waste, such as dirt or plants, can contain insects that other pests want to eat. If you have to throw away biological waste, you should make sure to package it properly in bin bags to prevent pests from smelling it.

Make it unappealing

Another thing you can do to make your skip bin a less desirable habitat for various types of pests is to make sure it smells bad in there. After you're done disposing waste for the day, you can spray the waste with something that smells bad or strong. Bleach, window cleaner or white vinegar are all good options to make your waste less desirable for pests. If you have pets, you should opt for vinegar, as this is harmless to them in case they were to ingest any of the waste from the skip bin. You should also avoid ordinary pesticides, as your skip bin is out in the open, and the pesticide might affect your neighbours or other people passing by in the neighbourhood. 


17 May 2016