Some creatures that live in and around our homes can cause us problems, and making sure that you deal with this as soon as you notice it is important if you don’t want to be overrun with a pest problem.
Here are some of the pests that you should be aware of and the signs to look out for to help you spot them and deal with them correctly….
Rats – Rats are notorious for living closely with humans, as we provide them with the things that they need to thrive. Having rats in and around your home is not only something that can cause disease to spread, but they can also do a lot of damage to your property as they can bite through hard substances to make nests.
Drains are particularly attractive to rats, and if you suspect that you have rats living around your home you should get your drains checked by a professional like this CCTV drain surveys company https://www.drainpower.co.uk/drainage-services/cctv-drain-surveys/ to make sure they haven’t done any damage.
Wasps – During the summer and early autumn, these buzzing insects can cause many a picnic to be abandoned as they head out on the hunt for food. Having a wasp nest in or near your home is even worse, especially as they tend to become grumpier, bigger and more likely to sting in later summer and early autumn.
If you notice wasps in and around your home it is likely that you have a nest nearby, so you should act quickly, and have it dealt with by a professional before they start to cause more problems.
Cockroaches – The German cockroach is the only species that is found in the UK, and these creepy beasts are attracted to rotting food, and are carnivorous. They can spread diseases and bacteria leading to serious illness, such as salmonella.
Make sure that you don’t leave food out where it can be accessed and look out for signs that they are around, as it is unlikely that you will see one in the light. A smell of almonds, droppings and shed skin are all signs that you may have cockroaches sharing your home.
Woodworm – If you notice any of the timber in your house has been covered with lots of tiny holes, then you could well have a case of woodworm. Woodworm is not one particular species, but different species of wood dwelling beetles.
They like damp wood, and it is the larvae of the beetles that do the damage, as they live in the wood. Most wood in the home that has been treated and varnished is not likely to be a suitable home for woodworm, however raw wood in a damp environment is more likely to harbour woodworm.