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"Keep clutter both indoors and outdoors to a minimum by properly disposing of unused or damaged objects. Limiting these conditions can decrease deer mice activity."

Deer Mouse Control: How To Get Rid of Deer Mice

This page is a general Deer Mouse control guide. Using the products and methods suggested you will get control of Deer Mice. Follow this guide and use the recommended products and we guarantee 100% control of Deer Mice.

Deer Mice, also known as field mice, can be a problem for homeowners and businesses.

Deer Mice can range in size from 2 to 3 inches. They are called Deer Mice because they are similar in appearance to Deer. They have brown fur on the top and white fur on the bottom where the belly is located. They are also agile and quick like Deer.

They are commonly found in woody areas, close to forests and dense vegetation. They appear more in rural areas close to farms and crops but could visit residential homes if they are located close to woody areas, or in the edge of forests and uninhabited areas.

There are many reasons why Deer Mice might invade a home. Many times they are looking for food and stumble upon homes, but the main reason has to be to weather out winter. Deer Mice tend to overwinter in homes and buildings to survive the cold months.

Deer Mice pose serious health hazards to humans. Deer Mice are known carriers of Hantavirus, which they can spread through their feces, urine, and saliva. They can also destroy furniture, clothing, walls, and might even create electrical fires by chewing on wiring.


Identification is the first step in control. Before you can treat you need to make sure you're dealing with Deer Mice. Below we'll describe some of the common characteristics that set Deer Mice apart from other rodents.

  • Deer Mice can measure about 2 to 3 inches in length and have long tails that adds another 2 to 3 inches in length.
  • Compared to other rodents, deer mice have large ears and large black eyes.
  • Their top fur is brown and their underside and lower portion is white.
  • Very agile and quick.


Inspection is crucial for control. Before you can apply treatment you need to areas where Deer Mice are possibly harboring or using as nests. During the inspection, you will focus on finding these problem areas where Deer Mice are common.

Where To Inspect

Start your inspection indoors search in the kitchen, bathroom, attic, basements, and garages. Look in cabinets, pantries, behind appliances, and under sinks in the kitchen. In the garage look behind equipment, storage items, and close to baseboards. In attic or basements, move clutter around and inspect for wall voids, cracks and crevices, and close to baseboards

Outside check your lawn in your flower beds, close to bird feeders, and in your backyard.

What To Look For

You're looking for Deer Mice activity. Indoors this includes foul smells (like urine), chewed openings, smear marks, fur left behind in wall voids, and the Deer Mice themselves. At night you might also hear them moving around and chewing throughout your home. Deer Mice have a tendency to eat grains and seeds, so inspect your food products for any signs of chewing. In your home inspect the baseboards and look for smear marks (their bodies are greasy and leave a greasy film behind). Search your home for any foul odors, and more importantly for their droppings which are about 1/4 of an inch in size or smaller and have pointed ends.

Outside you're looking for areas where the grass or vegetation has been compacted down and creates a sort of runways for mice to move through. Deer Mice have also been known to create burrows underground, so search your lawn and backyard for possible holes in the ground where Deer Mice might be burrowing. Once you have discovered Deer Mice activity (smells, chew marks, chewed openings or wall voids, feces) this is where you will apply the treatment.


Once you have discovered Deer Mice activity it is time to begin treatment. Remember to read all product labels and follow the application instructions on these labels and stay safe by wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).

To eliminate a deer mouse infestation, use traps designed to make rodent control easy and effective, like the Solutions Easy Set Snap Traps and Pro Glue Trays. Our Easy Set Snap Traps offer a clean and quick kill for those looking for a pragmatic approach.

Step 1: Use Traps Indoors and Outdoors

To set up, bait the Solutions Easy Set Snap Trap's pressure plate, and simply pull back on the upright bar until the trap locks into place.

There are many foods that rodents are attracted to, but it’s best to use something sticky like peanut butter so the mouse cannot lift the bait away.

When set properly, any rodent that activates the trap will be killed instantly. Indoors, set traps directly in areas where rodent activity has been observed.

Outdoors, we recommend you pair this trap with a Solutions Tamper-Proof Bait Station. The bait station will safely house the armed trap without posing a danger to any non-target animals.

Step 2: Set Glue Traps

We also recommend you use Solutions Pro Glue Trays as an additional method of trapping rodents. These traps are pre-baited with a peanut butter scent to lure rodents to its powerful and sticky glue.

To set up the Solutions Pro Glue Trays, simply remove the trays from the package, pull the trays apart, and they’re ready to place. The Glue Tray’s flat design even allows it to be placed underneath furniture for more discreet trapping.

We recommend you use both types of traps, not just to cover more ground, but to also get around bait shyness, which can be observed in many rodent species. Most households may need about 12 of each for effective control. Be sure to set traps about 5 to 10 feet away from each other where you’ve seen rodent activity.

Check traps once a day to see if cleanup is necessary. After setting up traps and bait, it may take several weeks to see a noticeable reduction in pest activity.


After deer mice have been eliminated from your property, you want to prevent these rodents from returning. The best way to stop deer mice is to follow these preventative measures:

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  • For the best results, these prevention strategies should be employed before or soon after you set up traps to prevent further deer mice from coming indoors.
  • First, make your property less conducive to rodent activity. Trim away overgrown shrubbery, and regularly mow your grass to its proper height to reduce any possible pest harborages. Seal away any pet food or bird seed into airtight plastic containers, as well as any other food in cardboard or paper packaging. Clean and organize your storage spaces by removing items from the floor and onto shelves away from any rodents’ reach.
  • Once your property is cleaned, look around the perimeter of your home and seal any entry points you may find. Deer mice are able to fit through small openings and even chew their way in. Mice can fit through holes as small as a dime. Any tight cracks, crevices, and voids can be sealed with Sealator Pro Expanding Foam or stuffed with Stuf-Fit Copper Mesh. To get these products as well as any traps with free shipping, don’t forget to check out the links in the description.
  • Finally, ensure your garage door creates a tight seal when closed all the way. Any spacing will need to be corrected with a door sweep or door threshold.

Key Takeaways

What Are Deer Mice

  • Deer mice are small white-footed mice that live outdoors, but can come inside if the weather is cold.

How to Get Rid of Deer Mice

  • Get rid of deer mice by using a combination of glue and snap traps for indoor and outdoors sites.

Preventing Deer Mice Reinfestation

  • Prevent deer mice from returning with regular yard maintenance and sealing all outdoor openings with caulk and copper mesh.
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