What Does Squirrel Poop Look Like?
Squirrel droppings closely resemble rat feces. Both pests’ poop is dark brown and smooth, but squirrels leave larger, barrel-shaped pellets behind while rats produce small, oblong-shaped droppings with tapered ends. Squirrel feces often appear under trees, around bird feeders, and inside crawl spaces in homes or businesses.
Finding Squirrel Droppings Indoors
You are far more likely to hear or see these rodents long before you discover squirrel droppings. Thumps, scampering noises, and squealing or chittering sounds coming from above are a bad sign. When the pests nest in an attic or crawl space, they rip up insulation, chew on wood supports, and gnaw on wiring, which is a fire hazard.
Airborne waste particles and dander from the rodents’ fur can also cause serious issues for those with allergies or asthma. In addition, the pests often bring fleas and ticks indoors, which affect both people and pets. Squirrel droppings and nests can also attract flies and other insects.
Dealing with Squirrel Infestations
Squirrels enter homes through damaged fascia boards, broken vents, and torn screens. Tree limbs touching home exteriors or roofs give the rodents easy access, too. To help identify squirrel droppings or an infestation in your home or business, call Western Pest Services and speak with a professional about installing professional exclusions.