You may have come across a pile of animal poop in your attic, and you may be wondering what animal it belongs to. No matter what animal it is, it is important you don’t attempt to remove the poop yourself. Wildlife droppings can cause many illnesses, including Hantavirus, Salmonellosis, and Rat-Bite Fever, among others. 

How to Identify Animal Feces

Common culprits for droppings in your attic include mice, rats, racoons, squirrels, and bats

Mouse Droppings

  • ¼” in length
  • Dispersed around attic
  • Tapered on the ends
  • Dark brown/black
  • Consistent in shape and size

Rat Droppings          

  • ½” in length
  • Concentrated in one area
  • Cylindrical 
  • Dark brown

Squirrel Droppings

  • Different colors such as beige, brown, green, and black
  • Spread out
  • 3/8 – 1” long
  • 1/8” in diameter

Bat Droppings

  • Similar in size and shape to mouse droppings
  • Typically found in piles
  • Each dropping may be different to the next

Racoon Droppings

  • 2-3” in length
  • Clustered together in the same area
  • Often contains undigested materials

Wildlife animal droppings are unsanitary — over time, fungus or mold can grow on the droppings. This can lead to hazardous problems in your home. Do not attempt to remove animal feces yourself, as you may contract germs and diseases. Call the professionals today at Kansas: 913.912.8985 or Missouri: 816.654.6922 or Contact Us using our online form.