Your wildlife is gone, but what about the droppings left behind? Animals like mice and rats will leave around 75 droppings per day. When you have a family of them living in your home, this adds up. Other animals like raccoons will use one part of your attic as a latrine, making a pile of feces that causes quite the health hazard to your home, as well as causing stains and unnecessary odors.
Small animals like rodents will burrow into your insulation and leave their feces in there as well. Anytime there are animal droppings in your home, especially in your insulation, it’s important to call a professional.
What diseases do animal droppings cause?
Animal droppings can cause illness and disease if not handled properly. Some of those diseases include hantavirus, e. coli, hookworm, psittacosis, among others. When the experts at Critter Control of Cape Cod remove the animal droppings in your home, we use specialized methods and cleaning products that are recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure your home is safe for you and your family again.
What does mouse poop look like?
Mouse poop is about 1/4" long, tapered on the end, and scattered about. It is dark brown in color. In comparison, rat poop will be a bit larger, at about 3/4" in length. Likely spots to find mouse poop include your attic, basement, and sources of open food such as in your pantry.
What does squirrel poop look like?
As squirrels have a diverse diet of leaves, nuts, and more, squirrels will have multi-colored poop. It may be beige, brown, green, black, or a variation of those colors. Squirrel poop is between 1/2" and 1" in length. Squirrel droppings are thicker than mouse and rat droppings.
What does bat poop look like?
Bat poop looks very similar to mouse poop, but you'll likely find it in a large pile. This is because bats sleep in groups upside down, leaving large piles. Bat poop is also called guano.
What does raccoon poop look like?
Raccoon poop is usually 2-3" long, and found in piles. Raccoons tend to use the same place over and over to leave their droppings, and this is called a latrine.
What do I do if I find animal droppings in my home?
If you find wildlife feces in your home, it means that you most likely have wildlife animals living in your home. There are many ways to remove the animals yourself, but the safest method for you and the animal is to call a professional.
The experts at Critter Control of Cape Cod handle wildlife and their droppings every day, so we know what tools to use to safely and effectively clean your home from wildlife droppings.
If you need help removing the animal droppings in your home, or if you have questions about wildlife control, call Critter Control of Cape Cod today at 508.690.0076 for a FREE phone estimate!