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What does rat feces look like? Where is it found?

The rat is really something. This little rodent has learned to adapt to go wherever man has. They basically make their existence off the fact that they can find shelter and food anywhere man has settled. They are quite ingenious in this way.

It is really amazing. Man has sailed the seven seas and rats have not only found their ways onto the ship, but have gotten off and set up shop right where the people lived. They have become so accustomed to moving where mankind does that it would not be surprising to find that there are rats living on the moon right now thanks to man going there in the 1970s.

Since they have basically gone everywhere that people have, it would seem logical that people would know everything that there is to know about the rat. You would think that basically every person on earth would not only know the word rat in like 20 different languages, but that they could smell a rat coming a mile away.

Sadly, most people could not tell you the sure signs that a rat has found its way into your home. They just never really pay much attention to the little rodents until they are causing them some kind of problem. Of course, by the time that the problem is occurring you may have hundreds of rats already living in your home. It pays to know.

One of the easiest ways to tell that a rat is present is by its feces, but to know that you have to have some idea of what rat feces looks like. Maybe it is time that you learn a little more about the rat.

Rat feces can be found just about any place that a rat is. They will just let go of their waste while they are walking, meaning that it can be found just about any place. While it is likely that they will not go near their nest, they will have a place near that nest where they will do the majority of their waste relieving. They will go other places, but it is in this one spot that you can be sure that you will find a whole lot of their waste.

Rat poop is pretty easy to spot. It is usually no more than about ¾ of an inch and is usually dark in color, like black or brown. The poop is elongated, looking almost cylindrical and is no more than ¼ inch in diameter.

Inside the poop will be such things as hair fragments and food particles. These sausage shaped turds can also contain pathogens such as parasites and bacteria, which means that you never want to touch them under any circumstance. In fact, during cleanup, you should wear a mask and gloves and keep all of your exposed skin covered. These pathogens can become airborne when you sweep the dried poop, so keeping yourself safe is a huge must. Read more: Rat Control, Get Rats Out of the Attic, Rat Trapping, Rats in the Ceiling, Rat Feces.

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