Mice are critters that people have many mixed opinions about. While some people find them cute and adorable, others find them terrifying and gross. The truth about them is a bit more complicated. While some mice can be good to keep as pets, feral mice that get into homes can be very dangerous and invasive.
Unfortunately, mice don’t just come around houses in the summer either. They can also invade houses and buildings throughout the wintertime. But why do mice invade your home during the winter, and what can you do about it?
Get answers to these questions in this guide from Nature’s Balance Pest Control.
What Attracts Mice to Your Home In Winter?
The reasons why mice get inside homes in the winter are relatively straightforward. Just like almost all living creatures, mice need shelter, food, and water. While they will invade and live inside homes year-round, they may make an extra push inside when the temperatures cool down.
Your house provides them a perfect place to live with warmth, places to hide, and food crumbs to eat. So even if you have a clean home, mice will still go inside looking for a more comfortable place to live in the winter.
Preventing Mice in the Winter
Luckily, there are some things you can do to keep mice from getting inside this winter. Most of these tips can also apply throughout the year, but as the cold approaches, take extra care to take the following rodent prevention steps:
- Prepare for cold weather to keep mice out: Many of the winterizing steps you take to protect your home can also keep mice out. Make sure to update weather stripping and door sweeps.
- Rodent-proof exteriors: You’ll also want to focus on keeping rodents out by looking closely at your home’s exterior. Make sure that you seal up entry points around pipes and vents. You can use wire mesh and steel wool.
- Remove food sources: Mice will eat many things, but you can take away their food sources by cleaning up crumbs often. You should also get lids for trash cans.
With these tips, you can help deter mice. But, if you already have an infestation, professional services are your best bet.
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Have you seen mice or any other rodents around your home or yard? While they may be small creatures, they can create huge problems, as they can spread disease and destroy your property.
The best and safest way to remove rodents is to get help from pest control professionals. Our trained technicians use environmentally friendly methods to remove pests while keeping you, your family, and your pets safe. Contact us today to request an appointment.