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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Keeping vermin away from the household


    It is horrifying enough witnessing vermin caused accidents at work, but when rats and mice make their way into your home, it can cause illnesses and hygiene issues as well as distress for the occupant.

    Just as you would want to prevent a work-based accident, so you should also take precautions for keeping vermin away from your household.

    It is never too late to start making these amendments to your house to prevent further infestation or to minimise the effects of current vermin that have found their way into your home.

    Block entry and exit points

    Many mice and rats make their way in through cracks and holes in the walls. A mouse’s frame is tiny and can slip through the smallest of gaps. Block these with green kitchen pads and seal after 48 hours.

    Keep it clean

    Rats and mice are attracted to food waste. Keep your wheelie bins as far away from your home as possible, and keep your house as clean as possible. Clean up crumbs or any other food waste as soon as possible.

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    Try a natural remedy

    Mice and rats are known to dislike peppermint oil. Put it near to entry points, dab a little on some cotton wool and place in problem areas.

    Alternatively, many homeware shops and supermarkets now sell pesticides to help deter vermin from entering the home.

    Claiming for vermin-related illness or injury

    It may seem like a lost cause if your house becomes infested with rats or mice, but in some instances it may be that you are not to blame for the issue that has caused you illness or injury.

    Those who live in unkempt rented housing, council accommodation or near to takeaways or restaurants, may suffer the consequences of poor upkeep.

    In cases such as these, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm you have suffered.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in assisting victims of personal injury from accidents at work to accidents abroad. Our nationwide legal team works on a no-win no-fee* basis to ensure you get the compensation you deserve for the injustice you have been subjected to.

    Go online today and complete our 30-second test to determine if you are likely to be eligible to claim personal injury compensation. During your call back you will find yourself in expert hands, with no pressure to continue with your claim following your free initial consultation.

    Alternatively, call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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