Consumer website uswitch reported that 65% of pest controllers have responded to more cases of rat, squirrel and bed bug infestations over the past 12 months.
They asked insurers about this and John O’Roarke, Managing Director of LV Home Insurance commented: “Pests are small but powerful and can wreak havoc in the home, from bees blocking chimneys and rodents chewing cables, which can destroy whole houses. The dangers of ignoring a pest problem can be devastating and those who find unwanted guests in their home should call in the experts before it is too late”.
One of the factors which has been blamed for this increase is the widespread practice of fortnightly rubbish collections, (supposedly to increase recycling) instead of weekly which could possible be the root of some unwanted side effects!
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