Ever wonder where the small furry things go in the winter to stay warm? Squirrels, chipmunks, rats, mice… they survive the winters somehow, right? They didn’t always have our homes to hide in when it got cold. So where do the rodents go instinctively when it gets cold outside?
Some mice and rats burrow underground like moles and rabbits when winter makes things uncomfortable for them. They make their nest in the burrows to stay warm. The deeper they burrow, the safer they are from the cold weather. If they are able to get enough materials, they may even build a warm enough nest above ground. If they find some bushes or a hollow in a tree to take cover in, they may not look for warmth and comfort inside your home.
Brown mice are known for their ability to climb, so they may make their home in a tree like squirrels do. As long as they are able to collect the outside materials they need for warmth and plenty of food, they will stay in their own homes all year long.
See also Winter Rodent Infestation
All of the above might be hard work, but a rodents initial instinct is to stay outside. If we make it easy for them to enter our homes and enjoy our warmth and food without as much effort, however, why wouldn’t they take advantage? There are many ways to keep rodents out of your home or remove them if they’re already there and we at Holistic Pest Solutions can help!
Here at Holistic Pest Solutions, we like to do our research before acting. If you suspect that you have rodent infestation in or near your home, Holistic Pest Solutions can provide you with a free assessment, suggestions, and treatment for long term control. Give us a call at 434 842 1700. Whether you’re in Charlottesville, Waynesboro, or close by to either; Holistic Pest Solutions has the perfect plan that is mindful of our clients AND our Earth.
For more tips on rodent control, see https://www.redfin.com/blog/winter-pest-control-expert-tips
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