Pests are getting ant-sy with the temperature and this time of year sees a rise in the number of them moving indoors.
Unwanted visitors are drawn to the warmth, shelter, and food.
Rats are the most common pest in the winter, but small rodents, mice, glis glis and squirrels may all get into your home if they get the chance.
Pests can cause rat-ical damage from gnawing, and can spread serious diseases.
If you have a rat problem contact a professional straight away.
To report a pest or for tips to prevent infestation call 01442 228000 or go to www.dacorum.gov.uk/pests