Winchester Pest Control
Winchester Pest Control

Winchester Pest Control

 Integrated Pest Management

 Telephone - 781-729-1893

Deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus)
Deer Mouse - General Information
 The adult deer mouse is about 2 ¾" to 4" in body length (tail length is 2" to 5" long) and sharply bi-colored with gray to deep reddish brown on top and white below (including the tail).

 The life span is usually about 2 to 24 months because of high predation. The average litter size is 3 to 5. There are 2 to 4 litters per year, with a female's pregnancy lasting an average of 21 to 24 days. The young will begin to breed at 5 to 6 weeks of age.

 * Deer mice are of medical concern because they are the primary carriers of Hantavirus, which will cause the potentially lethal Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) to develop. This virus is transmitted primarily by the inhalation of dust particles contaminated with the urine and/or feces from infected deer mice. The incubation period of this disease is up to 30 days. If death is to occur, it will happen within about 12 to 35 days after contracting the disease.

Please refer to the ~ Rodents - General Information ~ section.