Unravelling the Mystery of Squirrel Poop: An Essential Guide for London Homeowners

Squirrel Poop in the attic

When it comes to pest control in London, there’s much more to consider than just rats and bugs. Another pest that you might overlook – the seemingly harmless squirrel – can bring a fair share of problems to your property. Identifying their presence is crucial to maintain a healthy living environment, and one telltale sign of their invasion is ‘squirrel poop’. Understanding and identifying squirrel droppings can offer valuable insights into the presence and activities of these creatures. This article will serve as your guide in unveiling the mystery around squirrel poop, and how it can help in pest control.

The Importance of Identifying Squirrel Poop

Squirrel poop vs rat droppings

  1. Squirrel Habitation Indication: Spotting squirrel poop in your attic or garden can be an unmistakable sign of a squirrel infestation. Identifying these droppings early can help in implementing pest control measures in time.
  2. Health Hazards: Like many other pest droppings, squirrel faeces can carry disease-causing pathogens. By recognizing squirrel droppings, you can take necessary precautions to avoid health risks.

Characteristics of Squirrel Poop

Squirrel droppings often resemble dark, oblong pellets. They are typically 8mm in length and can be similar to rat droppings. However, there are subtle differences you can spot:

  1. Colour and Texture: Fresh squirrel droppings are usually dark brown or black and will lighten as they age. They are slightly rounded at the ends, with a more textured surface compared to rat droppings.
  2. Location: You’re likely to find squirrel poop in clusters or lines, often along their running routes or near their food caches.

Disease Risks Associated with Squirrel Droppings

Squirrels, like many other rodents, can carry diseases that are harmful to humans. The primary concern with squirrel poop is the risk of leptospirosis and salmonella. Always use personal protective equipment when cleaning up squirrel droppings to prevent possible infections.

Professional Pest Control for Squirrel Infestations

If you’ve found squirrel poop in or around your property, it’s best to enlist the help of professional pest control services. Bon Accord Pest Control in London is an experienced provider, well-versed in handling squirrel invasions safely and effectively.

Conclusion

While squirrels might seem like benign creatures, their presence can potentially lead to problems such as property damage and health risks. Identifying their droppings is a crucial step in acknowledging a possible infestation. If you suspect a squirrel invasion in your London home, don’t hesitate to contact a pest control professional for guidance and assistance.

Article written by Bon Accord Pest Control – Experts in Pest Control Solutions for London homeowners. Visit www.bonaccordpestcontrol.co.uk for more information.

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