Temperatures in the NJ area can get bitterly cold during winter. Does this mean that you can expect fewer rats and mice around? Unfortunately, you might actually have a bigger chance of dealing with them and needing Monmouth County rodent control in winter.
Rodents and Cold Temperatures
Rats and mice aren’t built to handle severely cold or below freezing temperatures. To stay alive, they need to find a warmer place to go where they’ll be able to get food and water. While some rodents might stay in underground burrows for shelter, others invade houses and other buildings during the colder part of the year.
Your home can provide mice and rats with a dry and warm place to stay throughout winter. If they learn that you have food and water easily accessible for them, these pests might make themselves at home all year round.
What to Do About a Winter Rodent Problem
Mice and rats can be hard to get rid of on your own. Since these rodents can bite or scratch or spread germs around via their urine and feces, you should have pest control experts handle them. Dealing with a rodent problem right away is important, so you’ll have a lower risk of getting sick from their germs.
If you need Monmouth County rodent control for your home, please contact Allison Pest Control for additional information on our services.
Despite their small size, mice can be a huge problem for homeowners in NJ. Our NJ pest control company deals with many cases of mouse infestations. For one woman in Hackensack, a mouse became an ongoing problem that has ended up leading to a lawsuit.
A 58-year-old Hackensack woman filed a lawsuit after suffering trauma from a mouse attack at Home Depot. The woman, Annette Reaves, claimed that the mouse jumped on her and scratched and bit her. This incident has left her with lingering trauma, as well as permanent orthopedic and neurological injuries.
Reaves was making a delivery at a local Home Depot store that had an apparent rodent problem. According to the lawsuit, Home Depot should be held responsible for not doing something about the rodent problem on their property.
You shouldn’t have to deal with possible mice attacks when you take steps to keep your own home clean. Don’t leave food out that mice might go after, and get rid of piles of clutter that they can turn into nests or hiding spots. You should also seal up any areas that they can get into, such as gaps around windows or doors or cracks in your foundation. This will significantly lower your risk of mouse problems.
Don’t let mice give you nightmares. Contact Allison Pest Control, and our NJ pest control company will eliminate them from your property.