Tis the Season

With autumn well under way and winter just around the corner, you may be forgiven for thinking that you are done with pests and creepy crawlies invading your home for the year. We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but, we’re afraid that simply isn’t the case.

Say goodbye to wasps and mosquitoes, and say hello to the last of the spiders, mice and slugs. Never fear, though – Pest Control London has got you covered.

As true as the weather changes with seasons, the pests that cause a nuisance and disturb your family do, too. You might experience one, two or none at all, but as with all pests, it is best to be prepared to minimise disruption and any possible damage. Pest Control London has done the hard work for you.

Spiders

While most spiders are harmless in nature and are useful for catching insects and flies, they are a source of great emotional distress for those with a phobia. However, at this time of year, a lot will move indoors where it is dry in order to find a mate. If the prospect of sharing your home with our eight-legged friends is too much to bear, trap it between glass and piece of card or gently sweep it up into a dustpan before releasing back outside. Be sure to shut the windows and doors!

Mice

Mice like to live around humans, often stealing their food in place of hunting. They are very stealthy and can enter your home through the smallest of cracks and crevices. Mice can be very dangerous as they carry diseases and bacteria. Not only this, but they also chew and gnaw at wires and cables – which can lead to house fires. If you suspect your home has been invaded by mice, contact your local Pest Control London team – we operate in North, East, South and West London and beyond.

Slugs

Slugs like to be out and about in wet weather, and with a keen sense of smell they are attracted to food, waste and even pet food left out. As invertebrates, they have no bones and can get under doors with the tiniest gaps – leaving a sticky trail behind them all over your floors, walls and surfaces. The best way to control slugs is to prevent them from getting into your home in the first place. Follow trails to identify entry points and use fillers and sealants to fill gaps. Keep pet and food waste to a minimum inside the house and invest in some new door seals.

For any other queries, advice or expert help from our team of pest technicians, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Pest Control London for all your pest control needs.

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