Rodent Pest Management

Asked September 25, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

I have rodent (deer mouse) infestation in our buildings. I wish to protect our employees from Hantavirus and one tier of our program is to follow a pest management plan. Do you have some examples that target deer mice?

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Follow the IPM plan for house mouse to control deer mice, noting that the deer mouse prefers to live in rural areas such as fields and pastures around buildings. It moves indoors when it gets cold outside. This includes repairing/sealing all openings that allow entrance; removing clutter and debris that could harbor mice; and storing foods in pest-proof containers with lids. Be sure the follow the recommendations from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when cleaning up any mouse feces (http://www.cdc.gov/rodents/cleaning/index.html).