While many exterminating companies may lump mice and rats into one category, we realize that there are distinctive differences between the two—and those differences can be the key to successful rodent control.
Deer mice prefer to dwell in woodlands. If a deer mouse is infesting your home, it will likely be nesting in your attic, basement, or crawlspace, as these spaces are similar to their preferred nesting space in hollow logs or tree holes.
House mice are smaller than rats, around 2-4 inches long and may travel through small cracks and openings in the house. While they are not known to be hostile, they may be harmful since their feces and urine can transmit diseases.
Norway rats have brown or gray fur and a tail that's shorter than their head and body. They live in underground nests but may travel into the house for food. If you spot Norway Rats during the day you may be dealing with an infestation.