Freezing temperatures force rodents and other winter pests into a hyperactive “survival” mode. Their sole activity during the winter is to find warm shelter and, hopefully, enough food to live on until spring. Guess what the first place they head to in search of a winter hideaway? Your home, of course. Fortunately, there are ways you can try to protect your home from the triple threat of rodents and insects–they spread disease, they destroy property, and they contaminate food.