Rats Vs. Mice; Whats the difference?

I could never tell the difference between mice and rats, I just assumed here in Florida we only had mice and in New York, they had rats. Why did I think that? Who knows, but the fact is we do have rats here in Brevard County as well as mice. Here are some ways that you can tell the difference.

Rats are very careful, they will avoid things in their way and mice are curious (like cats, oddly enough) and will check things out, look around, climb over and through things. That’s why people usually keep mice as pets as opposed to rats.

Mice tend to have small feet and heads and big ears, they are kind of adorable honestly. Rats have larger bodies and longer talls…if you’ve ever seen the movie The Secret of Nimh, even though its a cartoon the depictions of rats and mice are pretty accurate.

Mice are scared of rats because rats will kill and eat them, gross right? But think about it like this; there’s always a bigger predator out there that will attack and eat something.

Mice and rats are nocturnal creatures, they both have bad eyesight but they have a heightened sense of smell and of course sound.

Both animals are invaders, they breed rapidly and will infest your attic, garage and home in a very short amount of time. Here at Centurian our technicians are specially trained to handle rat and mice infestations in a fast, humane way. If you think you have an issue with these little critters, give us a call for a free home inspection!