6 reasons why pests are attracted to your home

Poor and irregular upkeep of your home could lead to a potential pest invasion. By following the below steps, this could keep the pests at bay.

Wet cellar/basement

Having a leak in your cellar or basement can not only be an inconvenience to repair, but it can also lead to an infestation od insects and rodents. Insects especially thrive in warm and humid areas so getting the issue fixed sooner rather than later. There are also preventative measures you can put in place, such as checking the drains regularly to ensure they are not clogged.

General waste and recycling bins

As you probably know, waste and recycling bins can attract pests, so it is super important to keep them as hygienic as possible. This can be achieved by bagging and sealing waste and rinsing recyclables. By doing this, you are minimising the risk of both insect and rodent infestations.

Poor garden maintenance

Not maintaining your garden area could lead to rodents and other pests roaming and making themselves at home. If you fail to practise regular garden maintenance, the pests could end up entering your home. To ensure this does not happen, it is important to keep on top of cutting the grass and garden plants.


Whilst composting is an excellent way to recycle food waste, it can attract pests, especially rodents and flies. You can avoid being infested by regularly emptying and sanitising the compost bin. You can also put leaves and grass cuttings in the compost bin to prevent smell and mess.

General clutter

Having a disorganised property can lead to an invasion of pests. It is super important to ensure you home and garden is both clean and organised to reduce the risk of infestation. This can be done by spring cleaning and keeping on top of household chores.

Bird feeders

Having bird feeders in your garden can contribute hugely to a rodent infestation, as rodents are prone to eating bird seed. This is not advice to stop feeding the birds completely, but if you suspect you have rodents in your garden it is advisable you stop feeding them whilst you control the problem.

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