Mice in the WinterWhile most calls to animal control companies come during the spring when most species are looking for a safe place to mate and nest, mice are the biggest issue during winter. They are constantly in search of a place to hide from the cold and predators. In that search, they will likely find your home or garage. They look for unprotected spaces, crevices and cracks or materials that they can easily chew through. What will attract them to your home is:
- Any kind of seeds - bird seeds, garden seeds, and any other kind of seeds that you might have in your garage are an invitation for mice to get into your property and nest there.
- Garbage - If you don’t keep your garbage properly sealed in your garage, the mice will see this as another invitation to live in your garage or your home. They love these types of places and this will keep them fed during winter.
- Pet food - Improperly sealed pet food releases a specific smell which attracts the mice to your property.