Mice may be cute as pets or storybook characters, and that’s where they should stay. An important home maintenance task to add to your winter list is checking to make sure no furry creatures have sought refuge in your home or vehicle. Here are some signs to watch for so that you can keep your home safe.

A telltale sign that you have animals present is a nest. Inspect your home and car frequently, especially if you have not used that particular area or vehicle in a while.

Frayed Wiring
Mice tend to chew on cords, eventually exposing or shorting the wiring beneath them. Protect your electronics by keeping mice away from them.

If you suspect you have mice, it’s a good idea to call pest control. Professionals can solve the problem and suggest preventative measures.