Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) Identification

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Deer Mice appear to be cuddly and cute, but they are actually dangerous to humans. If you have any concerns regarding infestation by Deer Mice, do not hesitate to contact SEE Pest and Lawn Solutions. Here is some basic information regarding Deer Mice:

Deer Mice Facts and Frequently Asked Questions

Common Name: Deer mice(Peromyscus maniculatus)

Appearance: Deer mice average 2-3 inches in body size with tails about the same length as their bodies. They are brown in color with large ears and eyes.

Common Habitat Areas: Dear mice are located throughout the United States. They are more commonly found near wooded areas. Outdoors they nest in hollowed-out logs, under piles of debris and brush, and under tree bark.

Common Infestation Areas: When deer mice move indoors, they will nest away from humans if possible. They will nest in attics, basements, wall voids, and storage areas. They do choose to nest amongst clothing or furniture. Some structures they will infest include:

• Residential or vacation homes
• Multi-family dwellings
• Offices
• Stables or kennels, sheds, and outbuildings
• Vehicles

Common Infestation Times: Structural infestations occur during winter months.

Why Are They in My Home or Business? Deer mice are seeking warm places for the winter months.

Why Should I Treat for Them? Deer mice carry a dangerous virus for humans called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. This virus can be potentially fatal to humans. It is transmitted through by breathing vapors of urine from infected mice and through contact with dead mice.

How Do You Treat for Them? Treatment should be done by professionals. Our experienced technicians are equipped with proper protective gloves and masks to deal with the possibility of infected mice. Complete removal of all deer mice and their nests will be done by use of rodenticides and repair of any entry ways deer mice have into your structures.

How much service is typically required? Deer mice infestation should be completely terminated from structures due to their disease factors.

Because of the health hazards from Deer Mice, it is vital that any infestation issues are treated promptly and efficiently. SEE Pest and Lawn Solutions is properly equipped to handle any size infestation safely, affordably and efficiently. Protect your family, give yourself peace of mind, and get results you can SEE. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment at 610-287-9804.