Where Are Deer Mice Found?

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.

Why are There Mice in My House?

House mice can be found all across America and often in our homes too. House mice often gain access to human structures during the colder months to seek shelter from the cold temperatures and find convenient food sources. Eagle Pest Services will share how to identify and practice proper exclusion to help keep house mice out of your home.

Termites Are Active in Winter!

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.

Why Are There Clover Mites in My House?

Clover mites are considered a nuisance pest that are often found in homes and businesses during the fall and spring months although they can also be seen on sunny days in the winter. Clover mites are small, similar in size to the head of a pin with red to red-brown bodies. When crushed, they will leave behind tiny red spots. Clover mites do not cause damage inside homes and unlike other types of mites they do not seek a blood meal from either humans or animals. The mite’s primary food source is the sap from grass but they will also feed on different types of plants. During the cooler weather, Clover mites can often be seen in large numbers on windows, tree trunks and a variety of other surfaces in search of a safe place to hide. Often times they will crawl into gaps around foundation walls, under siding, roofing, or gaps around windows. Homeowners often find them on window sills and walls located on the sunny side of their property in large numbers. Although extremely cold weather slows down mite activity, it will resume as soon as the weather begins to warm up. Once active, the mites will begin their journey to return to the lawns where they will begin to feed again.