Animal Droppings in Kansas City Metro Homes

If you find animal droppings in your Kansas City Metro home, it's important to pause and evaluate the situation. Animal droppings carry diseases that may harm you or your family. 

What do Mouse Droppings Look Like?

  • Animal droppings in Kansas City Metro¼” in length
  • tapered on the ends
  • dark brown or black in color
  • consistent in shape and size

You will likely find them dispersed around your attic or home. 

How do you Distinguish Rat Droppings?          

Rat dropping are similar to mouse dropping, but they're a little larger at about ½” in length. They are cylindrical in shape and dark brown. In contrast to mouse droppings, you will find them likely concentrated in one area. 

What do Squirrel Droppings Look Like?

Squirrel droppings are larger than mouse and rat droppings. They are 

  • 3/8 – 1” long
  • 1/8” in diameter
  • different colors such as beige, brown, green, and black.

They will be spread out in your attic or home. 

Bat Droppings

If you find droppings in your attic, and you think you've heard bats flying around, you maybe be wondering, what do bat droppings look like?

Bat droppings are similar in size and shape to mouse droppings but may be irregular from one to the next. You will likely find them in piles because of how bats sleep.

  • ¼” in length
  • tapered on the ends
  • dark brown or black in color

You can distinguish bat droppings from rodent droppings based on how they behave under pressure. If you take the dropping in a tissue and it crumbles easily, it was made by a bat. 

raccoon dropping removal in Kansas City MetroRaccoon Droppings

Raccoons are one of the most destructive animals with their droppings. Raccoons leave their droppings in one pile. This pile adds up quickly and creates lasting damage in your attic or crawlspace. Raccoon dropping piles are called latrines. These latrines soil the insulation in the area, ruin the drywall, and can cause structural issues. The feces can also contain bugs and diseases, which are other health hazards to your home and family. 

What do raccoon droppings look like?

Raccoon droppings are tubular and longer in length. They are dark brown but can have color variation as raccoons have a diverse diet. You will find raccoon droppings in piles called latrines because raccoons use the same place over and over as their bathroom. 

Dangers of Animal Droppings in your Kansas City Metro Home

Animal droppings carry diseases which is a danger to your safety. Common diseases carried by animal droppings include:

  • hantavirus
  • salmonella
  • lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM).

Proper removal of animal fecal matter involves the use of masks and gloves to prevent exposure, and infested buildings should be aired out after being sanitized to prevent respiratory infection. The only way to make sure of safe and complete removal of the issue is to employ professional wildlife control specialists to treat the mouse infestation.

If you find animal droppings in your Kansas City Metro home, you likely have a wildlife infestation to handle as well. The experts at Critter Control of Kansas City Metro will do a full evaluation of your home to determine where the wildlife are entering, how to eradicate them for good, and how to repair the damage they left behind--including dropping removal. Call today! Kansas: 913.912.8985 or Missouri: 816.654.6922