Squirrel Feces Identification Guide

So now you know the dangers that can come with squirrel poop, but what does it look like? I know, this isn’t a pleasant topic, but it is very important to know what you’re looking for! As gross as it sounds, it’s one of the best ways to identify that you for sure have a squirrel problem.

Squirrel droppings are actually very similar to rodent droppings, they are both tiny pellets; however, squirrel droppings tend to be a little bit larger. The exact size can vary depending on the size of squirrel you’re dealing with. It may sound like ocmmon sense, but if you see a large amouint of squirrel droppings, you can either assume that there is a single squirrel living in the same space, or that there are many squirrels occupying the space. A smart trapper knows that squirrels rarely live alone, so the chances are that you have a serious squirrel infestation if you are finding a ton of droppings and urine.

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What kind of feces is this?

Another characteristic of squirrel poop is that it will change color over time. Fresher droppings tend to be dark brown and will turn to a lighter brown color with age. So if all you can find are dark brown droppings, this probably means that your problem is relatively new. Whereas, if you are finding a mixture of both, you could potentially have been having an issue for a while.

As disgusting as it is, identifying the droppings and how long they’ve been there is a very important step in controlling your squirrel issue. Just make sure that you wear gloves and maybe even a mask when dealing with their droppings up close, for your own health and safety.