About The Pest
The deer mouse seeks shelter in structures during the winter to escape the elements and search for food. Deer mice are not dependent on human food and will often nest away from high traffic areas like the kitchen. Like other rodents, they store food throughout structures to consume later. This rodent fully matures around 7- 8 weeks, and can produce up to 4 litters a year. They can live up to 2 years. Deer mice are a medical concern because they are a reservoir for Lyme disease and Hantavirus. They prefer sheltered areas such as wood piles, basements, crawlspaces, attics and garages to build their nests.
Deer mice are active throughout the entire year.