Deer Mouse Control

Deer Mouse Control, Trapping & Removal Services

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Deer mice are nocturnal pests, using nightfall to forage for seeds and other food. The rodents don’t hibernate, but they often stay inactive in winter months. To prepare for the dropping temperatures, they commonly hoard food and gather in groups. Unlike some other similar pests, deer mice are capable swimmers.

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The pests are characterized by their two-tone fur and tails. Their coats are often gray or brown on top, while their underbellies are white. The same goes for their tails, which have a noticeable separation between the two shades. Commonly, their tails are equal to or longer than the entire length of their bodies.

DIET

These rodents primarily feed on seeds, fruits, and insects. When sources are limited, deer mice will also eat fungi and carrion. The pests store food in bulk within tree cavities and underground holes.

HABITAT

The deer mouse is found throughout most of North America, occupying forests, fields, and farmlands. Since they typically nest in holes below ground or under leaf litter and debris, the pests aren’t often abundant in busy city settings. However, cold weather and the fear of predators drive deer mice into residential areas, where they enter homes, sheds, and other buildings.

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

On average, deer mice are around seven inches long. Their small size allows them to enter through even the tiniest cracks in a structure’s foundation. In addition to their petite frames, the pests are excellent climbers, which helps them get to hard-to-reach spots.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

When deer mice gather in homes, they typically store food near their nests. The pests scavenge through boxed or pantry foods, as well, contaminating items with their urine and feces. Their waste and saliva can transmit Hantavirus, which causes sickness in humans. The bacteria may spread to those that breathe it in or come in contact with the pests’ excrement.

In addition to apparent health concerns, deer mice may damage or tear clothing and furniture when attempting to gather materials to build their nests. Scraps of fabric or paper products can sometimes be found scattered around the house when a deer mouse infestation is present.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

Prevent the small rodents from entering buildings by sealing cracks one-fourth of an inch in diameter or larger. Refrain from using materials that can be easily chewed through by repairing openings with concrete or metal. Also be sure to secure windows, doors, and vents.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

As contact with a deer mouse, their nest, or their droppings has the potential for transmitting infection, homeowners should use caution when attempting to remove the pests. Traps are not always foolproof and are best left in the hands of professionals. For expert assistance with deer mice infestations, contact Trutech’s staff of licensed technicians.


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