How Animal Behaviors Change in the Fall

Fall is finally upon us here in Orlando! As temperatures begin to drop and Orlando Mousethe leaves begin to turn, we often reach for our sweaters and hot chocolate, but there’s another great thing about the fall – fewer nuisance animals to worry about. But which animals make changes? Why do they make these changes? Here are some of the ways in which fall affects the critters in our area.

Going Underground

Homeowners all over Orlando rejoice every fall at the idea of fewer critters to deal with. However, there’s a common misconception that insects and other invertebrates just die off when it gets cold; but that simply isn’t the case. Many insects go underground or under piles of leaves to escape the cold, but some will crawl out in the open – just more sluggishly than usual.

Deep Sleep

When you think of hibernation, you probably think about bears going to sleep for the winter. While it is true that they hibernate, many other animals do as well. Bats and many mammals hibernate in order to help maintain their body temperature. Frogs and many insects also hibernate, but every animal is different. This is a huge reason why we see less animal activity during the colder months here in Orlando.

Even though animal activity tends to slow down during the fall and winter, we still see instances of critters entering homes or businesses seeking shelter. If you suspect that a wild animal has moved into your home or office, call the experts at Critter Control® of Orlando today at 407.295.7194. We’re happy to answer any questions, or schedule a free home estimate.