The Deer Mouse rarely invades homes, and is found in rural areas (They prefer the outdoors).
Their fur is light brown to grey on the head and back with a white belly and feet. They are larger than the house mouse, averaging 4-6” long.
The deer mouse makes its home outdoors in sheltered areas such as hollow tree logs or piles of debris. On the rare occasions the deer mouse comes indoors, it prefers undisturbed areas such as attics and crawlspaces.
To keep mice and other rodents out, make sure all holes of larger diameter than a pencil are sealed. Mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a nickel. Seal any cracks and voids. Don’t overlook proper drainage at the foundation and always install gutters or diverts which will channel water away from the building. Use heavy gloves and protective breathing gear when working in an area populated by deer mice