What do mouse feces look like?
What does mouse feces look like? Where is it found? Mice are not fond of humans; this is why you have a better chance of scoping out some mice fecal matter before actually seeing a mouse in the case that you have an infestation in your home. Mice come in different shapes and sizes but for the most part can be identified easily. Mice themselves can carry diseases and are a pest in the worst of ways. Rodents have been known for some pretty world changing outbreaks of diseases throughout history.
So how do you know if you’ve found Mouse excrement and where are you most likely to find it if it is in fact mouse feces. Mouse feces tend to be quite a bit smaller, than the fecal matter of the at, of course, but with many of the same attributes of the excrement of a rat, mouse excrement is approximately 1/4 inch long similar to a grain of rice with pointed ends as opposed to a rat pellet which is rounded. Fresh droppings are darker brown in color and gradually lighten as they dry out Mice defecate more than rats dropping between 50 to 75 pellets per day. When fresh ,mouse droppings are relatively soft. Although it is feces, the odor of mouse dropping is slight, compared to the pungent ammonia smell of their urine.
Mouse feces are especially dangerous if there are younger children or older people in the household, as well as pets are at risk as well as the families overall health South American Arenaviruses, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Lassa Fever, Leptospirosis, Lymphocytic Chorio/meningitis (LCM), Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, Salmonellosi and Tularemia are just a name of some of the few diseases that can be transmitted through coming Into contact with mice fecal matter.
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