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When it start to get cold outside does any kind of wild animal try to enter your

  1. flashmakeit profile image72
    flashmakeitposted 5 years ago

    When it start to get cold outside does any kind of wild animal try to enter your house?

  2. duffsmom profile image58
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Not animal, but the spiders do start to try and find their way inside. I swear if it wasn't overkill, I'd walk around the house armed this time of year!

    1. flashmakeit profile image72
      flashmakeitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I guess that is because you live by a forest or wooded area.

  3. Willow the Wisp profile image66
    Willow the Wispposted 5 years ago

    Not from the cold, but when it rains the ants try to move their nests into our house.

    1. flashmakeit profile image72
      flashmakeitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You need to find out what kind of ants are invading your house and then find out how to kill them.  Make sure there are no holes around your house where they may be coming in.  Make sure there is no food on the counter tops for them to eat.

    2. Willow the Wisp profile image66
      Willow the Wispposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not really of the mindset to kill them. I do find where they are coming in though and block it off.

  4. KathyH profile image94
    KathyHposted 5 years ago

    We had a bug come in the house today when I opened the door after I got the mail. Our CAT got it just seconds after it entered. She played with it a little and then ATE it! wink I think cats are very helpful in keeping "critters" out! smile I imagine dogs might be as well. smile

    1. flashmakeit profile image72
      flashmakeitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think cats eat flies, ants and spiders although some cats may have tiny bugs on them after roaming around in strange places.

  5. Nettlemere profile image94
    Nettlemereposted 5 years ago

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    I always get 2 or 3 small tortoiseshell butterflies coming into the house to hibernate through the winter.

    1. flashmakeit profile image72
      flashmakeitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      i Google the Tortoiseshell and found that the United Kingdom has about five butterflies that hibernate during the winter: the Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock and Red Admiral. Also the Tortoiseshell can be found living in barns in the w

    2. Willow the Wisp profile image66
      Willow the Wispposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Pretty!, I'd like these guys to hibernate in my house.

  6. Pollyannalana profile image86
    Pollyannalanaposted 5 years ago

    I get moths if not careful but my cat keeps everything else at bay and she has no fleas or bugs. She is snow white and I see she has nothing on her. She use to catch the moths but she is getting older. I think mice smell cats and so do snakes, to stay away.

    1. flashmakeit profile image72
      flashmakeitposted 5 years agoin reply to this
  7. Caveman Etris profile image72
    Caveman Etrisposted 5 years ago

    Many people in regions that get cold during Winter will get mice or squirrels in the house but sometimes even a bird or raccoon may show up in the attic. If you have the house sealed up with no openings then the only thing that may get in are mice. We had squirrels in the attic a few years ago because the screen that covers the inside of the vent was missing. The squirrels just bent the flexible vent flaps to get in. We could hear them and they ripped up some of the insulation. If something is in the attic then either wait until it is gone to cover the opening or use a live trap if needed. Mice are usually in the basement if you have one. Though, sometimes they are seen in other parts of the home. There are live traps for mice as well. I have used them. If any bats are in the attic and it is Winter then wait until Spring when they are active again to keep them out. Go up in the attic at night when the bats are out and cover the opening with screen or hardware cloth so they don't get back in. It is always simple to get rid of any animal without harming it.

    1. flashmakeit profile image72
      flashmakeitposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      True and good advice!  If mice get in make sure there is not one bite of food out and they may leave.  Make sure there are no holes in your basement because if there is a small hole small as your finger they may enter your house when it gets cold.

 
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