The changing of the seasons doesn’t just mean saying goodbye to the sunshine and reluctantly letting the rain back into our lives, oh no, when it comes to pest control in London, it can also mean a surge in complaints from homeowners and businesses that suspect a pest invasion is occurring on their property.
As the cooler weather comes into effect as we hit autumn in the next few weeks, it’s not just us who retreat to the warmth and safety of our homes, turning up the heating in the process. While we will see much less of wasps and flies, we are also much more likely to see rats, mice and even birds try and take refuge in our homes.
In addition to the above pests, foxes and squirrels will also be on the hunt for food as the weather changes – as well as more suitably warm locations to nest. Add to this the constant, persistent risk of home invasion from bed bugs, cockroaches and fleas; the need for pest control in London is ever present, no matter what the time of year is.
London Pest Prevention Tips
There are a number of ways you can try and prevent pests from infiltrating your home. Whether you have issues internally or externally, all of the below should be evaluated if you wish to keep your family home safe from pests this year.
l If you see any damaged roof tiles, get them repaired and inspect the inside of your roof for pest activity
l Have your gutters cleared in order to prevent a build-up of leaves and debris that can attract pests
l Check internal and external pipes and drains for cracks and leaks. Seal where necessary
l Keep your home clean and tidy to prevent any evidence of pests being missed
l Less frequented spots of your home – such as the garden or garage, are the perfect place for rodents to hide away in. Store items in plastic boxes and keep them off the floor as rats and mice can easily gnaw through cardboard
l Store food in a similar fashion – airtight containers, and keep floors and worktops clean
l Empty and clean the bins regularly
l Don’t leave pet food out overnight and store securely to ensure that pests can’t get into them
l It is extremely difficult to get rid of bed bugs in the home. Wash clothing and linens on hot temperatures, tumble dry, hoover and clean rooms thoroughly – and if you suspect an infestation then contact your nearest pest control team
By following these tips, you will be reducing the risk of a pest invasion in your home. However, no preventative measure is entirely fool-proof so it pays to know who to call in the case of an emergency.
Our expert team provide pest control in London services around the clock, depending on your needs. Please contact us on 0800 633 5220 for more information and advice.