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Rats & Mice

Scientific name: Rattus & Mus


Average size: Mice are small – about 3-4inches, and rats tend to be much larger – about 9-11inches

Commonly found: In dark places and near food, trashcans and dumpsters

Diet: They are omnivorous but prefer to eat carbohydrates and fruits

General characteristics and facts:

  • Vary in color from white to brown to grey. Rats can also be black
  • They are nocturnal and tend to be timid
  • A rat’s coat is usually greasy and will leave grease marks behind on surfaces it’s touched
  • They can carry various diseases
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