Those pesky vermins that infest houses and business premises are more prevalent in Meath than in most other counties a new survey has revealed.

the Royal county has ranked as the 4th highest county when it comes to call-outs for pest control.

Figures released by Rentokil show only Dublin, Cork and Kildare have recorded more call-outs to deal with infestations of pests.

Co. Louth has ranked in 12th place.

It comes as the company warns businesses that they may face an infestation of pests and rodents when reopening from lockdown.