Christmas should be a time of relaxation, warmth and cheer, and we certainly need it after 2020, what a year that was! The last thing we need is for a pest to get in the way of proceedings so we have devised some helpfull pest control tips you can undertake to keep the pests at bay this christmas.

Keep the bird food under conrtol.

Whilst feeding the birds is very important at this time of year as their natural food sources become a little depleted, Our feathered friends can drop bits of food from hanging bird feeders. Rodents will take advantage of this and move into to clean up. Consider using a feeder with a built in tray to prevent spilt food from reaching the ground, and always clear up any spills.

Food storage in sheds and outbuildings.

Following on from feeding the birds, where and how do you store bird and pet food in your shed or outbuilding? Rodents have a superb sence of smell and will track down bags of food in an instant. Consider using metal storage tins that have a secure lid to keep food in - Plastic tubs will quickly be nibbled into.

Pest proofing around the house.

In a bid to stay out of the way of predators Rodents will use the cover of darkness to move a round, And if you have itemns laying up against your property they will use them as cover to stay out of the way. Why not spend a few minutes checking around your property and removing these items, That old bit of drainpipe or stack of old roof tiles will make a great place to hide.

Air Bricks and Vents Holes are an easy target.

Check to make sure all your air bricks and in good condition and are not broken. Plastic vents can very easily be damaged or gnawed on, so make sure they are all in good condtion. You can purchase metal mesh vents to fit over the top to prevent rodents from entering. Its important to never block these vents up with tape, the airflow through the cavity helps keep out the damp.

Dropped fruit from Trees.

Dropped apples and other soft fruits can take a while to degrade and therefore make an excellent food source for rodents. Clear away fruit to reduce the likelihood of an attracting rats in your garden.

Professional Pest Advice


Our pest advice area offers you a wide variety of resources and facilities to assist you with any pest problem you might have.

ROSTOPĀ® Professional Pest Control Products

Accredited BPCA Member

Get protected from pests with West Country

We work with

  • Domestic
  • Landlords
  • Retail
  • Farmers
  • Garages
  • Golf Clubs
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Emergency Services
  • Restaurants and Pubs
  • Schools/Colleges
  • Local Authorities
  • Food Production
  • Port Authorities

West Country Pest Control Ltd
6 Boundary Ave Commerce Park, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 8UU

Mon - Fri 7:30am - 8:00pm
  01935 411876  07901 841018

mail Us

Setting the standard for Professional Pest control in Somerset & Dorset.

West Country Pest Control Ltd is the safest choice for eliminating unwanted pests from homes and businesses across the Somerset and Dorset area.

As Somerset's trusted family run pest control business, We have developed an enviable reputation for delivering a quality, reliable and honest service for all our domestic and business customers.