Rodents find warmth and shelter however they can in the winter months. Often this means creeping inside well-insulated homes for the cold season. Although many pests go dormant for the winter, proper pest control measures protect homes from exposure to rodents. Keep in mind, the key to winter pest control is prevention.
Mice and other Rodents are not capable of going dormant for the winter. Most seek a warmer shelter.
Suggestions On keep Rodents from Moving In:
- To prevent squirrels, rodents and other animals from roosting in the eaves or attic, repair and patch any holes or other damage.
- Clean out gutters and overhangs, where rodents can also build their nests.
- Store yard waste like leaves and moss away from the house prior to disposal. These materials are popular nesting materials.
- Keep birdseed in a sealed metal container. Mice can gnaw through plastic and eat seeds.
- Common entry points are around pipes, where small cracks are frequently just large enough for a mouse to squeeze through. Block holes with steel wool.
A certified animal control professional would be more than happy to inspect and assess your home, business or other property, if you have noticed signs of a mouse infestation. They will also do their best to locate the source of the infestation and eliminate it.