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Creatures That Homeowners Should be on the Lookout for in the Winter

The cold winter weather brings cozy nights by the fire, holiday traditions, and many other happy things, but it also brings some unwanted guests inside of your home. As the temperature drops outside, animals start looking for somewhere warm and cozy to live until spring returns. Unfortunately for you, your home makes the perfect spot! Knowing what to be on the lookout for in the winter makes it easier to notice the signs early and get these creatures out of your home ASAP. Below are some of the most common creatures that homeowners find, and what to do if you find them.


Rats, mice, and squirrels are all small enough that they’re very easy to miss. They’re quiet and generally avoid people, but they can do some serious damage to your home. Rodents can get into your walls and chew through wiring, leading to expensive electrical issues. They can also create nests that pose a fire hazard and leave some unpleasant droppings around the home. Rodents typically enter the home near the attic, so that’s the best place to look for signs of them.


Snakes aren’t able to regulate their own body temperature which means they can’t survive without some warmth in the winter. Snakes are most commonly found in basements because they typically enter through weak spots and cracks in your foundation. Snakes don’t enter the walls and chew wires the same way that rodents do, but it’s still important to get them out of your home quickly.


Bats gravitate towards attics and much like rodents, they can leave behind some very unpleasant droppings and cause annoyance as they make their way into your walls and ceiling. If you find bats after they’ve been living in your home for some time, you’ll likely find a large number of them at once.

Contact Creature Catchers for Animal Removal

Getting rid of pests in your home is no small task. First, you have to find the pest. Then, you have to find where the pest entered your home and repair the area so more pests can’t enter. You also have to safely and humanely catch and dispose of the animal without getting bit or scratched. For someone without professional tools or training, that’s nearly impossible!

Instead of taking the risk yourself, contact Creature Catchers for professional animal removal services and pest control in Holbrook, the Boston area, and beyond. We have experience dealing with a variety of pests and knows how to safely and humanely get them out of your home, while repairing the damages they’ve caused. Fill out an online form or give us a call at 781-885-7635 to schedule a service!

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