“I have been with Brody Brothers for 5.5 years. Ari has been coming to my home for all this time. He does a great job. I hardly ever have an issue. He keeps us pest free which isn't easy living in the woods.”
Other names: field mice
Color: brown back with white belly, feet and tail
Size: 5 to 8 inches including the tail
Other features: large beady eyes and large ears
Diet: seeds, grains, berries, nuts, spiders, caterpillars
Natural predators: snakes, owls, weasels, skunks, badgers, foxes, coyotes, bobcats
Hazard: can carry Hantavirus (a respiratory illness) and the Lyme disease bacteria
Interesting fact: deer mice like to stockpile their food during the autumn in preparation for Baltimore’s winter months.
Deer mice get their name from sharing coloration with white tail deer—brown to reddish-brown backs with white bellies, feet, and underside of the tail. They are only three to four inches long (without the tail that can be as long as the body), but the problems they create for Baltimore homeowners can be pretty significant:
You will know you have a deer mice infestation when you hear scratching in the walls at night (these pests are nocturnal) or come across mice droppings on kitchen counters, inside drawers, or other areas of the home.
Deer mice are quite content living outdoors in Maryland and nesting in hollow logs or other animals’ abandoned nests. However, they won’t pass up an opportunity to move into your home, especially as the winter approaches. They can easily crawl in through dryer vents, damaged windowsills, door sills, chimneys, and virtually any hole as small as ¼ inch in diameter.
These pests make their nests in crawl spaces, garages, basements, and other areas where they are likely to remain undisturbed. They are energetic reproducers, with females having four or more litters of two to nine babies each year. Deer mice can gnaw through wood, plastic, rubber, vinyl, and insulating foam.
Deer mice are good at staying hidden, but our team at Brody Brothers can get them out and keep them out. The first step to deer mice control is a thorough inspection of your home’s exterior and interior to identify and eliminate potential entryways for mice. Next, we’ll determine the most effective type of traps and place them near the areas where mice are likely to make their nests.
We don’t recommend using rodent bait for deer mice, as you risk ending up with dead mice in hard-to-reach places.
We have been servicing Baltimore’s pest control needs for over 30 years! Instead of do it yourself pest control, we provide professional, safe and effective pest control to your home and family.
Now in its second generation of pest control specialists, Brody Brothers has grown into one of the best pest control companies around the Greater Baltimore Area.
Don’t let this little pest make a big mess in your home. Call Brody Brothers at 443-379-8857 to reach our expert Baltimore exterminators and get rid of your pest problem today.
Don’t think a deer mouse is the pest running around your home? Check our our Rat and Mice removal page to identify other rodents which could be invading your home.
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