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Deer Mice Overview

Deer mice are small, nimble rodents, easily identified by their bi-colored fur, with a dark brown back and white underbelly and feet, resembling the coloring of a deer. Known for their large, dark eyes and prominent, rounded ears, deer mice are a common sight across North America, especially in rural and semi-rural areas. While they play an essential role in ecosystems by dispersing seeds and providing prey for predators, deer mice can pose significant health risks when they invade human dwellings, as they are carriers of the hantavirus.

Deer Mice Diet

Deer mice are primarily seed eaters, favoring a diet of grains, nuts, fruits, and seeds. However, they are opportunistic feeders and will also consume small insects and animal matter when available. Their foraging habits can lead them into homes in search of food, especially during colder months, which emphasizes the need for secure food storage and waste management to deter infestation.

Deer Mice Scat

Deer mouse scat is small, with each dropping being about the size of a grain of rice. Typically dark and pointed at the ends, these droppings can be found along the paths deer mice frequent in search of food. Identification of deer mouse scat is crucial, especially indoors, as it can indicate the presence of an infestation and the potential risk of hantavirus transmission to humans. Proper cleanup and sanitation measures are essential to minimize health risks.

Deer Mice Tracks

Deer mouse tracks are tiny, with the front feet showing four toes and the hind feet five. These tracks are seldom seen by homeowners but may be visible in dusty or soft soil near homes or outbuildings. The presence of deer mouse tracks can help in identifying activity areas and guiding control and prevention efforts to reduce the risk of infestation and disease spread.

Deer Mice
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