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Mice Removal in the Winter?

With a little help, mice can easily survive the cold winter months. They use a variety of materials to help them insulate their nests and keep warm enough to live through winter. If those nests are inside your walls, basement or attic, it can cause damage to your home, as mice can hide away in the most hard-to-reach places. That’s when you might need to consider professional mice removal services.

How Mice Store Food for Winter


Although most people think that winter is the busiest time of the year for pest control specialists, it’s actually spring. This is the time when most animals are looking for a secure place to have and raise their babies. But that doesn’t mean winter is quiet – there are definitely times when mice removal, for example, is necessary at a home during the coldest months of the year.

Mice tracks in the snow can be helpful in identifying their entry points into the home

Mice tracks in the snow can be helpful in identifying their entry points into the home

These rodents breed all year round and they are very active when the temperature starts dropping. They find it hard to get food during winter when trees are bare and snow covers the ground. That’s why they rush to gather enough food during fall that will last them throughout winter. This means a lot of trips back and forth between their home and the source of their food.

Unfortunately, this means more noise for people living with mice in their walls and attic. This gets even more annoying when mice run out of food and need to come into the house to steal some of yours. They will often raid various places with the hopes of finding food to add to their stockpile.

Some of the more common sources of food for mice in a home include:


Pet food. This is usually easily accessible and easy to transport.
Bird seed. They often raid backyard feeders and the area around it for seeds.
Nuts and seeds. They can often also collect this from your garden, such as maple trees.
Garbage. Organic waste should be properly disposed of, as it’s a source of food for mice.

Mice store bird seed they find during summer and fall to help them survive winter

Mice store bird seed they find during summer and fall to help them survive winter

Where Do Mice Live When It’s Winter Time?


Since mice do not hibernate, they will remain active during winter months. They will of course spend more time indoors, which is why they can be a nuisance to homeowners. Mice usually make their home as close as possible to their food sources and areas free from predators. The spaces behind your walls are ideal as they can store food and raise their young.

If you are looking for professional pest control. Contact Skedaddle. We specialize in very effective mice removal, and we can help you rid your home of rodents permanently by sealing off their entry points to the home.

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