Top 10 unwelcome house pests and how to evict them.

Rats and mice.

Mice in the house are a common enough problem, and as they’re extremely amorous, you can end up with a lot of them very quickly.

Rats represent more of an emergency as they carry salmonella, E. coli, TB and Weil’s disease. The epic flooding of the past few winters led to serious rat problems in some urban areas. Ciaran Murray said rodent activity should usually slow down at this time of year, as rats and mice find alternative food sources outdoors. He added: “But for the past few years with exceptionally wet summers, we’ve been getting a lot of call-outs about rats and mice – rats in particular.

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