Winter is coming, what wildlife will be putting my Connecticut home under siege. 

While Connecticut homeowners are preparing for winter, local wildlife pests are doing the same. This can bring them into family’s yards, or even into their homes. You can find out about a few of the most common fall pests and how to deal with them below.

Mice and Rats

Mice and rats are around throughout the year, but they become most active in the fall. When it starts getting cold, they start building nests inside attics, sheds, and houses. They can chew through paneling, wires, and building materials in days. Baits and traps can help, but the best approach to dealing with rodents is to hire a Connecticutrodent removal company.

Wasps and Yellowjackets

Like mice and rats, wasps and yellow jackets tend to become more active in the fall. They build nests in sheds, garages, and other outbuildings. Yellowjackets are also known for loving sweets, so it’s common to find them in picnic areas and outdoor kitchens. Even if you’re not allergic to wasps and yellow jackets, their stings can pack a punch.   Watch out around your attic and eaves, they will be swarming about, especially in areas with a lot of sun. 


Coyotes create dangers for local families year-round, but they can become dangerous in the fall. As other food sources begin to die off for the year, they may go after family pets. They are known for killing small dogs and cats, so if you have pets, you have reason to be concerned.   


Raccoons may look cute and funny, but they can be a serious nuisance to homeowners. They’re known for raiding garbage cans and garages and harassing household pets. Plus, they are a major hosts of rabies in Connecticut.  

Other Pests

These are just the most common pests in Connecticut . Others include:

Skunks, Birds, Opossums, Bats, Squirrels And others

Pest-Proof Your Property

If you’re dealing with these forms of nuisance wildlife, it’s time to get serious and reclaim your property. Contact a Connecticut wildlife specialist to help you keep critters and insects under control this fall and pest-proof your home.

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