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Field Mice

Field Mice are active year-round, although they are most active during the spring and fall when temperatures are mild.

Field mice, also known as meadow voles, are small rodents that are found in fields, meadows, and forests throughout North America. They are typically brown or gray in color, with short tails and small ears.


Field mice are herbivores, feeding on a variety of plant materials such as grass, seeds, and bark. They are active year-round, although they are most active during the spring and fall when temperatures are mild.

Field mice are known for their rapid reproductive rates and ability to reproduce at a young age. They can have up to 10 litters per year, with each litter consisting of up to 10 offspring. This means that populations of field mice can grow quickly, and they can cause damage to crops and gardens.

Field mice are preyed upon by a variety of predators, including hawks, owls, snakes, and other small carnivorous mammals. They are also known to carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans, such as Lyme disease and hantavirus.

Control of field mice populations often involves trapping and removal of the rodents, as well as habitat modification to discourage their presence. Prevention measures include sealing off entry points to buildings and removing potential food sources such as birdseed and pet food.

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