Deer Mouse

Deer Mouse

The deer mouse in Connecticut is called “deer” mouse because its coloration resembles that of a deer.  The deer mouse’s back is a brownish color while its belly is white.  The deer mouse is relatively smaller than some mice you will find in your home or business, it measures about 3 to 4 inches.  Their tail is about half the size of their body.  The deer mouse has large looking eyes compared to its body. 

Habits of the Deer Mouse

The deer mouse is a social animal, you will find them living in groups of one male, several females and their young.  Because of the deer mouse’s smaller size in the winter you will find them cuddling together to keep warm.  The deer mouse mainly lives at ground level or just below the surface in a burrow.  They usually stay near the nest or their food source.  The deer mouse is mainly nocturnal, if you see them during the day it could possibly mean you have a large infestation of them.

The deer mouse mates year-round, but mainly reproduces more in the warmer months.  Some deer mice will not mate in the winter months.  A usual deer mouse litter is between 3-5 young.  Deer mice have a longer lifespan than the common house mouse of about 2 years.

Because of the deer mouse’s smaller size in the winter you will find them cuddling together to keep warm.

What does the Deer Mouse Eat?

The deer mouse is an omnivore, it will eat just about anything.  The deer mouse’s diet mainly consists of insects, nuts, fruit, vegetables, and plants.

Diseases the Deer Mouse Carries

The main disease to be extremely concerned about when dealing with the deer mouse is Hantavirus.  Hantavirus can cause a serious lung disease called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.  Although your chances of getting HPS is very low, you can be exposed to it by breathing in infected dust from the deer mouse’s droppings and urine, being bitten or scratched by a deer mouse, and having your broken skin come in contact with any infected material.

The deer mouse also is a known carrier of leptospirosis, plague, salmonellosis, tularemia, and possibly rat-bite fever.

How to Get Rid of the Deer Mouse

Although a deer mouse infestation may be taken care of by yourself, you may not get rid of the mouse problem in its entirety.  Its best to call a professionally licensed pest control company to get rid of your mice.  At Connecticut Termite and Pest Control we eliminate your deer mouse problem in its entirety, seal off your home or business so they don’t get back in, and guarantee our work for a year.

At Connecticut Termite and Pest Control we are very experienced with getting rid of mice and mouse problems. For a free estimate to get rid of your mice in Connecticut give us a call – (203) 935-7357.

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