House Mouse

House Mouse

  • Less than 10 cm long and light grey to dark in color
  • Have pointed noses and large ears
  • Droppings are dark brown pellets about 6 mm

Norway Rats

Norway Rats

  • Also known as a sewer rat or brown rat
  • Heavy thick body about 20-25 cm long with a long tail

Roof Rats

Roof Rats

  • Roof rats are brown with black intermixed with gray, white or black underside
  • Approximately 16 inches in total length (6-8" body plus 6-8" tail)
  • Roof rats are smaller than Norway rats and are often found in the upper parts of buildings.

Voles

Voles

  • Approximately 4-9" in length including the tail
  • Gray or brown fur
  • Blunt nose and tiny eyes
  • Typically feed on plants found in gardens
  • Known for damaging grass, bulbs, trees and plant roots
  • Create complex burrow systems
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