There’s nothing worse than having your home overrun with pests of some description, whether it’s moths eating your curtains or rats munching through your skirting boards.

But it’s possible that the house itself could be part of the problem when it comes to infestations of this kind – so it could be worth having a look around to see if there’s anything you can change that could reduce the risk of pests.

First of all, do you have any dirty dishes lying around, with scraps of leftover food on them? This is, of course, very attractive to all sorts of little critters, including flies, cockroaches, ants and mice… take away their food source and they’ll find somewhere else to dine!

Some pests also really love nothing more than a damp, moist environment in which to bunker down, such as termites – which can be a real nuisance. Wasps are also likely to be drawn to water sources, as are rodents when the weather is dry. Problems like this can be prevented with regular maintenance work around the house.

Also keep an eye on your outside bins and make sure the lids are on securely, the bin bags are properly tied and that there’s no produce on the floor surrounding the bins themselves. This will help keep mice, rats and other such pests away.

With just a bit of tidying on a regular basis and reducing as much clutter as you can, pests won’t have as many places in which to hide – thus helping to prevent future infestations.

Of course, even with all these steps, you may well find that you have a problem on your hands at some point. In this instance, get in touch with us to discuss 24 hour emergency pest control.