Colder temperatures send wintry pests, such as rodents, spiders and cockroaches, searching for food, water and shelter inside our homes. Mice are a common winter nuisance and only need a space the size of a nickel to enter a home.
To keep these pests outside:
- Seal any cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including utility and pipe entrances.
- Put screens on vents and openings to chimneys.
- Replace loose mortar and weather-stripping around the basement foundation and windows, and at all entry doors.
- Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
from Old Republic Home Protection email