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Nasty Problems Due to the Colder Weather

Insurance comparison site Confused.com has been warning its customers about a nasty problem they may have due to the colder weather. It isn't burst water pipes for a change...

...it's rats!

They have suggested that the rodents may start entering houses to escape the winter cold . They have suggested that home-owners block off any small holes in the walls and brickwork and keep external and garage doors closed as much as possible. Broken drain covers around the home can also pose a risk as rats could enter the house via the sewerage system. It might also be worth noting that rats can chew through cables leading to electrical issues and even a fire risk. For those with infestations, their insurance company may be able to help by paying for rat catchers and repairs.