When vegetation becomes more scarce as cold weather sets in, pesky creatures like rats and mice are on the hunt for new shelter and food sources. The winter is prime time for rodents to invade homes inhabiting attics, garages, basements, and wall cavities in order to survive winter.
Mice can get in through any sized crack or hole and they can live on insects. Consequently, they can survive in wall cavities for a long time. In fact, they can draw out the humidity they need from the food they consume or the condensation on pipes. When treating a home for mice infestation, it is important to understand that mice are territorial and their territory size needs to be considered when setting bait. Otherwise, treatment will fail. The territory size counts in regards to the quantity of food available. It is highly advisable to seek the help of pest experts to properly ensure the treatment is effective.
Meanwhile, rats only sneak into homes and buildings for shelter. Then, they explore outside to look for food. But they will take advantage of any food that is accessible to them. What makes rat infestation harder to eliminate over mice is the fact that they are more cautious and suspicious of any new object placed in their turf.
To successfully exterminate rats and mice, hire a pest control services provider for the job. They have the right experience and skills for trapping and controlling rodent pests. Contact EHS Pest for safe rodent control and removal.