Deer Mice ( Peromyscus spp.) Biology, Damage and Management:A Review

@inproceedings{Witmer2012DeerM,
  title={Deer Mice ( Peromyscus spp.) Biology, Damage and Management:A Review},
  author={Gary W. Witmer and Rachael S. Moulton},
  year={2012}
}
The deer mouse is the most widely distributed and abundant small mammal in North America. They use a wide array of habitats, are very adaptable, and have a high reproductive potential. They play a number of roles in ecosystems, but can cause damage to orchards, forests, agriculture crops, and rangelands primarily through seed and newly-emerged seedling consumption. They also cause damage similar to house mice when they occupy buildings or other structures. Deer mice are important components in… 
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