Pests That Seek Warmth in Winter Months - PEST UK

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Pests That Seek Warmth in Winter Months

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Pests that seek warmth in winter months

Pests that seek warmth in winter months include the following-

Rats- You may hear or see evidence of their presence in your home. This can include droppings, items gnawed upon and the strong smell of their urine. When lofts are used as resting places kitchens become a ready food source. Rats are extremely intelligent, adapting to their surroundings.

Mice- Evidence of mice in your home include burrowing into insulation or soil or droppings. Commonly heard in loft spaces they will travel in the wall cavities to parts of the house, especially where food can be found. They will often follow the routes of pipes throughout the home. House mice consume food meant for humans and for pets. They contaminate food preparation surfaces with their faeces, which can contain the bacterium that causes food poisoning (salmonellosis).

Squirrels- When they take residence in a loft space they can make a tremendous amount of noise and are much more destructive than rats or mice can be. They will enter loft spaces for shelter or as a breeding site. Male squirrels will have several dreys (nests) within his territory – usually in trees, but now often in buildings.

Pests that seek warmth in winter monthsTreatment of pests in winter months

PESTUK technicians will come to your property and check for access points, food sources and nesting areas. For rodents baits will be placed in specific locations as the technician feels best. With squirrels traps will be placed in the loft. Our technicians are fully trained and receive yearly top up courses to stay aware of new laws and techniques for pest control.


PESTUK are full members of the BPCA, the governing body for pest control in the UK. Using a BPCA member company ensures you have a qualified, fully insured company treating your pest problem.

PESTUK have offices in Oxford, Guildford, Enfield, Shepperton, Wantage, St. Albans, Salisbury, St Albans and Enfield.

Call us on 0330 100 2811 to book an appointment regarding Pests that seek warmth in winter months or any other pest problem you may have.


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