It’s winter, so that means pests will hibernate and leave us alone… right? Unfortunately, no. While during winter months you may notice less rodent and insect activity, that doesn’t necessarily mean that pests go away during the winter. Some pests enter hibernation mode, and other pests, like mice and squirrels, can stay active all winter long. Additionally, pests in hibernation mode, a low-energy state, are still able to become active when a food and heat source is provided. If hibernation is a pest’s thing, they will be on the hunt for a stable and warm place to do so… like your house. Don’t let your home be the vacation spot for winter pests this season.
The Real Danger of Rodents In Your Home
Rodents Spread Disease
Mice and squirrels inside your home can be extremely dangerous. First, diseases are directly transmitted by rodents and their droppings. Additionally, danger is amplified when fleas and other insects bite a disease-ridden rodent. For example, fleas can bite an infected plague-carrying rodent, and the fleas now have the ability to transmit the disease to humans and other animals. Even after the rodent dies, these disease infected fleas continue to carry and spread diseases.
Rodents Cause Fires
Rats, squirrels, and mice can cause serious damage to your home’s structure, insulation, and electrical wiring by chewing. This is extremely dangerous because exposed wire causes fires. So, why do rodents chew wires? Rodents teeth are continuously growing, which forces them to gnaw on basically anything and everything. When rodents enter into your home through crawl spaces, attics, and basements, they chew on what’s in sight, which will be your home’s insulation, structure, and wiring. After rodents chew wires, there is nothing left but hot, exposed metal. A fire can easily start with exposed, hot metal. The exposed wire can start a fire by simply resting on a piece of wood, or by becoming in contact with debris.
Winter pest control is extremely crucial. Follow our expert winter pest control tips to avoid winter rodent danger in your home.
*Keep in mind, that during winter months, mice, squirrels, and other pests only need a tiny opening to make your attic, garage, or crawl space their home.
Winter Pest Control Tips: 5 Easy Ways To Prevent Dangerous Winter Pests From Entering Your Home
- Store food in an air-tight container.
- Seal ALL cracks, holes, and gaps with silicone caulk or polyurethane, especially in the areas where pipes meet your home.
- Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
- Store firewood 20 feet or more away from your home.
- Always keep attics, basements, and crawl spaces well-ventilated and dry.
During winter months, winter pests are still active. And if they can find a tiny opening, rodents will go in your attic, basement, chimney, or other places. Pests aren’t just a nuisance; they present serious danger. Wildlife pest control is extremely important, as rodents can cause fires and directly spread diseases. Preventative pest control for wildlife is also very important. Preventative wildlife control removes any dormant eggs or nests, so the wildlife problem in your home is alleviated completely.
Any Pest Inc. Rodent Prevention Services
Don’t let the winter rodents come knocking! If you suspect a winter rodent infestation or notice a rodent problem, contact your local pest control team at Any Pest today. The pest control experts at Any Pest tackle your business’s or home’s wildlife problem and accomplish successful and humane wildlife removal. Our loyal team is comprised of pest control experts that are fully licensed & permitted in live trapping of wildlife, humane animal removal, and wildlife relocation. Any Pest safely and humanely removes wildlife so the wild stays in the wilderness. Animals included in Any Pest’s wildlife removal are bats, beavers, birds, foxes, moles, opossums, raccoons, rats, rodents, snakes, squirrels, and voles.