DEER MICE

Deer mice are cute, when they are outside and far away from your home. If they get too close to your space, it’s time to start rethinking your affinity for the little rodents. Get rid of deer mice before they take over your home.

deer mouse inside a noonday homeWHAT DO DEER MICE LOOK LIKE?

Deer mice are small mice that are only between 7 and 10 mm long. They can have grey fur or a light brown or red body. The underside of the deer mouse is white, the ears are large, and the nose is pointy. The deer mouse has a smaller tail than many of its cousins. It measures only 5 to 12 cm long.

WHERE DEER MICE LIVE AND NEST?

Deer mice like to live in your warm house, basement, attic, or basement. They typically nest in openings in the walls. Deer mice gnaw at household items and paper to make their nests. Once they begin nesting, they start making babies. Once this occurs, control is difficult, especially because you cannot see them.

WHAT DO DEER MICE EAT?

Deer mice are plant-eaters, but they will feast on items in your home, too. Your pantry, bird food bucket, and under your fridge provide deer mice with an abundance of food. Deer mice will eat nuts, fruit and dried fruit, berries, and even small insects if food is scarce. It is also not uncommon to see a deer mouse eat its own feces.

ARE DEER MICE DANGEROUS?

Do deer mice bite or sting you? No, but they are dangerous to your health. Deer mice are associate with dangerous diseases and illness. Hantavirus spreads to humans via a mouse’s urine and feces when inhaled. Hantavirus is a pulmonary illness that causes fever and chills, vomiting, gestational pain, fatigue, muscle ache, and muscle aches. It is absolutely necessary that you do not disturb feces from deer mice. The contaminants release into the air when you vacuum, sweep, or wipe it up.

DOES INNOVATIVE PEST CONTROL OFFER MICE CONTROL?

Yes, Innovative Pest Control knows deer mice in and out. Our professionals know how to identify infestations, spot the signs of nesting, get rid of mice, and prevent them from entering the home in the first place. They are also equipped with the professional tools and know-how necessary to clean urine and feces without transmitting disease. Mice control is a year-round process that requires persistent attention from a professional.

DEER MICE PREVENTION TIPS

  • Seal areas around your home, covering crevices, gapes, and cracks in the foundation and structure.
  • Keep your yard and lawn trimmed back.
  • Do not leave yard debris next to your home.
  • Remove cluttered areas away from your home.
  • Seal all food items in air-tight containers and avoid leaving them on the floor.
  • Close bird and pet food.
  • Box items in your shed, garage and shed, and seal all openings in the boxes.
  • Do not leave nesting materials such as papers, yarn, and other debris in your home.
  • Call pest control professionals at the first sign of deer mice in your home

Call pest control professionals before you spot mouse trouble.

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