Looking at the picture above, were you able to tell if it’s a rat or a mouse? Even if you did, you might have taken a while to guess it right? However, both of these rodents are quick, so you will only have at least a split second to differentiate them. So what are the other ways to tell the difference between rats and mice?

Size

One easy way to differentiate them is to look at their size, rats are larger than mice. The size of an adult rat ranges from 6 to 9 inches while the size of an adult mouse ranges from 2 to 5 inches.

Behaviour

Mice tend to be bolder than rats when it comes to looking for a place to stay. It is easier to catch a mouse than a rat with traps as rats are more cautious about their surroundings.

With these tips, it will be easier to tell what kind of rodent you are dealing with. However, one should not neglect in getting rid of these rodents as they can cause serious damage or even endanger your life. These rodents are sometimes responsible for causing a fire to break out by biting on wires. So if you see either of these rodents roaming around your home, call a professional down to handle them.