The Irish Mirror is stating that homeowners need to be careful this Christmas and ensure that rats, mice and cockroaches aren't unwanted visitors.
New data released by Rentokil shows that cockroach infestation alone has rose by 134% while there has also been a 20% increase in call outs for rats.
Area Technical Manager of Rentokil, Colm Moore said: “Cockroaches pose a clear risk to public health and we all have a responsibility to be vigilant to signs of an infestation.
“The common signs that can help you identify a possible cockroach infestation are, unusual smell, cockroach droppings, smear marks and shed skins.”
“Christmas is a time of warmth and abundance and this is true for both your family and pests.
“With cold weather and lots of leftover food, there are plenty of ways that pests can ruin Christmas for you and your loved ones.
“Ensure that leftover Christmas food is stored properly in the fridge, so you don’t attract rodents. Leaving leftover food out in the open is an invitation to hungry mice and rats.”
You can find more information on the Rentokil website.