Raccoon droppings in SW MissouriGetting Rid of Animal Droppings

Many wildlife animals will make one area of your attic, walls, or basement its "bathroom," and damage insulation, wood framing or even your ceiling and walls. It's important to call Critter Control of SW Missouri if you suspect a wildlife animal may be residing in your home. The sooner we can remove the problem animal, the better your chances of mitigating damage to your home.

Critter Control of SW Missouri provides a number of services to keep any home free of wildlife damage, wildlife odors, wildlife animals, and more! Wildlife animals in the home undeniably create a huge mess with scratched-up materials and piles of feces wherever they nested. Merely removing the wildlife will not solve those terrible odors or questionable stains that insult your home. Contact Critter Control of SW Missouri by phone or online to get rid of the animal droppings and feces that plague your SW Missouri home.

Types of Animal Droppings

Mouse Droppings

Mouse droppings typically measure less than 1/4" in length and are found in areas near food, like kitchen cupboards and drawers, as well as along pathways the mice consistently travel, such as alongside walls and under the cover of furniture. Collections of scat are generally composed of a few separate pellets, which are pointed at the ends. Some professionals compare mice droppings to grains of rice in terms of shape.

Squirrel Droppings

Squirrel feces are comparable in size to jellybeans or raisins and measure from 5–8 mm in length. They usually get sprinkled along the ground as the rodents travel and the droppings easily blend in with the soil, due to their light brown coloration. Since squirrels are tree-dwelling creatures, they will often use hollow crevices in tree trunks as toilets. Droppings are generally pill-shaped and tubular in appearance and may have tapered ends.

Raccoon Droppings

Raccoon droppings are cylindrical in shape, have rounded or broken ends, and are typically dark in color, though coloration varies depending on what the animal has recently eaten. Raccoon scat is likely to contain berries, as they are a favorite food source. You will find it in large piles as raccoons choose one spot as their bathroom. 

Bat Droppings

Bat droppings, often called guano, are small and dark in appearance. The elongated pellets are crumbly and disintegrate when touched. Bat guano can accumulate within walls and attics, as well as on the ground and rooftop. The musty, pungent smell of bat droppings, along with the stains they leave on walls or ceilings, are sure signs of a bat infestation. 

Damage that animal droppings cause

Animal droppings are not only unpleasant and smelly, but they cause serious problems in your SW Missouri home. 

Soiled Insulation—If wildlife droppings pile up, they can damage insulation so thoroughly that it will need to be fully replaced. Rodents can run through insulation, leaving their urine and droppings along the way. Bats and raccoons leave their droppings on top of the insulation, but they can seep down into your sheetrock. 

Diseases—Wildlife droppings spread diseases in your home, like hantavirus, E. Coli, and more. 

Flying Squirrel Droppings, L & Bat Droppings (Guano), R
Flying Squirrel Droppings in Insulation