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Pests to watch out for during winter – Rats and Mice

Because rats and mice are warm blooded animals, they will be looking for shelter in Sunshine Coast homes over the colder winter months. Rodents will nest in voids, shed and cabinets, foraging for food in your home. This introduces the risk of damage to electrical wirings, food contamination and infection from bites and scratches. Mice reproduce very quickly, so the one-off mouse can very quickly become a much larger problem.

With the already ongoing mouse plague across QLD and NSW as a result of the mild and moist summer this year creating perfect breeding conditions for rodents, it is extra important to ensure your home is protected against rodents.

K.C.S’s Tips for preventing rodent infestations during winter:

  • Mice can fit through very small openings. Seal cracks and holes on the exterior of your home using caulk or steel wool.

  • Move piles of wood and timber away from your home, these also provide good places for mice to seek shelter in.

  • Store food in sealed containers and clean up left over pet food.

  • Keep floor areas, and secluded corners clear, ensure storage boxes are kept off the floor; mice like to hide in clutter.

  • It is especially important to regularly inspect your sunshine coast home during winter for signs of mice and rats, such as droppings, gnaw marks and damaged food.

Here at K.C.S, we know what it takes to protect your home against pests such as rats and mice. With dedicated client service for our commercial and residential pest control customers, we know the best way to approach the pest problem. K.C.S are the experts in Nambour to keep the pests away from your home. Call us on 0498 493 529 or email to find out how we can ensure your Sunshine Coast home is protected against mice and rats this winter.



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