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Help at Hand for Households Troubled by Winter Pests

Published Tuesday, 07 November 2017

Help is at hand for Ribble Valley households troubled by winter pests.

You may think pests are only linked to the long hot days of summer, but many rodents and insects hibernate when the temperature drops and your home or business can be a warm and cosy bolthole for them.

Pests can access your property via gaps and build nests in your attic or garage, wall cavities and even in unused cupboards.

But for just £44 Ribble Valley Borough Council’s pest control team will assess the situation and give you a helping hand.

Heather Barton, the council’s head of environmental health, said: “Mice and rats enter homes and businesses in winter due to the scarcity of natural food.

“As well as nibbling through cereal and biscuits, they have also been known to gnaw through wires and other materials in walls and plumbing systems.

“Rat teeth are stronger than human teeth and capable of chewing through brick, concrete and even metal.

“But our pest control team is on hand to help householders troubled by any pests, including mice, rats, ants, fleas and cockroaches, at a competitive price and in some cases free.”

If you are troubled by winter pests, phone Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111.

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