Deer Mice

“DiGangi-Deermouse” by 6th Happiness – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons

The deer mouse is found in rural areas and rarely invades residential homes. Deer mice are of medical concern because they are common carriers of Hantavirus.


The deer mouse prefers the outdoors.


The deer mouse makes its home outdoors. Sheltered areas such as hollow tree logs or piles of debris make the ideal deer mouse habitat. On the rare occasions the deer mouse comes indoors, it prefers undisturbed areas such as attics.

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