Categories: Mice Infestation

Winter Is Coming. And So Are the Mice

Every year people all across the country deal with pest control issues. This is especially true in areas that get colder than others. It is also more true among mice than most other pests as well. Bugs and other creepy crawlies still tend to make their way through the winter season outdoors. However, mice are known to find their way into cozier accommodations; namely your home.

Mice Behave Differently in the Winter

Survival instincts for most animals are very clear and focused. For mice, the springtime is when they look to reproduce and find a good food source and shelter (if they don’t have one from the winter). In the summer, they look to stay hydrated and avoid predators while the females raise their young. In the fall, the priorities become fattening up and finding shelter from the approaching cold. Since they don’t hibernate, winter is when they find a warm spot and settle in .

Survival Becomes Top Priority

Obviously, survival is always the top priority for any living creature. But this task becomes much more difficult in the winter when the weather is violent and cold. Because of this, mice will set aside all other activities if they still haven’t found shelter by late fall. Look for small openings on the outside of your home that look like chewing or clawing. Listen for faint scratching sounds at night. These are signs of an invasion.

Little Tips to Stay Ahead of Them

Of course, sealing up any gaps or openings outside your home would be a good start. In addition to that, make sure that you aren’t leaving any pet food out and that the garbage can lids are on properly. And finally, get regular pest control inspections performed on your home throughout the year.

If you think that your home may be a prime place for attracting mice this winter, give us a call here at Mice Mob Exterminators. We would be glad to come by and take a look around to see if you have any rodent invaders. If you already know the problem is serious, we can discuss more about your options from there.

 

 

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