How To Get Rid Of Those Pesky Pests That May Be Invading Your Home

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Nobody likes a pest. Especially when they are taking over your home. Whether you have rodents, moths or woodworm, it can be an alarming and frustrating find. You share your home with your family; not those that are uninvited. Here’s a quick lowdown on how to get rid of those pesky pests. Unsolicited guests are not welcome and here’s how to nip them in the bud. If you have any other home related issues be sure to check out my section of the blog on home and garden.

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Rodent Control

Have you heard a sneaky rustling in the still of the night? Has something whizzed past you in your home, and you’re not sure what it was? If you have been kept awake by scratching that isn’t actually your husband trying to flee your home, you may, in fact, have a rodent infestation. Rats and mice tend to find their way into your home if they are feeling the cold weather outside or are on the hunt for food. They can cause damage by chewing through wood and timber, and they can also spread disease. More to the point, it’s unnerving to know that you are now sharing your home with these pesky little creatures. If you see chew marks and are hearing strange noises in the night, it’s time to take serious action. The best way to deal with an infestation is to call in rodent control services. They will provide their expertise in getting rid of this problem once and for all. All holes and entry points will be sealed from roof to floor, and any dead rats or mice will be removed. This is not a job you want to tackle without the professionals.

Moths

Who would have thought that such a fragile looking creature such as the moth could cause so much damage to your home? But these animals are flighty little things. If you have wool carpets, silk, feather or lots of wool and cashmere jumpers, moths will be happy to make your home their home. The horror of finding tonnes of tiny holes in your carpets and clothes means you have a moth infestation. If this is the case, larvae will also start breeding in your home. And it’s really quite gross! You can try lavender sachets, ultra-violet plug-in lights and seal clothes in airtight bags. But if the problem is beyond your control, you will have to call in pest control. Moths will quite happily breed in warm areas of wool, and they produce a tonne of larvae. An infestation of moths in your home can be terrifying and upsetting. It is best to get the experts in to fumigate your house. In future, invest in cedar balls, clean your clothes thoroughly before putting them away and seal wool and silk in plastic bags.


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Woodworm

Woodworm is a problem that can affect furniture, beams and the structure of your house. If you see small round holes in your woodwork, fine sawdust marks, crumbling joints or adult beetles around your house you may have a woodworm problem. Woodworm can severely affect the price of your house sale. It’s something that needs to be addressed as soon as you know there is a problem. The good news is that woodworm is not infectious, and your house is unlikely to fall down. But you’ll want to eliminate the problem before it causes further damage. Woodworm thrives in damp conditions, but a pest control service can distinguish the problem. Get the problem treated professionally and say goodbye to those unwanted pests.