Anyone who’s lived in the midwest long knows two things above all else. One, road work is never truly “finished”. Two, winter is brutal. This time of year, it can seem like your whole life revolves around attempting to stay warm. You change the way you dress, your daily routine, even the food you eat! And you’re a human being (probably. Almost certainly?)! Imagine how much of your life would be devoted to winter if you weren’t. Contrary to popular belief, most pests can’t hibernate, nor can they naturally survive thanks to heavy fur. The only way pests can really survive winter is by acclimating to it, just like us. In fact, unless we’re careful, they’ll acclimate to winter a little too much like we do. They could even use the same shelter you use: your home! You don’t want that. Here are the pests most likely to use your home for a winter getaway, and how to keep them out.