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Deer Mice

When a pest control service technician says the words, “deer mice,” they can instantly see concern in the eyes of clients. There is legitimate fear about Hantavirus — deer mice are known carriers. There is an approximate 50% mortality rate if you are affected by Hantavirus. Hantavirus is spread by contact with the urine and droppings, and breathing dust raised during the cleanup of droppings can cause serious illnesses. The strategy for eliminating deer mice is the same as the common house mouse. The clean up process for deer mice requires the expertise of a professional pest control service technician.

Professional Deer Mice Exterminator – Calgary – Deer Mice Treatment Service
403-475-6523
Peregrine Pest Control – Deer Mice Removal – Calgary & area 
All our deer mice treatment technicians are licensed applicators in the province of Alberta.
Peregrine Pest Control is Quality Pro Certified and Contractor Check Certified.
*Our Calgary deer mice removal team has 30+ years of combined experience
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WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Like the common house mouse, deer mice feed heavily on seeds, insects, household garbage and food found in our kitchens. Deer mice are nocturnal. When seen during the day, it is an indication of high rodent infestation and/or a sign that rodenticides are in use. In the corners of cupboards, under sinks, behind refrigerators and behind stoves, one can see mouse droppings with the naked eye. The easiest way to identify a deer mouse is by looking for a white belly and white feet. Once you’ve identified that you have deer mice and/or mouse droppings, each situation should be treated as if the Hantavirus is live. At this time, you should consult your pest control service technician at Peregrine for the right advice to eliminate the deer mouse infestation and to clean up the area safely.

How to Identify a Deer Mouse

It is brown or grey in colour, with white belly and feet. The underside of the tail is white, which is perhaps the easiest way to distinguish between a deer mouse and a house mouse. The deer mouse is a carrier of the Hantavirus.

OUR SOLUTION

Solving a deer mouse issue can be hard work. At Peregrine, we focus on three things to solve a deer mouse infestation. Firstly, providing a rodent-free environment in a professional and timely manner. Secondly, providing the tools and knowledge a client needs to minimize infestation from happening again. Mice are about 20% of our workload — we know mice come in waves. We always provide a minimum of two services when dealing with mice issues. This is because we don’t know how many mice you have until the pest control service technician returns for a follow-up service. The primary tool we use to eliminate mice from structures is tamper resistant bait stations containing a commercial rodenticide. On occasion, we also use snap traps, glueboards, and mechanical devices. On the exterior of the property, the service technician focuses on identifying and sealing, at ground level, minor holes around taps, gas lines, vents and other fixtures. Recommendations are provided for larger items to be repaired, such as garage door seals, side door seals, vent covers, etc. The goal is to remove the opportunity for mice to enter the structure. Thirdly, an action plan needs to be put in place to clean and remove any evidence of rodent droppings, urine, and carcasses from the deer mouse infestation.

COMMON CONCERNS

What is the best way to clean and remove deer mouse droppings, urine, and dead carcasses?

This is best left to the services of a professional pest control service technician. At Peregrine, our pest control service technicians have the right tools, including full face mask respirators, commercial vacuum cleaners, commercial cleaning agents, disposable coveralls and protective clothing to ensure the individual is protected during the clean up process and that all accessible mouse droppings, urine, and carcasses are removed properly.

How does someone contract Hantavirus?

Hantavirus can be present in the urine, droppings, and carcass of the deer mouse. It is important to understand that not every deer mouse is a carrier; however, it is best to treat every deer mouse situation as if hantavirus is present
Imagine you have a cottage that isn’t used during winter. You arrive in the spring and you open the door; instantly there is a pressure change in the air. Is there mouse urine mixed in the dust on the floor that has just gone airborne? Sweeping can also release the virus into the air. You see a dead mouse in the corner and pick it up with a paper towel, thereby exposing yourself to the virus that is potentially on the carcass. Hantavirus is invisible to us and can easily be breathed in or picked up by touching the wrong surface. Always use caution and if you aren’t sure, contact your local pest control service technician for the right advice.

What is the best tool to use to solve a deer mouse infestation?

The most efficient tool to use to solve a deer mouse infestation is commercial rodenticides. The mouse poison should be placed in tamper-resistant bait stations. Always read the label and follow the product’s directions. In Canada, the label is the law. Other tools such as snap traps and live traps can be helpful in solving a mouse infestation. These tools are more hands-on and require more time and effort to produce a successful result.


Professional Deer Mice Exterminator – Calgary – Deer Mice Treatment Service
403-475-6523
Peregrine Pest Control – Deer Mice Removal – Calgary & area 
All our deer mice treatment technicians are licensed applicators in the province of Alberta.
Peregrine Pest Control is Quality Pro Certified and Contractor Check Certified.
*Our Calgary deer mice removal team has 30+ years of combined experience
Check out the Peregrine Pest Control team here


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Unwanted mouse (...or mice??)

Once we noticed there was a mouse (mice?) problem, we had the owner out the very next day to set the traps and walk our house with us. He reviewed everything we needed to know in detail. Will be getting our 30 day follow-up later this month to confirm that the problem has been removed. Currently on day 2 of no droppings – here’s keeping our fingers crossed.

HeidiCalgary
Efficient, professional, respectful

The customer care representative did a thorough search of our home, inside and out, set safe traps in strategic locations, and explained the process clearly to me. They’ll return in 30 days, and then again in another 60 to make sure our house remains pest free. Peregrine were recommended to me, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone dealing with mice in your home.

Rachel S.Calgary
Fantastic service!

Nick with Peregrine Pest Control is a very professional man who knows his mice! He was quick to contact me when I first put in my cry for help and has been very organized and punctual with maintenance and return visits. I would, and have, recommended Peregrine to friends and family.

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