Deer mice look cute, but they can be dangerous. They can be found in sheltered outdoor areas that include hollow logs and piles of debris. In your home they will build nests in stuffed furniture, drawers and in wall voids. Deer mice have large, black eyes and a pointed nose. They have large ears without a lot of fur on them. They are round and slender, and measure roughly 3 to 7 inches long. Deer mice are bicolored with light-brown coloring on the top with a white belly and white feet. They have a short tail that is also bicolored. It’s dark on top and light at the bottom and can measure 2 to 5 inches long. They are more common in the spring and summer.
The cold winter months often cause many different living creatures to hibernate or fall dormant until the cold temperatures climb back up. Pests are included, often giving people a relief from their annoying habits and infestations. There are still quite a few pests that still run rampant all year long, however, and they are often the ones that cause a lot of concern. Just because it has grown cold and we are in the midst of winter, doesn’t mean you can let your guard down. Termites are one of the many pests that are vigilant all year long and they subsequently, cause the most destruction on homes and businesses. Reported termite infestations have cost home and business owners in the U.S. alone billions of dollars a year due to the damage they cause consuming the wood and other cellulose materials used to construct buildings and possessions. At this time, we at Eagle Pest Services would like to discuss termite general habits during the winter.