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Nocturnal Pests That Are Out At Night

Are you hearing strange noises at night or waking up to find a mess in your kitchen? You may be dealing with nocturnal pests. These types of pests come out at night and cause enormous amounts of damage. They also spread diseases, and, because they are so unhygienic, they should be removed immediately.

What you should know about nocturnal pests

Nocturnal pests include almost all pests, even those needing London pest control. The fact is, that the vast majority of pests prefer to come out at night. They do this because it helps them avoid humans and other predators. Another reason why pests are nocturnal, is simply because they survive better at night. For example, during the day their senses are often overwhelmed.

clock showing night time

Most pests have far better vision at night. Some pests also hear better because it is quieter. Remember, most pests live in dark underground places, and their senses have adapted for this. Another reason why they come out at night is because the night time is cooler. Pests do not enjoy direct sunlight or the heat of the day.

The night time is also far more convenient for pests. Most people are sleeping and this allows pests to move around and feed without being disturbed. They have the entire night to scavenge through your rubbish or feed from the leftovers in your kitchen.

The types of nocturnal pests to be aware of

The main ones that bother London locals are foxes, cockroaches, rats and mice. These pests come out at night and can wreak havoc without your knowing it. They crawl and scurry over everything, leaving behind an invisible trail of filth and contamination.

nocturnal pests like mice

This includes any food that you leave out or have not stored away well. It can also include your clothes, or things you put in your mouth like cutlery. These pests also use the night time to damage your home and build their nests. When you’re sleeping they have free reign to pull your home apart.

When pests are out at night they also defecate and urinate all over the place. This is why you often wake up to find mouse pellets in your kitchen. The funny thing about rodent urine is that it often dries and becomes invisible. This means you could be sitting in mouse urine and be completely unaware of it. There may be urine all over your countertops, or even the plates you eat from. This is why it’s vitally important to get rid of nocturnal pests as soon as you can. Call Diamond today if you see signs of these pests in yoir environment.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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