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Problem Animal
Deer Mouse

Grouping Seedivore – Your bird seed has been stashed in many places in and around your home!
Nicknames Field Mouse, Yard Mouse, Attic Mouse, @#$%^&*!
Best Known For Keeping people up at night due to scratching on walls and ceilings. Stockpiling seeds and nesting materials under outside structures, woodpiles, covered objects, lawnmowers, and in sheds. Invading homes through holes as small as 3/8”. Awful odor related to dead mice in walls.
Life Span 6 months to a year and a half. Low on the food chain.
Mating Season Mating Season Spring through summer. Habitat Open fields, outbuildings, attics, basements, underneath outside debris, abandoned equipment, lawnmowers, etc.
Reproductive Details Reproductive Details After a 20 day gestation period 3 to 8 mice are born in a litter. 2 to 5 litters per year. Mice are sexually mature at 7 to 8 weeks old. Breed like rabbits.
Activity Cycle Typically nocturnal and active year round.
Food Cherry seeds, sunflower seeds, sorghum, maple seeds, acorns, grass seeds, agricultural crops, grains, household grain based products, birdseed. Horde away large quantities. Your “clean” utensils and baking pans. Pet food.
Damage Signs Chewing at areas of entry. Nesting material gathered from upholstery, seat cushions, and insulation. Urine staining – particularly on ceiling tiles. Chewed wiring and plastic piping. Soiled insulation. Fecal matter on flat surfaces.
Treatment Trapping and sealing of the home and office to stop entry. Yes it can be done! Solid baits (rodenticides) in agricultural and industrial settings.
Distinguishing Features Deer mice, which are native to Pennsylvania, unlike the gray colored house mouse which arrived with our forefathers, are deer skin brown with a white belly, slightly furry tail, and very large ears and eyes. 2 to 3 inches in length excluding the tail.
Risk and Disease Hantavirus - usually contracted when cleaning up mouse fecal matter, urine and saliva causing the virus to become airborne and breathed in. Care should be taken when cleaning and proper respiratory equipment should be used. The “Plague” (fleas associated with rodents spread the plague). Flat surfaces can be treated with a 10% bleach solution.
Nests Nests are a jumbled compilation of natural and manmade materials ranging in overall size from a softball to cantaloupe and are located beneath, behind and inside a variety of undisturbed cavities both inside and out of the home.
 

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