Sometimes unwanted visitors like ants, mice or rats come to call. You are responsible for dealing with them unless they are in a shared communal area in a sheltered scheme or block of flats or coming from an empty property owned by us. You can buy products to deal with most pests from hardware stores but if a problem continues you may need to contact a qualified pest control company. Please try to use humane, non-lethal techniques.
Bees and wasps
Please remember that bees are not classed as a pest. In fact they help pollinate crops and we should be helping them to survive.
If you can leave a bee or wasp nest then please do so but if it does need to be dealt with then this must be done by a professional pest controller.
The British Beekeepers Association have lots of useful hints and tips here.
Rats and mice
Some simple deterrents can help prevent the problem:
Make sure bin lids are tight and secure
Don’t compost meat, fish bones or bread
Keep areas close to buildings tidy and free from weeds
Clear away pet food.
If you need further advice just contact us, we’ll be happy to help.
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