Meadow mice are typically found living outdoors and rarely come into homes and other buildings, but when they do, they will come in on the first floor. They live outside in areas where there is cover from thick vegetation or in fields next to lakes, ponds, streams, and swamp lands. They create their burrow underneath loose soil, in lawns, under piles of dead leaves or grass, and underneath mulch. Meadow mice live, nest, and store food in their burrows.
Meadow mice are mostly active at night and feed mainly on plants. Their diet consists of steams, leaves, roots, flowers, seeds, fruits, bark of trees, and sometimes insects and other small animals. Meadow mice don’t pose any real known health risks to people, but they can be responsible for costly and extensive damages to lawns, plants, agricultural crops, and trees (feeding on the bark).