Kinds Of Mice

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Kinds of Mice in Connecticut

So, you have a home or business in Connecticut that has mice and you are wondering what kind of mice you have.  There’s three main kind of mice that will inhabit homes or businesses in Connecticut.  They include the common house mouse, the deer mouse, and the white footed mouse.  These different kinds of mice not only carry different kinds of diseases, they also have differing behaviors.  Understanding what kind of mice you have in your home or business will help you or your pest control company better eliminate the rodents. 

House Mouse in Connecticut

The common house mouse in Connecticut is most likely the culprit you’ll find in your home or business if you have a mouse problem.  It has a long, hairy tail, a pointed snout, and large rounded ears.  From the nose to the tail of the house mouse measures 3 to 4 inches.  The house mouse in Connecticut is grey, light brown, or blackish.  Its belly has lighter fur than its back, almost whitish at times.  They have less hair on their ears and tail. House mice are omnivorous, meaning they will eat almost any kind of food.  House mice, for the most part, sustain themselves on a diet of nuts, berries, and grains.  One interesting fact about house mice is that when they eat, they go on their hind legs and balance on their tails.  This is called tripoding. 

House mice in Connecticut can make you sick in a couple of different ways.  First off, they are not the cleanest of animals and walk in their own urine and feces.  If a house mouse does this and then walks over your counters, food storage area, or food it may contaminate your food with germs.  House mice also carry diseases like:  Leptospirosis, Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM), Plague, Salmonellosis, and Tularemia.

Deer Mice in Connecticut

Deer Mice also known as a field mouse in Connecticut will inhabit homes and businesses when the weather starts getting cold.  You may notice that some of your fabrics, such as, clothes and furnishings like couches being shredded.  Most likely this is deer mice getting nesting material to build their nests.  Deer mice in Connecticut are active all winter and do not hibernate.  Deer mice range in upper body color from grey to a reddish brown.  The underbelly of the deer mouse is white.  Deer mice in Connecticut measure 3 to 4 inches.  The deer mouse is a nocturnal creature, meaning you will normally notice deer mouse activity at night.  Deer mice in Connecticut feed on nuts and seeds.  They will also eat insects.  In Connecticut the deer mouse helps control the gypsy moth population by eating the gypsy moth caterpillars. 

Like house mice, deer mice will contaminate your food and or water supply with germs by being in contact with it.  The main sickness that deer mice are known to carry is the Hantavirus, which is a flu-like virus that can cause breathing problems, and in some cases result in death.  Other viruses the deer mouse in Connecticut carry are:  Plague, Tularemia, Leptospirosis, and Salmonellosis.

White Footed Mice in Connecticut

The white footed mouse in Connecticut is hard to tell apart from the deer mouse, but there are some slight differences.  The white footed mouse and the deer mouse both have white feet, but the deer mouse’s feet are slightly smaller than the white footed mouse.  The white footed mouse is about the same size as a deer mouse.  Their coloring is virtually the same.  The only difference is that the upper fur on a white footed mouse blends in with the white underbelly, whereas on a deer mouse the two different colors are more defined.  The white footed mouse in Connecticut eats Berries, nuts, seeds, grains, fruit, insects, and even fungi.  

White footed mice in Connecticut will also contaminate your food and water supply with germs if they get near it.  The white footed mouse in Connecticut is known to carry Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis Powassan Encephalitis, and Hantavirus.

Connecticut Pest Control

Connecticut Termite and Pest Control, LLC is a family-owned, fully licensed pest control company has over 13 years of experience in the pest control industry, and we work under only the most professional, ethical standards. Beginning on our first appointment, we’ll asses the pest situation on your property and provide a free estimate along with clear information about the treatments, safety steps, and expected results. We’ll answer all your questions about the products and any alternative treatments available, as well as explaining how we can gain speedy control over your pest problem.  Unlike bigger, national pest control companies we answer the phone when you call.  In most instances we can come out on the same day and find a solution to your pest control problem

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