Homeowners across the country have been urged to properly seal up their homes in order to prevent a potential rodent infestation.
The advice which has been issued by pest control experts this week, homeowners are being warned to prepare for rodents such as mice and rats entering their home.
Experts say the current cold snap will see more and more homes being plagued with rodents as they will look to seek shelter from the freezing conditions.
Pest control services are encouraging homeowners to make sure their home is completely sealed off by covering up any external wall holes.
Homeowners are also being advised to keep their garden free of clutter as it will leave the pesky vermin with fewer places to hide, they are also being encouraged to dispose of their waste items properly by placing any unwanted food items inside a bag before placing the bag inside a sealed bin.
Leading pest control experts are also advising homeowners to contact them immediately if they experience an infestation issue as most rodent infestations can become significantly worse if the appropriate measures to deal with the problem are not implemented early.