Mice can and will enter a home at any time, but they are certainly more prevalent in the fall and winter. They need to stay warm just as much as we do, and they can squeeze in through an opening the size of a dime. You can go years without a mouse issue, but once that first one gets in, it is much more likely that you will get more. They tend to travel together and follow each others’ scent trails. A female mouse can give birth to an average of 7 litters per year, usually around 6-8 babies at a time.
These aren’t scare tactics, they’re facts. The good thing is that it is something you can get under control. Mice will be more active and noisy at night, and they will leave droppings everywhere they go. They are not the best hiders. So if you have any signs that your home has been infiltrated by one of these little guys, give a professional a call right away. The sooner you catch them, the easier they are to control.