Field Mouse


Actual Size:  2–7″ long including the tail

Characteristics:  Range in color from brown or black to white. Tails vary in length.

Habitat: Live in fields or grassy areas.


  • Field mice are infamous for their ability to get into homes and nest inside attics, walls, and voids.
  • They can cause extensive damage indoors.
  • They are extremely curious, highly aware of their surroundings, and love to explore.

Field Mice in San Angelo

Field mice include the commonly talked about house mice, along with a number of other species. They vary in color, size, and behavior, but prefer to live outdoors. When these mice get inside, they typically do so through doors/windows, holes in roofs, and more. They are notorious for their ability to jump, swim, and gnaw. Field mice can cause a lot of damage indoors by contaminating food, chewing on wires and other items, and carrying ticks or mice.

Field Mouse Habitat

As their name implies, field mice live in fields or grassy areas. They make their nest in gardens, wooden areas, or parks. Field mice will store food in their underground nest, called burrows. Like most animals, they are attracted to anywhere food sources are easily available. 

Field Mouse Behaviors, Threats, or Dangers

Field mice are often driven indoors looking for food and shelter. Once inside, they can spread disease or contaminate food with their droppings or urine. They also can gnaw through wires, insulation, papers, and more when they are nesting. Seeing gnaw marks, tracks, or rub marks left from their fur are the first signs of a problem. They are good hiders, and controlling an infestation almost always requires professional help