As temperatures drop with the coming of winter, we’re all looking for ways to get warm and stay warm. We turn to things like our heating systems, fuzzy socks, and chunky blankets to keep us cozy throughout the season, but not everything in the animal kingdom has this luxury.
Animals have to find other ways to stay warm. This is why bears hibernate, to keep themselves toasty warm and avoid having to scavenge for scarce food; other animals migrate and move toward warmer locations, but what do small animals like rodents do in the middle of winter? Well, they find warmer places to live in, including your home.
The most common types of animals you’ll find scurrying on your roof or through your attic include rats, mice, raccoons, squirrels, bats, and birds. What are all of these animals in search of? A warmer place to spend their winter. Your insulated attic space makes the perfect nesting place for them and their families in the middle of winter.
Another reason you might find animals running through your home is that they’re on the hunt for water. While you might not store packs of bottled water in your attic, a leaking pipe or condensation from an air conditioning unit might be attracting these animals to your home.
Animals are sneaky and resourceful, and most of them can squirm their way into the tiniest of spaces, but it’s important to keep them out of your home no matter how cute they may seem. Over time, they’ll eat through your insulation, drywall, and any electrical cables you have lying around, which could lead to an electrical fire.
If you suspect you have unwanted guests at home, call a pest control company to remove the animals, and then call us and we will find their holes and patch them up for good. Contact us today at (281) 853-8634 or visit our website for more information.