The White-footed Mouse has a pointed nose, black eyes, and a tail that is at least as long as its body, often longer. The white-footed mouse can be brown, red, or gray on top and is white on its underside, legs and feet.
White-footed mice are usually solitary, coming together only during mating season and then separating to live alone. They prefer to live in or near wooded areas where they feed on small insects, seeds and nuts, roots, and in the fall they store food near their nest for winter.
The white-footed mouse is a common host for the black-legged tick, which carries Lyme disease, and there have been a few cases reported of white-footed mice carrying the Hantavirus.
Brown, red or gray
Seal openings to your home, use airtight containers when storing fabrics in basements, garages or outdoor sheds. Never sweep mice droppings, get professional advice before cleaning.
The white-footed mouse is most active in spring, fall and winter.