When it’s cold outside, like it is today, rodents will be looking for opportunities to get into buildings for food and warmth. Did you know that Rats can get into any building through an opening as small as a quarter, and mice only need a hole the size of a dime? Keep these coins in mind as you think about whether these pests could be putting your home or office at risk. Once inside, rodents will immediately start looking for something to eat and a place to nest nearby their food. Since they prefer areas that are dark and out of the way, cabinets, closets and storage areas are ‘hot spots’: They can have close access to food and not be bothered by us humans. Often times, months can go by before anyone even notices signs of them, such as droppings and gnaw marks!
Be sure there are no openings in your home or office that are bigger than a dime, if you want to have peace of mind from mice this winter. If there are, try to seal them up as soon as possible, so you have a rodent-proof home!