December 1st means winter has now officially started and with it the likely probability that colder weather is just round the corner. Rats and mice will also realize this and will be looking to move into warm and cozy homes for the winter.
Rats and mice are very opportunist pests and will often find ways into your property if they can. Mice only need a hole or gap as big as a biro pen or your little finger to pass through. Therefore inspect high risk areas of your property and block off any possible holes with either sealant or wire wool. Rats obviously need larger holes to pass through, but very often surprise people with the small size of hole they can pass through.
Inspect outside sheds to ensure rats are not gaining access, check the perimeter walls of your property to make sure there are no gaps or holes leading into cavity walls. PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE, don’t have any unwanted Christmas guests.