THINK you’re alone in lockdown? Greedy stockpilers may be unwittingly welcoming a grisly cast of creepy critters into their homes that are hungry and riddled with disease.
Over just three weeks, panic-buying Brits hoarded an eye-watering billion pounds’ worth of extra food over coronavirus fears, but now they are serving up an unprecedented banquet for rats, mice and ants.
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Many people have stocked up on huge amounts of food because of coronavirus fears – but the extra food could attract pests Credit: AFP or licensors
“People have got lots of rice and pasta and they’re putting it in places where they wouldn’t have stored food before – the under stairs cupboards, loft spaces, places like that, says Peter Higgs, who runs
PGH Pest Control .
“Because they’ve got so much of it, vermin are going to get in – and a lot of the time people won’t notice.
“We often find that they get into cereal packets and people don’t even know.
“As they run over it and poop in it, it sinks to the bottom, so you don’t always know you’ve got a rat problem or a mouse problem until it’s too late.”
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