Deer mice present a special threat to yourself and your family when they invade your property. Not only are these rodents known carriers of Hantavirus, which is an infectious and deadly pathogen, but they may also spread it around. To protect yourself against this deadly pathogen, schedule mouse removal as soon as you detect an issue. Minnesota Wild Animal Management specializes in mouse removal throughout Minneapolis-St Paul and can eliminate deer mouse hazards from your property.
Physical Characteristics Of A Deer Mouse
To determine whether you have an infestation of deer mice on your property, it may be helpful to physically identify them. Deer mice look like common household mice but are slightly longer and lighter in coloration – usually no more than eight inches in length. They usually have light brown fur and white bellies; thus, their name originates from their resemblance to deer in coloration.
Deer mice typically reside in rural regions; however, as our cities have grown and spread, deer mice are becoming more common in urban settings as well. Deer mice prefer enclosed spaces like storage sheds or garages; during winter months they may seek refuge indoors at your residential home for protection.
Dangers To Your Health
Should an infestation of mice take over your home, act quickly to eradicate the rodents. Deer mice carry a pathogen known as Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome that can spread between deer mice and humans and lead to serious medical symptoms or death in some cases. Instead of attempting to remove deer mice yourself, consider trusting this service to a professional for maximum protection of both your health and safety.
Preventing A Deer Mouse Infestation
Check for gaps in foundations and around pipes for signs of deer mice or other pests entering. Regular inspections and repairs will keep these pests out, while keeping food sealed inside containers, trimming back overgrown shrubs, and moving wood piles away from buildings helps you prevent an infestation.
If you believe there to be a deer mice infestation in your home, don’t delay. Contact Minnesota Wild Animal Management right away to come out and inspect the situation. We can identify what type of rodents may exist, exterminate, and sanitize any infestation, as well as take preventative steps to ensure your house remains free from pests.