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This is What Mice Droppings Actually Look Like

Updated: May 30

Amazingly, there is still a lot of confusion about what mice droppings actually look like,

So here it is!

Mice Droppings

Mice droppings are small pellets usually black but can be brown. The size of the droppings can vary depending on the age and size of the mouse. Fresh droppings will be shiny and soft, compared to old droppings that are dull in colour and stiff.

Mouse droppings can be found spread throughout their route around your property, the size, amount and location of the droppings can sometimes be used by a professional pest control technician to determine the extent of an infestation and place of entry points.


Comparing Mice Droppings

What mice droppings actually look like alongside rice grain and rat droppings:

  • Mice droppings compared to rice grain

  • Mice droppings compared to rat droppings

  • Coffee beans compared to rat droppings

Although in some cases the size and shape of the droppings may differ,



In conclusion, mice droppings, once you know what they look like, are noticeably quite smaller compared to rat droppings. Although in some cases the size and colour of the droppings may differ, you should still be able to determine if you have mice or rats by assessing the size of the droppings.

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