What Does Squirrel Feces Look Like, And What Are The Dangers?

One of the most difficult tasks that most people are faced with when it comes to squirrels is the fact that they can’t identify their feces. The truth is that not being able to identify them means you can’t tell if they have entered your home or not. The worst part is that it makes you prone to the dangers of such faces without knowing.

If you happen to be among those that have been explained above then you are at the right place. This is because this post will be showing you how squirrel feces look like and their potential dangers. There is no doubt that after reading this post from start to finish; you will be able to identify such feces without breaking sweat the next time you see them around your house.

How Its Faces Look Like
Its size is similar to that of a staple. It has the appearance of a black seed and its length (thickness) has been measured to be about 1 – 3cm. They can either be soft or dry. In the case of being soft, it means that they are very fresh (just released). On the other hand, when they are dry, it is a sign that they have been released some time ago.

The droppings tend to be similar to that of a reptile. However, the only difference is that at the end of the black seed, there is no white color.

Here Are Some of The Dangers
Just like most rodents, the feces of squirrels are dangerous to human health. Some of these dangers will be explained below.

The feces of squirrels have been researched and discovered to contain leptospirosis as one of its major components. It is bacteria in nature and likely to bring about symptoms of flu in affected persons. If it gets worse, it could lead to respiratory problems and eventually death.

Another abnormal condition that you are likely to suffer from when you come in physical contact with the feces of a squirrel is Salmonella. Although, it isn’t as serious as the one mentioned above, it can get fatal when not treated in its early stages of development. Its most notable symptom is vomiting. Diarrhea can also be experienced by anyone suffering from it.

Having seen the above mentioned dangers that can be caused by squirrel feces, it is important that you avoid coming in physical contact when attempting to get rid of them.

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What Does Squirrel Feces Look Like, And What Are The Dangers?