Snow Could Send Rodents Indoors

FAIRFAX, Va. (January 25, 2013) – Across the country, chilly temperatures have forced more than just people inside to snuggle by the fire. Rodents including mice, rats and squirrels are known to seek food, water and shelter in homes during the winter months. Unfortunately, more bad weather could be on the way, especially on the east coast where snow is expected to fall this weekend, and that means rodents will be swiftly searching for warmth indoors before the storm hits.

Rodents often find refuge by entering structures through small cracks and crevices. However, once inside these pests can cause serious property damage and spread diseases. As a result, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is encouraging homeowners to take proactive measures and remain vigilant of the signs of a rodent infestation like finding dropping around the home or hearing scurrying noises.

If a rodent infestation is suspected, it’s best to contact a licensed pest professional to effectively identify and treat the problem.