How to Identify Field Mice

How to Identify Field Mice

How to Identify Deer Mice

  • 8 to 10 cm (not including tail)
  • Tan or orange-brown fur
  • White underside

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Quick Facts About Field Mice

The term “field mouse” actually refers to a few different species of mice that live in wooded areas and grasslands.

The most common types of field mice include deer mice and wood mice.

Field mice are distinguished from house mice by their coloring – field mice often have tan or brown fur with white underbellies.

Field mice do not generally live in urban or developed areas unless there are parks or green spaces nearby.

What Attracts Field Mice?

Field mice like to nest in burrows which they dig near sheltered areas such as forests, grasslands, and meadows. 

They forage close to their burrows in covered areas which protect them from their natural predators which include hawks, snakes, weasels and owls.

Field mice are particularly fond of grains and seeds, and often stash hoards of them in their burrows. They will also feed on a variety of other foods including insects, berries and mushrooms.

Should I be Worried About Field Mice?

Like all mice, field mice can carry a variety of microorganisms that can be harmful to humans. These organisms are found in their urine and feces and can also be passed on to people via fleas and ticks.

Field mice have been known to carry hantavirus, a respiratory disease with no known cure.

If you have identified field mice on your property, don’t hesitate to call us. We’ll take the necessary steps to eliminate the infestation safely and effectively.

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