With unseasonably cool temperatures, we are all running to the nearest cozy fire, and that includes our rodent brethren. Be sure to read on for more information on what rodents are up to this season and some awesome tips from Ace Walco Pest Control about keeping your home safe from rodents this winter.
As the weather begins to turn from fall to winter, rodents and pests of all kinds are beginning to think about their winter homes. Mice, rats and other rodents do not hibernate through the winter months, so they must seek shelter in a warm place. Often homes can provide such an opportunity. Basements, attics, walls and porches are all common areas where rodents gain access and set up shop. Don’t let the mice make a stand in your house this winter. Take action with the tips below and keep your home rodent-free this coming season.
Rodents are mostly nocturnal and very skittish creatures, so if you see one there is a chance there are more! Mice have an uncommonly effective reproductive rate, popping out 6-10 little ones every three weeks so spotting one likely means there are more back home in the nest. If you hear gnawing sounds or see small brown pellets of feces around, call Ace Walco right away. We will send a professional inspector to assess the problem and talk about a solution with you. Remember: rodents transmit over 200 different pathogens to humans so they are not great roommates. Learn more about mice and rats here.