With winter well underway, you may find your home invaded by pests. The cold weather sends most pests into their own hibernation, but some pests find their way into your home to hibernate for the winter. There are common pests that invade the home during the winter months that you should be on the lookout for: mice, rats, cockroaches, and spiders.

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Mice and Rats

Although they are bigger than the other common pests that invade your home during the winter months, mice and rats are extremely adept at finding ways into your home. They can crawl through the smallest crack or hole in your floor, attic, or basement. Many times, they find their way inside by getting into storage boxes you then bring inside your home. Even if only one mouse or rat enters your home, that can easily turn into several since they reproduce so quickly. If you find even the slightest of signs that mice or rats have entered your home, you should call an exterminator right away.


Cockroaches are probably the most repulsive pest and the last one you ever want invading your home. They are the most common pest to invade your home during the winter months. Your home provides everything cockroaches need for the winter: shelter, warmth, food, and water. The most common places to find these pests is in your bathroom, kitchen, or anywhere that has moisture. Like with mice and rats, at the first sign of a cockroach invasion, you should call an exterminator. The longer you wait, the bigger the invasion will get and the harder it will be to remove them.


Spiders don’t like to make themselves known, but they will enter your home if they find other insects inside to eat or are brought inside inadvertently like maybe on a piece of firewood. Most spiders will keep away from you and your family, but it is still a good idea to call an exterminator to come look for them if you see any signs of webbing. Some spiders that enter your home may be poisonous so it’s better to take precautions by hiring an exterminator than letting it go and hoping you don’t get a bite.

Any of these pests can make it into your home this winter, but with Maine Bed Bugs and Pest Control, you can be pest-free in no time. Give us a call today at (207) 650-8654 to rid your home of unwanted, pesky invaders.