When temperatures begin to drop during colder months, wild animals begin to act differently. While their behaviors generally depend on their species, some critters will try to avoid the cold by seeking warm shelter in nearby structures. Unfortunately, the structures animals target are often residential homes and commercial buildings.
Here are some of the ways in which cold weather affects local critters and how you can get them off your Orlando area property.
How Different Animals React to Cold Weather
- Insects and Other Pests – 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 burrow under piles of leaves to escape the cold; however, some will crawl out in the open in search of food.
- Bats – When you think of hibernation, you probably think about bears going to sleep for the winter. While it is true that bears (and even some species of frog) hibernate, other animals do as well. In fact, bats hibernate in order to help maintain their body temperature during colder months. However, not every animal goes to sleep.
- Raccoons and Rodents – If cold and hungry enough, raccoons and rodents—like rats, mice, and squirrels—will attempt to get in your home if they detect food and warmth inside. Once indoors, the invasive wildlife will quickly establish a nest near accessible food and water sources and begin to breed. If their presence is not caught quickly, a few wild animals can grow from an unwelcome nuisance into a destructive infestation.
Professional Pest and Wildlife Removal Services in Orlando
If a wild critter has entered your Orlando home or business seeking shelter, call the experts at Critter Control® of Orlando. Our experienced wildlife removal technicians will quickly and safely remove any nuisance and otherwise unwanted wildlife from your Orlando property and keep them from returning. To schedule your inspection and receive a free estimate for our effective wildlife removal services, call Critter Control® of Orlando today at 407-295-7194.