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Miche Pest Control is a top rated, family owned and operated pest control company that provides exterminating services that get rid of mice and other pests from inside and around homes and businesses in Washington DC, Maryland & Northern Virginia. Our expert technicians get rid of mice fast, and use preventative methods to keep mice and other rodents from coming back after they've been eliminated. Miche Pest Control has a 4.9 star rating and over 1,000 reviews online - click the button below to get started, or give us a call today!

What Are Deer Mice?

Adult deer mice are bi-colored and have slightly larger bodies than house mice; the tops of their bodies are darker in color than their underbellies. The tail of a deer mouse is covered in short hairs and is also bi-colored — dark on top and light on the bottom. Deer mice have black eyes and large ears covered in fur.

Are Deer Mice Dangerous?

Mice are well-known for causing many problems wherever they live, whether in the city, the suburbs, or an agricultural area. These mice have a high metabolism and are always searching for food. While they very seldom bite humans or pets, their presence alone poses a risk to homes they infest.

Deer mice typically feed on crops, gardens, landscaping plants, and lawns. However, like other mice, indoors they will feed on any food they can find, leading to food contamination. They also pose a threat from the droppings and urine they leave behind, as well as from the damage they leave to wires, pipes, cables, insulation, and electrical equipment - all of which can lead to health hazards like fires, water damage, and secondary infestations from other pests. Deer mice are known to spread a number of diseases, particularly hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.

Why Do I Have A Deer Mouse Problem?

Deer mice are attracted to homes with plenty of nesting material nearby, namely high presence of vegetation, rocks, and wood, as well as food and water. In the winter, the lack of these elements in the wild is the key factor that pushes them indoors, in addition to the presence of food, water, paper, and fabrics inside.

Where Will I Find Deer Mice?

Deer mice are more often found outside in the yard than inside the home, but nevertheless can be found anywhere they can gain access to essential resources - namely kitchens, pantries, and bathrooms. In general, the presence of deer mice will be indicated by the presence of warning indicators including:

  • Droppings
  • Urine marks
  • Gnawed objects or walls
  • Disrupted nesting materials
  • Tampered food packaging

How Can I Get Rid Of Deer Mice?

Like all rodents, deer mice are difficult (and even dangerous) to attempt to treat on your own. For the best results, it’s essential that you contact a licensed pest control provider for help. Miche Pest Control utilizes the latest in modern pest control methods and products to control deer mice and other common household pests living in and around your home or business. If you live in our Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, D.C. service areas, contact Miche Pest Control today to learn more about our rodent control services!

How Can I Prevent Deer Mice In The Future?

Preventing problems with house mice is difficult, but we want to help you guard your property against these rodents by offering these helpful prevention tips:

  • Seal any holes in your home’s walls or foundations.
  • Remove fallen trees and stumps from your yard.
  • Keep wood and compost piles stored 10+ feet away from the exterior of your home.
  • Place tight-fitting covers over all exterior vents.
  • Seal spaces around utilities entering your home.
  • Place weatherstripping around windows and doors.
  • Keep your home clean and vacuum often.
  • Store all food in your home, including pet food, in sealed containers.
  • Store potential nesting material (paper, fabrics) in plastic bins instead of cardboard boxes.

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