Bugs and mice preparing for the cold

After widespread cold and frost this morning, we are beginning to see fewer bugs


AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Well might not be the answer you want to hear but they are heading for shelter, which could be your house.

Temperatures dropped into the 30s Tuesday morning, the first big chill western Massachusetts felt in a couple months. Temperatures this cold will not kill off the bugs.

The bugs are slowing down, preparing for winter. The begin to bring food in through windows, door frames, and roofs. You can seal off any openings they might use to get in.

Not only are bugs a problem, so are mice.

22News talked to Kieth Lacross, Braman Termite & Pest Solution in Agawam, who told 22News, “Unfortunately with mice once they get inside they find enough to thrive indoors, they don’t seem to be a winter pest anymore but this time of the year you have a lot more activity migrating towards homes.”

Don’t place a mouse trap out in the middle of the floor. Put the food in first, and then set the trap. Types of bate you can use is bacon, peanut butter, or even cotton balls that mice use for nesting.

If you see mouse droppings, most likely they are already in your house. Any broken windows or holes in the walls should be sealed.

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