How to Safely Handle Rodent Droppings In Your Home
Here’s how to identify mouse poop and dispose of it safely.
Rat droppings in general, are typically dark brown and 1-2cm (0.5-1 inches) long. With two types of rats that are commonly found in Canada, rat droppings are larger in size than droppings from mice. Seeing droppings from either Norway rats or Roof rats does not change the steps taken to get rid of the rodents, although Norway rat feces tend to be more oval shaped than the thinner looking feces of Roof rats.
Read our article to learn more about rats and how to identify them.
Mouse droppings are lighter brown and are significantly smaller than rat droppings. Mouse droppings range in size from 0.3-0.6cm (⅛ to ¼ inches) long. Smaller than grains of rice, mouse droppings may go unnoticed and might be mistaken for specs of debris or dust in your home. The most distinct part of seeing mouse feces is that they are commonly found in trails or piles as mice defecate in that matter, rather than one droplet at a time. As soon as you suspect that you see mouse droppings, you are likely correct.
Read our article to learn more about mice and how to identify them.
Fleas & Ticks
Fleas and ticks can easily be attracted to rodents such as mice and rats when outside and then brought into your home as rodents explore your living space. Due to these parasites being so small, it is very difficult to know that rodents have been exposed to fleas and ticks which is why it is important to control rodents sooner than later before the discovery of these pests occur.
How to Prevent Mice and Rats from Entering Your Home
With a better understanding of how to handle rodent droppings safely, read our article to learn more about how to effectively prevent rodents from entering your home again.