Deer Mice


formal_name
Peromyscus maniculatus
description
The deer mouse rarely invades homes, and is found in rural areas.
color
Brown, with white feet and underbelly
legs
4
shape
Round
size
5" - 8"
antenanae
False
region
habits
The deer mouse prefers the outdoors.
habitat
The deer mouse prefers the outdoors.
threats
The deer mouse transmits the potentially fatal Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. The disease can be transmitted through contact with mouse carcasses, or by breathing in aerosolized urine droplets of infected deer mice.
prevention
To keep mice and other rodents out, make sure all holes of larger diameter than a pencil are sealed. Mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a nickel. Seal any cracks and voids. Don't overlook proper drainage at the foundation and always install gutters or diverts which will channel water away from the building. Use heavy gloves and protective breathing gear when working in an area populated by deer mice.
catagories
pest_category_id
12
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