Why Winter Mice Love Christmas Trees

Pests in Christmas trees are a major problem for some people. But do you need to know about this problem and what should you do about it? In this article we will focus on mice and Christmas trees. No one wants mice ruining Christmas!

winter mice tree

The biggest problems arise when there are presents beneath the tree. Mice are continually seeking new materials for their nests. They favour soft items like cardboard and wrapping paper – the exact things presents are made from.   Obviously, the last thing you want is to wake up on Christmas day and find torn up presents. Also realise that there are other reasons why mice are attracted to what’s beneath the tree along with your home’s warmth.

Mice can have a feast at Christmas!

If you’re giving things like chocolates and biscuits, this will also attract mice. In addition, understand that when it’s Christmas there’s generally a lot more food in the house. This will also attract these winter mice from their hiding places in your home. All of this means that these mice could end up destroying your Christmas. Remember, mice are mostly nocturnal. There is also no one to disturb them in the sitting room. What this means is that they will have all of Christmas eve to destroy your presents and go through your Christmas stockings. Not even Santa will be there to disturb them!

christmas presents

Refuse collection becomes irregular at this time of year, with so many bank holidays. You don’t want rubbish building up. Make sure it is kept in closed containers and keep yourself informed about when bin day is for the next few weeks.

Do mice like Christmas tree decorations?

Christmas lights can be attractive to mice – or rather the wires of the lights. Christmas decorations can also become damaged. This is most likely to be a problem when these items are stored between Christmases. The solution is pest proofing and to store them in sealed plastic (or metal or wooden) containers. Cardboard boxes won’t necessarily protect them and of course anything without a sealed lid is open to attack.

tree decorations

The issue with all of this is that these mice are not easily got rid of. As we’ve said, mice seek shelter during winter. What this means is that the mice will quickly spread around your house. They will find new places to live and quickly start to multiply at a furious pace. By the time the New Year rolls around you could have a serious infestation on your hands.

The bottom line is that prevention is better than cure. If you need help however with a mouse problem, call emergency pest control. And have a Merry Christmas!

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