Most people don’t
really think of squirrels as a problem but they
can take over an area by the number in their
population and they can also gain access into
your home, setting up residence in your attic.
While you may found the squirrel quite cute and
quaint when it is roaming around your yard, you
probably don’t like the idea of it setting up
residence in your attic or in the walls.
The problem is that often times people don’t
have the slightest idea that one of these
rodents has gotten into their home and is living
there. They don’t know the sure signs that
indicate that the squirrel has gotten into the
One of the most important is when a person sees
squirrel poop. This should tell you that this
rodent has entered into your home but the reason
that this does not indicate this to most people
is because they have no idea what squirrel feces
actually looks like. This is why a little
education is in order.
The important first step is to be able to
identify that it is feces and then to determine
that it is not the feces of another animal. The
droppings of a squirrel are cylindrical in
shape, looking much like a sausage. They are
segmented, meaning that when a squirrel drops
them he or she does so in a row, so that you
will find that one is dropped right after
They are usually about a half inch in length and
area always dark in color, usually black.
They also can appear as brown or even red in
The problem with trying to identify that you
have squirrel droppings and not some other kind
of animal may seem daunting, but you can
identify it without coming in direct contact or
having to get too close to it.
The first sign that you are looking at squirrel
droppings is that the smell is quite
distinctive. It will have an order that is very
much like that of a nut because this is one of
the primary staples of their diet.
You will also notice that in a very short time
it will begin to lighten in color. The feces of
other animals may have a little discoloration
over time, but that is not the case with the
squirrel’s. You will see a distinctive change
almost right away and it will continue to occur,
making it much different than other animals.
The most common place where you will find
squirrel poop is near their favorite place to
find food and water. One such area is near a
bird feeder. If they are eating the bird seed or
getting water from the bird bath then you can be
sure that you will find a large amount of
squirrel droppings there.
If they are in your home then you can be sure
that the areas that you will most likely find
their droppings are in your attic or walls. Read
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