Works are set to commence on November 28th to cut back on a large area of overgrowth in Ffordd yr Eglwys, North Cornelly.

The aim of the work is to help us manage the rodent population by removing potential nesting spots. 

The programme will take between two and three weeks to complete. 

Residents are warned that they may see an increase in rodent activity during or immediately after the overgrowth has been removed as rodents are forced to disperse. 

However, in the long term, this work will reduce the number of rodents in the area, so long as residents continue to follow pest prevention measures. 

A baiting programme will be put in place by a pest control company for a period of time before, during and after the cutback to support further management of the rodent population.

What can I do to help prevent rodents in my home?

Cut off food and water sources

Store food in sealed containers to prevent rodents from accessing it and to minimise any smells that may attract them. Pet food should be boxed and put away, not on the floor or open in the kitchen.

Ensure that any outdoor bins have secure lids. Compost bins should be fastened tightly. Dripping taps, paddling pools, and even ponds, can all attract rodents to your garden.

Food waste should be put in the brown recycling bin. Do not put food waste in refuse bags.

Nappies should not be placed in the general waste. A separate collection service is available for nappies and absorbent products.

Rinse cans and plastic items free of food before putting them into your recycling bags. Replacement or additional recycling containers can be ordered from the Council by visiting or by emailing

Avoid feeding any animals outdoors such as birds, stray cats, or squirrels.

Ensure any animal droppings from domestic pets are cleared as these can all act as food sources for rats. If you are feeding birds, use a purpose-made feeder, don’t scatter food on the ground.

Remove access

Seal any holes larger than a quarter of an inch, which is the width of a biro pen. Rodents can quickly chew through all sorts of materials to create larger openings. If you are concerned about any external holes or damaged drains in your home please call us to book a repair.

Remove shelter and cover

Where possible, objects should be moved away from the walls so that you can easily check behind them.

Regularly clean under stoves, fridges, cupboards as well as any other hard-to-reach areas.

Ensure there is no overgrown grass or plants, rubbish, or a build-up of old materials and rubble in your garden.

What should you do if you see a rodent in your home?

Call Bridgend Council on 01656 643643.

Conditions to meet before Aderyn will visit:

  • You must have seen a rat within the last 24 hours inside your home (mice are not deemed as an emergency).
  • Must be within the living space: only rooms within your home such as kitchen, bathroom, living room or bedroom. Attic, cavity wall and garages are not deemed as living space.

Don’t use your own bait or traps.

As per the label on rat poison, it is the responsibility of the person who placed the bait to check it and collect any carcusses. Aderyn will not attend to check your own bait or pick up carcasses from your own rat poison.