Rats and mice can spread diseases to humans such as Salmonella, Listeria and Leptospirosis to name a few. They can also cause structural damages, causing serious fires, floods and other safety hazard by gnawing through pipes, cables and other materials.
- The Brown Rat measures about 23cm long without measuring the tail and has a blunt muzzle, hair covered ears and shorter tail.
- A Black rat is smaller, has a pointed muzzle and large hairless ears and a long thin tail.
- The House Mouse vary from light brown to grey and measures about 6-9cm.