Categories: Mice Removal

Mice Behavior During the Winter Months

It’s wintertime in Chicagoland which means most of us try to spend as much time cozied up indoors as possible. The next few months of frigid temperatures, ice, and snowy conditions are perfect for entering hibernation mode. However, we aren’t the only ones who are seeking warm and comfortable places to keep warm this time of year.

Mice and other rodents are also seeking refuge from the winter weather. Unfortunately, some can find their way into your garage, home, or property. If you don’t want to share your house with unwanted rodent guests this time of year, it is wise to learn more about mouse behaviors so that you can know what to look for.

They Are Still On the Move

Mice do not hibernate, though they definitely prefer to find a warm place to spend most of their time during the winter. Since they are awake during the winter months, they are still active and looking for food and shelter. 

Since it is difficult to find food during the winter months, mice are forced to get out and about more often. This means you will hear more scratching and scurrying as the mice in your home move from one place to another. If you are hearing sounds of mouse activity this season, call the experienced team at Mice Mob Exterminators so that we can take care of the issue for you.

They Are Hungry

Food is scarce in the wintertime, which means mice need to look elsewhere to fill their bellies. This means they are more likely to venture into your pantry or into your pet food that you keep in the garage. If you notice any chewing or scratching marks on boxes in your pantry, or if you see mouse droppings on your counters or in your garage, it’s time to call in the experts at Mice Mob Exterminators.

They Are Sneaky

Mice want a warm place to return to after their time out in the cold weather, and they prefer to set up their nest in a warm place near a food source and far away from human activity. The corners of your garage or attic are ideal places, as are spots between your walls. Chances are you are not checking your property as thoroughly as you do in the warmer months, so mice can go unnoticed for the entire winter season if you are not vigilant for other signs.

If you are concerned about the mice in your home (and you should be!), don’t try to solve the issue on your own. Instead, work with our team to develop a plan to take care of the problem and to prevent it in the future. 

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