Wildlife Defecating In The Home

Wildlife have many habits when it comes to defecating. Raccoons and squirrels will use one area as a latrine, causing significant insulation damage and terrible odors. Rats and mice will excrete feces on the run, creating a trail of droppings. Both habits will create a serious health hazard for homeowners.

Call Critter Control of Grand Rapids if you have found wildlife droppings in your home. We have professional experience and the equipment needed to get rid of animals and clean up their feces. (616) 202-2606

Raccoon/Squirrel Feces

Raccoon feces and squirrel droppings are most commonly discovered in attics. The severity of the droppings in your attic will depend heavily on the animal that is living in your home. The mess may be an extensive mess, or the feces could be difficult to discover (some animals cover their waste). One single area used as a latrine will be unhygienic and a source of disease. If you suspect wildlife in your home, or have seen wildlife droppings in your home, call the professionals immediately!

Rat/Mice Feces

Rat feces and mice droppings may be found anywhere around your home. Common areas that rodent droppings are found include under sinks, pantries, bathroom, near floor boards, attics, and crawl spaces. Rodents in the kitchen may contaminate your food. Finding rodent droppings in your home? Give us a call today!

Diseases from Wildlife Droppings

There are many ways that wildlife transmits diseases through their feces, including:

  • Consumption of food or drink that has been contaminated with feces.
    • Salmonella, E. Coli, Roundworm
  • Inhaling spores released from feces.
    • Hantavirus, Leptospirosis

Diseases transmitted from wildlife droppings can be serious. You should always call the professionals for animal removal, wildlife dropping clean-up and removal, and prevention of future animal problems.

Critter Control of Grand Rapids has the professional experience and tools to get rid of wildlife control problems. Give us a call today! (616) 202-2606