Appearance: The adult house mouse is small and slender and about 1-2 inches long. The house mouse has large ears, pointed nose and small eyes. The fur color varies, but it is usually a light grey or brown, but could be darker shades. The adult roof rat has a pointed nose, long ears, and its tail is longer than its body. They are agile, and extremely good climbers.
Habitat: House mice live in and around homes, farms, commercial establishments, as well as in open fields and agricultural lands. Roof rats live in attics, eaves, and small spaces.
Diet: Feeds on weeds, seeds, or insects.
Other: House mice contaminate food sources with their saliva and feces, and damage many structural materials, including wood, fiberglass, insulation, etc. and may pose a fire hazard if chewing on electrical wiring.