As the weather changes and winter finds its way toward us again, so soon, I thought it might be a good time to send out a reminder about some furry friends. Now is the time that field mice begin looking for a warmer place to settle down for the coming months. It happens quickly and without warning or notice most of the time. Kids rush out for school and leave the door slightly ajar. The rubber gasket at the bottom of the door has seen one too many openings. The doggy or kittly door does not quite close tightly.
Regardless of the event or issue, the warm moist air is to mice like a flickering motel vacancy sign on a dark highway is to a weary driver. They cease the opportunity and in a moment they have found their version of St. Anne's Spa. Home at last.
For the next few days they look for crumbs, scraps, and a water source which is never too far away. After that they find some place to hunker down during daylight hours so they can plan where to bunk for the foreseeable future. Most of the time we don't even notice that we have pest guests, but sometimes their running in the walls or gnawing on wood or wires can indicate that they are more active and more prevalent than we would prefer. Their unfortunate demise soon follows.
If you want to keep small furry fiends from taking up residency with you, check your doors today. Or buy a cat.