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Common Rodents

DEER MICE

Deer mice (or field mice) are brown with a white underbelly and feet.  Deer mice tend to nest outdoors; in sheds, long grass, debris etc. and rarely enter inside.  When they do, typical nesting sites are in garages, attics, and crawl spaces.  They feed on nuts, berries, or insects; but will feed on human food as it is available.  Deer mice are carriers of the Hantavirus, a dangerous pulmonary syndrome.

HOUSE MICE

House mice  are light to dark brown and are most comfortable indoors where they commonly infest.  House mice thankfully do not carry  Hantavirus, but their droppings and urine can be allergenic, and are sometimes accompanied by parasitic organisms like ticks and fleas.  Detection for mice is relatively simple:  Wherever droppings are, there are mice.  Under sinks, under stoves, corners of garages, pantry floors, and closets are areas to inspect for possible mice activity.

VOLES

Voles (also known as meadow mice) are very similar to mice, only longer, typically adults reach up to 7 inches long. These rodents live outdoors and rarely infest inside. They feed on seeds primarily, and create characteristic runways on the surface of the ground among grass or any like material. Voles also burrow, leaving silver dollar size holes in the ground. Unlike gophers, voles do not create mounds of dirt as they tunnel.

GOPHERS

Gophers are relatively large rodents that tunnel through the ground, leaving large mounds of dirt on the surface of the ground in their wake.  Traditionally, gophers are found in rural areas near alfalfa or other agricultural fields, but can often be found in turf grass in urban areas.  Left unchecked, gophers can feed on and kill ornamental plants, and also cause unsightly dirt mounds in otherwise carefully manicured lawns.

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Our pest control services are also available in Boise, Garden City, Eagle, Emmett, Meridian, Kuna, Nampa, Melba, Middleton, Star, Marsing, Homedale, Caldwell and Mountain Home.

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