House Mouse and Rat Dropping ID

Hi folks! Thanks for "dropping" by. Below is a chart to help you identify the difference between mouse and rat droppings. As you can see the Norway Rat and the Roof Rat can go by many different names, and their droppings are much larger than the House Mouse.

The size of the droppings from the House Mouse (as with Rats) will vary, depending on the amount and type of food the animal is eating.

Having mice is NOT better than having rats! If you see any droppings in your home (basement too), you must start to take immediate action. Any wild animal (especially rodents: animals that gnaw), living in your home are not just a health hazard, but something much worse. A fire hazard.

Please Note: Roof rats are much less common than Norway rats.