When it comes to domestic pests in London, there is a lot of focus on those that enter your house and create disruptions and infestations within your home. While we’re not about to argue how problematic it is to have unwanted guests, whether they are rodents, birds, insects etc, we want to take the opportunity in this post to highlight the seriousness of outdoor pests too.
After all, if you have a garden area you like to use, outdoor pests can cause havoc and make it unsafe. There is also the chance that outdoor pests will eventually become indoor pests.
What outdoor pests should you be most aware of and concerned about?
Rats, despite the misconception many people have about them, are a bigger problem outside of the home than inside. If you have compost heaps, bird feeders or any animal droppings in your garden, these can attract rats. Though they will often dig burrows into your garden lawn or compost heaps, they are highly adaptable animals and will use other areas too, like sheds, summerhouses and even the interior of your home.
As they are great climbers, they may even scale your home to take up residence in your loft. As well as causing damage to your garden, they can also spread diseases and start fires and other serious damage to your property by chewing through water pipes and cables.
Although there are many DIY methods and over-the-counter products that can be bought to stop rats, if you really want a solution that will have a lasting effect, Diamond Pet Control told us you should look to the professionals.
Worker ants can be a huge annoyance indoors. Although they are not harmful to your health, you may not like the idea of them stealing your food.
The thing you need to remember about ants is that though they cause most damage inside the home, they are outdoor creatures. If you have noticed the tell-tale signs of ants around your London home, it is best to hire a professional. As they have more than one nest and anthill, just getting rid of one will not stop the problem.
Another outdoor pest that often makes their way indoors are wasps. Unless you have an allergy to their stings, they are more of a painful and irritating pest, but that doesn’t mean you should have to put up with them buzzing around. Due to their aggressive nature, especially when their nest is targeted, it is best to leave tackling a wasp problem to the professionals.
Experts have the skills and know the right techniques to remove the problem, rather than just making the wasps angry and more of a problem.
While spiders, ants and rats are more readily identified as pests, squirrels, despite their natural cuteness, can be just as big a problem. They can literally cause chaos. If you have a squirrel problem in your garden, you need to act quickly, to prevent it from spreading into your home too. Thanks to their strong teeth, they can cause more damage than mice and rats. Once they enter your home through the loft, they can be hard to get rid of, without professional help.