Winter Rodent Alert: Heat-Seeking Mice Are Looking For Shelter

Well, it’s that time of year again! The winter weather has officially arrived in the St. Louis area and that usually means two things: Blues hockey and mice. Unlike Blues hockey, an infestation of mice is nothing to cheer about. In the winter, these sneaky four-legged rodents gravitate toward openings that produce heat and usually set-up their nests in proximity to water heaters, refrigerators, and ovens. To prevent these rodents from reaching heated areas, it’s important that you conduct a thorough home inspection and identify potential entry points. Here are a few common entry points:

Small holes in exterior walls Mice can get into your home through a hole the size of a quarter, so make sure all visible holes are patched and sealed.

Open garage doors If you leave the garage door open for more than a few minutes, it’s an open invitation for mice and other rodents to invade your home. When you pull in (or out) of your garage, be sure to shut the door immediately.

Loose or poorly sealed windows

Be sure to check all windows throughout your home – especially windows that are in the basement. If they are slightly cracked or seeping air, this may be an entry point for insects and rodents.

Inspecting your home for defects and entry points is a great way to prevent an insect or rodent infestation. However, to ensure that your home is secure, it’s best to hire a certified pest control applicator to conduct a thorough home inspection. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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