New Hampshire Winters Increase Mice Infestations

Mice infestations in the winter are common

Winter is in full effect and as the temperatures drop, reports of mice infestations typically rise. The cold weather causes mice and rats to seek warmth and shelter indoors until it gets warmer. New Hampshire offers large areas of forests and fields for rodents to reside in. However, mice will seek shelter in your home or office to get out of the cold, inclement weather or to escape a predator. Rodents of all types can squeeze through incredibly small openings relative to their body size and will often find a way to sneak into residential and commercial properties to find a home.

Rodents can be difficult to keep out of structures. Probably the most common wintertime pest, mice and rats need a minuscule opening to find their way into your home. For instance, mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a dime and rats can fit through holes the size of a quarter. Just as with bats and birds, it is important to prevent these pests from coming into your property by blocking off potential points of entry. If they have already managed to find their way inside, then your best bet is contacting an exterminator near you to get rid of your mice infestation.

Mice infestations can spread disease and cause damage

Rodents in your home or place of business can do more harm than you realize. Mice infestations in your home can spread diseases to your house pets and ruin your insulation. And in your place of business, you can be legally liable – at a high cost – for damaged stock, contaminated foods, health code violations, or other consequences.

Rodents can damage the metal or plastic pipes, wooden beams and joists, and, sometimes, soft concrete. They’re also able to easily chew through the plastic coatings on electrical wiring, which could lead to short circuits or even house fires. And on top of all that, rodents are prolific breeders, which means that if you’re not actively taking steps to control a mice infestation, your rodent problem could be growing exponentially by the week.

How to get rid of a mice infestation

It’s pretty hard to describe how shocked people feel when they see rats or mice on their property. Rats and mice are filthy, destructive, and can carry disease. They bite, they destroy crops, and they wreak havoc on your property. When they show up in your property, it’s hard to stay calm. Fortunately, 603 Pest Control can help you get rid of rodents for good with our professional extermination services and prevention methods.