Mice

Deer Mouse/White-Footed Mouse

Deer Mouse/White-Footed Mouse
 
Deer Mice or White-Footed Mice have the same coloring as a whitetail deer. They can climb but are usually found on the ground.
 
Size: 2 ¾- to 4-inches long plus the tail 2 to 5 inches long.

Color: Brown back and tail, white stomach
 
Activity/Behavior: The deer mouse is the principle rodent species associated with the transmission of a deadly virus, Hantavirus. Hantavirus is transmitted through the inhaling dust created by droppings and urine of infected mice.
 
Where They Live: Deer mice make their nests in hollow logs and tree stumps, under logs and stones, and occasionally in bird nests and shallow burrows. In the fall and winter, deer mice enter houses, garages and outbuildings, and occasionally campers and other infrequently used vehicles. Once inside, they can cause significant damage to furnishings and stored materials as they search for food and construct their nests. They are nocturnal and are rarely seen outside.
 
Tips for Control: While the risk of finding a hantavirus-infected deer mouse is low, we still advise that a homeowner proceed with caution.

How Suburban Exterminating Can Help:

All rodents (including rats) are hard to catch and move quickly. The technician will inspect, make observations, and take the necessary steps to correct the problem. He or she may ask questions and make recommendations to you, our client. Suburban Exterminating can help you get rid of rats.

House Mouse

House Mouse
 
The House Mouse is the most common and economically important commensal rodent, meaning it lives among humans. The mouse’s face is pointed; it has large ears, and the eyes are small.
 
Size: 3 to 4 inches long, the tail itself is also 3 to 4 inches long
 
Color: Gray
 
Activity/Behavior: They mice tend to produce the largest litters in the spring and can be found throughout the United States. They are good climbers, can jump 12 inches high. They can jump down from eight feet.
 
Where They Live: They nest in dark secluded areas, especially around paper, cardboard, attic insulation, and cotton. They eat seeds and cereals, usually just at dusk and just before dawn.
 
Tips for Control: Because house mice are associated with the spread of salmonella contamination and leprospirosis, we encourage a professional be contacted.

How Suburban Exterminating Can Help:

All rodents (including mice) are hard to catch and move quickly. The technician will inspect, make observations, and take the necessary steps to correct the problem. He or she may ask questions and make recommendations to you, our client. Suburban Exterminating can help you get rid of rats.

Suburban Exterminating follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure your health and safety. We use only products which are registered with the EPA. Our technicians are registered and licensed with NY State. Our technicians participate in a continuing education program. Call (631) or (516) 864-6900 for a free estimate.