Call numbers rise as Christmas nears

It’s quite common for us to get calls that start along the lines “I’m hearing noises in the loft” but in the run-up to Christmas, there’s usually a rise in “I’ve been in the loft and something’s damaged the Christmas decorations”.  Unnoticed for the rest of the year, mice are quite partial to things like pine cones and berries that are often used in wreaths and other Christmas items; they contain seeds or other edible material and will keep a small family of mice going for quite a while! The first a home owner might know they have a problem is when they go into the loft to get the decorations down – and our call rate goes up as a result.