Winter Pest Facts

Now that winter is here, the temperature outside is dropping and pest are looking for ways to enter homes and business to stay out of the cold. Common pests that people will see in the winter are:

  • Cockroaches
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Spiders
  • crickets
  • Squirrels
  • Raccoons
  • Opossums

House Mice and rats will aggressively try to enter homes now that temperatures are dropping. Mice can enter through small cracks and openings around homes, garages and business. Rats can enter the same way but will dig burrows around structures. Mice and rats usually do not occupy the same place because rats are known to kill mice. Both are excellent climbers, so its not uncommon for them to climb masonry buildings and enter through attic vents, windows, or some other breach of the buildings exterior.

 

Crickets can also enter through small cracks and openings around homes and business as well. Crickets search for warmth and moisture most noticeably during late fall and early winter. They are mostly found in basements and/or boiler rooms because these are perfect areas for them to hide and breed.