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The Difference Between Rats and Mice

Pest Control, La Plata, MDPest Control, La Plata, MDRats and mice are both rodents but third cousins at best. If your home or business has rodents, you want to clearly identify the invasive rodent in order to control and get rid of it. However, most non-professionals can’t accurately identify and trap rodents because they don’t know which kind of rodent trap to apply. Barefoot Pest Control is known as a highly effective service for rodent pest control in La Plata, MD.

As animals, both rats and mice are considered unwanted pests. Both of them carry germs, search for constant sources of food, and cause damage wherever they decide to nest. They both reproduce incessantly and make themselves comfortable any place there is water and food.

There are a few stand-out points that help to tell a mouse from a rat. For example, if you have time to look at a rodent’s tail, you’ll notice that mice have hairy tails while rat tails are hairless and often peeling or flaky. Additional ways rats and mice differ from each other are in appearance, behavior, and diet, as mentioned in the following comparisons:


  • The color of mice is white, brown, or gray. They weigh under pound and have droopy ears.
  • Rats are larger than mice; they can be up to 15 inches long. They can be white, gray, black, or brown.


  • Rats are shrewd, careful, and tend to avoid unfamiliar items. They eat any kind of human food, including meat, fruit, and starches.
  • Mice are curious and can be easily lured with traps set into their paths.


  • Rats eat anything and everything.
  • Cereal, grains, and plants are the foods of choice for mice.

The sooner you get the proper controls you need, the less time you provide for the rodents to populate.

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When your doorbell rings, you can be confident that the person Barefoot Pest Control has sent to your home to take care of your control and extermination is a true professional. We carefully screen, background check, and conduct lengthy interviews with prospective employees. Barefoot Pest Control technicians also undergo extensive training, both in the classroom and on the job with a mentor, before they are allowed to work on their own. You can rest easy knowing that your problem is in good hands with Barefoot Pest Control.

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Very prompt service. Explained evertything and addressed all of our concerns. Called on a Wednesday and they came out on Friday. Highly recommended.

  • November 28th, 2019

Very knowledgable about all types of insects and ways to rid of them. Personable and straightforward.

  • July 29th, 2019
About Barefoot Pest Control

About Us

Barefoot Pest Control has proudly been providing expert pest control and bed bug control in Waldorf for over 7 years. During this time we've helped over 20,000 homeowners manage and exterminate their pest problems.

Barefoot Pest Control is a Waldorf locally owned and operated company; we take pride in servicing the community that we live in. We value your time, so when you call we'll schedule an inspection or service time that is convenient for you.

Our technicians are thoroughly screened during our interview process. We only hire professionals we would want to service our own homes. We background check and drug test all employees and make new hires go through extensive training both in the classroom and on the job before they can service a home or business alone. We also believe in and practice continuing education, ensuring our technicians are always providing the best service possible. You can rest easy knowing that when your door bell rings Barefoot Pest Control has sent a true professional to resolve your Waldorf pest issue.

Barefoot Pest Control provides a zero obligation free inspection and estimate in Waldorf. Our technicians will take the time and care to thoroughly explain the treatment options best suited for your particular problem. Our professional service is convenient as well as effective.

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We conduct a thorough home inspection. We will identify the source of your pest problem.


We put together a plan that best fits your home in order to eliminate and protect against pest.


We exterminate your pest problem.