Rats and mice will be looking for possible warmth and shelter which your home can give them in cold months. You will surely want to keep these pests away from your home. They will damage your property and even spread diseases, so it is very important to stop them from getting into your home.
These pests are active all season, so even in the cold season expect that there will be more of them searching for a warm place to stay. To prevent that from happening, seal off any gaps or cracks that these pests can possibly use to get in.
Some areas where rodents can get through are plumbing gas, air conditioning, heating, electrical and communication lines. Make sure that there are no gaps open since it is easy for rats to squeeze through it. Even the smallest opening can be a way for these pesky creatures, so make sure to seal all possible entry points.
Rats and mice are very persistent creatures and they find a way into your home, they can cause damage to insulations, walls and floor joists. They can chew electrical cables that may lead to a house fire and rat droppings can cause diseases. Fleas may also be a concern as rats can be infested with fleas and transport them wherever they go. Flea control Willowbank may be necessary when you notice any sign of flea infestation.
How do you know if you have rat problems in your house? Though these pests are nocturnal you can determine if your home has already a rat problem. Rats and mice love to chew on any materials they find and you can tell their presence when you see their tracks or gnawing signs, rub marks, and droppings.
When you notice any sign of pest problem in your house, call your local pest control specialist to get rid of the threat of having them around.