When summer ends and the temperatures start to go down during the fall months, animals start to prepare for winter.
One of their favorite ways to get ready for winter is to find a nice warm and dry place to stay for those cold months.
Your home is the perfect place for a winter vacation!
Fall is the most likely time of year where you may end up with an animal trying to take up residence in your attic or home.
What animals enter your home in the fall?
The rodent trio of mice, squirrels, and rats account for the majority of animal invaders to the home during fall and winter. They can all be problems at any time of year but they are especially prone to enter the home in the fall.
Mice and rats look for warm places to feed and breed when cold weather hits. Squirrels and raccoons do not breed in the fall but they sure do love a warm spot for an extended rest. Neither squirrels or raccoons hibernate but they are much less active. Bats may enter your attic in winter and hibernate until early spring.
Related: Raccoon Behavior FAQ
How do animals enter the home?
Inspect the exterior of your home using this Guide to Common Animal Entry Points
You should inspect the exterior of your home every year to make sure there are no openings for them to enter. The harsh summer rain, humidity, and heat can create just the tiny opening they need to get inside.
The harsh summer rain, humidity, and heat can create just the tiny opening they need to get inside.
Related: How Do Animals Get Into Your Home?
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