During the winter season, while some pests go into hibernation, others enter homes to seek out warmth, food, and shelter. To help keep your home pest-free this winter, it is important to recognize common winter pests and implement the proper preventative measures. Keep reading to discover three common winter pests and the preventative measures you can take to keep them out of your home.
House mice are common pests in the United States. They typically nest in dark or secluded areas—like attics or basements. A house mouse infestation can cause serious property damage when their populations grow out of control.
House mice can damage drywall and electrical wiring, posing a fire hazard in your home. They also leave behind germs and parasites like salmonella or tapeworms that may cause illness.
Norway rats often make their homes in basements and other cluttered areas, chewing through plastic or lead pipes to get at food. These pests carry many diseases—including jaundice, cowpox virus and rat bite fever—that can be transmitted to humans.
Raccoons are common pests found in the woodlands throughout the United States. They can find their way into homes through attics or chimneys and become a health risk by spreading rabies among pets or other humans.
Every winter, house mice, rats, raccoons, squirrels and other pests invade homes seeking shelter from the cold weather. They may stay in your home longer if they have protective shelter and abundant food sources.
At Critter Guard, our Pole Guard and Line Guard products are designed to prevent mice, raccoons, rats, and other pests from accessing and damaging your home. To take the most effective preventative measures against rodents, contact us today to learn more about our pest control products.