Pests That Invade Homes In The Wintertime

There are some pests that hunker down and hibernate all winter long. Other pests choose to seek shelter in warmer environments, such as houses. Continue reading to find out which pests invade homes in the wintertime.


House mice prefer to live in places that are dark and uninhabited. That is why you may discover a mouse in an attic or a basement. Since mice can squeeze their tiny bodies through crevices the size of a dime, be sure to seal any gaps or holes on the exterior of your house with steel wool.


Like mice, Norway rats also enjoy the seclusion that basements offer. These rodents can chew through different types of materials, such as lead pipes and plastic, to get water. To keep Norway rats far away from your property, remember to get rid of any moisture that is lingering in your basement.


Last but certainly not least, raccoons relocate to houses to escape the frigid cold temperatures that winter is known for. Raccoons tend to enter houses through attics or chimneys during the winter. You can prevent raccoons from making your house their home by having a mesh cover or cap installed over your chimney.

If you discover mice, rats or raccoons in your home this season, do not fret! Just turn to the professionals here at Knockout Pest Control for assistance. We can knockout pests and keep them down for the count!

Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 to schedule an appointment with us.

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