Mice Do Not HibernateDuring the cold winter months, many animals go into hibernation until warmer weather arrives. However, mice remain active all winter long and build nests, forage for and collect food and raise their families in your attic, crawl space or in the walls. They might even destroy your home's insulation to make comfy nests. When spring arrives, mice that have already made themselves comfortable inside your home are unlikely to leave, especially if they feel safe.
Mice Stay Near Available ResourcesMice are intelligent rodents and have amazing recall when it comes to finding food, water and a warm place to bed down. If your home offers all of these, then mice are not likely to leave, even when spring arrives. They will forage almost anywhere and collect food inside, including:
- Pet kibble
- Pantry items
- Leftovers on countertops and tables