Deer Mouse

Deer Mouse

Deer Mouse-Peromyscus Maniculatus

Color-Brown, with white feet and underbelly  /   Shape-Round   /   Legs-4   /   Size-5 to 8 inches long

Region- Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The deer mouse prefers the outdoors in sheltered areas of Calgary such as hollow logs and piles of debris. They can squeeze in through areas as small as a pencil so it is almost impossible to find their route indoors.  This is why prevention is the key to mouse control.  When the deer mouse comes indoors, it prefers undisturbed areas such as attics.  The deer mouse is to be noted because it transmits the potentially fatal Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome through contact with mouse carcasses, or by breathing in aerosolized urine droplets of infected deer mice.