If you hate bugs then the last thing you want is to return from holiday and find them having a party in your place. Here’s a few, mostly obvious, things to do before you leave:

  • Clean – especially kitchen worktops.
  • Throw away any open containers of food.
  • Empty the fridge of perishable items.
  • Empty and clean the wastebins, especially the kitchen.
  • Pour bleach down the plugholes and put the plugs in.
  • Bleach the toilet(s).
  • Close the windows and, if you have them, air vents.
  • Finally, if you live in England where milk is still delivered, cancel the milk delivery!