mice ID

Deer Mouse

Deer Mouse:


Appearance:

They can grow up to 2¾ to 4” long with a tail length of 2” to 5” long. The upper portion of body and tail is a medium to dark brown colour with a white underside.


Cycle:

They will have approximately 3-4 litters a year. The gestation period is typically 21 to 24 days producing 3 to 5 mice per litter.


Habit and Behaviour:

Deer mice come out at night to feed. They are excellent climbers and will invade structures seeking food and shelter. Deer Mice are the rodents most commonly associated with the Hantavirus, which can be dangerous to humans.

House Mouse

House Mouse:


Appearance:

House mice will be 3” to 4” long with a grey body.


Cycle:

Females have approximately 8 litters per year. The gestation period is typically 21 days producing an average of 6 mice per litter.


Habit and Behaviour:

They are excellent climbers and can jump. They will invade structures and nest in dark secluded areas.

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