Watch Out for Winter Pests

At the start of a new year, thoughts tend to be about keeping warm and what you want to achieve. Your mental wanderings are unlikely to land on pest problems and local pest control services unless you discover that your property is the winter residence of choice for rats and mice, cockroaches, flies, wasps, hornets, squirrels or woodworm.

Picture of a Rat Indoors at Winter

Local pest control firms are kept busy all year long; many people make the error of assuming that pest problems are minimised or cease altogether when the cold weather arrives. However, this is the time when several outdoor inhabitants take their opportunity to gain access to a warm, secure, quiet space in a loft, cellar, outbuilding, cavity walls and even a compost heap.

Humans seek cosiness, a ready food supply and comfort and pests are equally disinclined to spend time in atrocious weather and scavenging for food. A property repair that’s been …