Rats and mice can be seen running around outdoors when it’s warm out, but where do you think they go when the weather turns cold? These pests look for warm, dry places to stay in order to get through winter. Since this could mean your home, be prepared to have Brielle pest control professionals brought in if needed.
Surviving the Cold
Rodents need to find warm places to live in as temperatures drop. While some make nests in sheltered outdoor areas, others prefer heading indoors for even more warmth and safety. Rats and mice often seek shelter in garages, basements, attics, walls and other areas of residential buildings. Being inside homes keeps them warm and also provides them with easy access to food and water.
Keep Rodents at Bay in Winter
You can lower your risk of having rats and mice end up seeking shelter in your home this winter. Make sure that you’re not leaving food around that could attract them. Store food securely, and get rid of crumbs on the floor, countertops and other areas. You should also check for openings they can get through, such as cracks, and close these areas up with caulk.
If rats or mice find their way into your home this winter, our Brielle pest control services can help. Contact Allison Pest Control to learn more about our rodent control services for NJ homeowners.