As long as body - up to 4 inches
Small head & slender body; elongated snout
Furry & do not stick out much above the hair on the head
Relatively large eyes
¼ inch long; corkscrew shaped; dark color
Signs of Shrew Damage
Shrews are primarily outdoor pests of ornamental and turf areas. Only occasionally do they enter homes and buildings - usually in basements and ground floor areas.
Thus, shrew control should be directed toward the exterior of the home.
Shrews will run along tunnels or runways created by Moles & Voles.
This constant travel will create defined surface runways & tunnels through turf areas measuring about 1.5 to 2 inches.
Sounds & Odors
During the winter, when animal material is scarce, shrews dig into trunks and roots, killing or damaging the trees or shrubs.