As the weather gets colder the local rodent populations start to struggle more outside. Food becomes more scarce and rats start to seek warmer harbourage points.
Its essential at this time of year to make sure your house is proofed against any unwanted ingress. It can be as simple as walking round the outside of the house and making sure all small holes are filled.
Places to pay attention to are around pipes, where original mortar may have cracked and fallen away. Any loose pointing around bricks. Under door sills and window sills and around garage doors.
To prevent mice coming in is slightly more difficult as they as so small. It is still worth doing the same checks as for rats but also using a fine grade stainless steel mesh to cover over air vents in bricks. Mice can easily pass through these. If you can get a pen in to a hole a mouse can pass through it.
Make your house as safe as you can against rodents in Winter.
All the best,
Liverpool Pest Control