As with the House Mouse, control can be accomplished by snap traps, glue boards or multiple mouse traps. They have a tendency to store food. If using a baiting program it is best to use a bait blox used with a rod in a Mouse Protecta Bait Station, so they don’t carry the bait off for storage(such as pellets) for later consumption. Baits should be placed in the same way as for the House Mouse, close to the suspected activity.
About Deer Mice and White-Footed Mice
- Both the White Footed and Deer Mice are close in appearance.
- These mice seldom enter homes, and is usually found in rural locations.
- Even though these mice are usually outside, they may enter stuctures during the cooler months. They may enter campers, storage sheds, garages, and homes.
- The Deer and White Footed mice has an average body length of about 6 inches, including the tail.
- Bicolored: darker upper body coloration compared to the white undersides.
- They breed during the spring and summer months. Their nests may be underground in cavities about the roots of trees or shrubs, beneath a log or board, or in a tunnel built by another animal. Above ground nest may be found in hollow trees, unused equipment, cabinet voids, unused furniture, wood piles, fence posts, and old bird or squirrel nests.
- Deer and White footed mice are the primary carriers of the hanta virus and Lyme disease. When present, this virus is spread through the rodent’s urine and feces.
- These mice live in burrows they have made, abandoned burrows of other animals, beneath rocks, in stumps, in soil cracks, in debris, or in any other protected location.