We are in the season where all the mice and rats are moving indoors. Scavenging in the summer is over for rodents, with the cold and freezing temperatures they’re forced indoors. They need a place warm enough to take shelter in and that’s where your home comes into the picture. Rodents are active through all seasons, but they are especially active within homes and structures in the winter. There is more traffic in the attic and walls due to lower temperatures outdoors. Being able to fit into anything the size of a dime is helpful and essential to their survival.
We often receive misdiagnosed calls from our clients in regards to Mice issues. Clients are certain a raccoon is in their attic when it’s actually mice scratching the ceiling. It’s helpful to know the noises that you hear so that you have an idea of what is making noises in the walls and the ceiling. You may hear mice during the day scratching away at specific areas of the house but probably more often at night when it’s quiet.
Our client’s often mention noises heard and movement within the walls and ceiling in either their basement or bedrooms. Learn how you can tell the difference or talk to an expert on the phone.