“Pest numbers have reached a record high” – we read this in the news all the time, but is it actually so? A few months back, the Daily Mail posted an article about Britain’s capitals of vermin naming Birmingham to be rat kingdom and our very own borough of Southwark to be worst for pretty much everything else (mice, roaches and bed bugs).
We felt bad for Southwark getting all the glory, so we created a map of all the London Boroughs and their dreadful little ‘citizens’. This new addition to our website is based on all the data from our clients over the years.
So, what information can you get from our pest infestation map of London?
If you take a look at the map, you’ll see that each borough is a different shade of red. The darker the shade, the bigger the number and level of infestations.
The map is interactive, which means that you should go ahead and play with it a bit!
How does the map work in your advantage?
If you find yourself in a borough with a higher percentage of bed bug infestations, for example, you can be more cautious and take prevention methods sooner.
Why do some boroughs get more pests than others?
It depends a lot on the infrastructure of the towns, the size of the population, how crowded or green the borough happens to be, etc. In fact, the diversity of the London Boroughs is quite an interesting topic to get into, for anyone who’s interested. Here’s a fantastic official interactive map of the London boroughs’ profiles, which can give you more information than you can probably even handle. It’s got everything from housing, demographics, employment to education & economy and even political transparency!
Not only do we love supplying Londoners with a valuable pest control service, but we like to keep you informed, intrigued and active in the community.
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