What do rat feces look like?
Where is it found?
matter is laden with germs, and can be the cause
of more than 20 diseases, spread through
contact, inhalation of dried pellets, and
ingestion. Salmonella, Hantavirus, and the
plague are just a few. Rats leave behind small
piles of pellets as they travel along their
paths throughout the day. The amount of waste
produced is dependent on how much they eat each
day. They are not particular about where they
defecate or urinate so if you have an
infestation it will be in your attic, walls, and
kitchen, as well as where they are nesting. When
rats “go”, they leave several dark colored rice
shaped pellets scattered around in a pile.
Unlike mice, rat feces have rounded ends. The
fresher the droppings, the darker the color will
be. Rats create a lot of waste. It’s not just
about the food they it has a lot to do with
their constant chewing. Rats continuously chew
on wood, plastic, electrical cords and more. The
pieces are mostly ingested and end up as bodily
waste. Rats also use their feces and strong
smelling urine to mark their territory. This
scent trail keeps the rat from getting lost as
it travels in search of food. Their scented
droppings are particularly useful when moving in
the dark areas where rats can’t see very well.
If you discover a large quantity of rat
droppings, do not clean the mess until you are
wearing proper sanitary equipment like gloves
and a mask. Try to use a scoop to remove the
waste because of its great potential for
spreading disease. Clean the area thoroughly
with disinfectant, and wash any fabric. People
who come in contact with a high quantity of
rodent waste may need to be hospitalized if They
contract Salmonella, Hantavirus, or a handful of
other dangerous diseases that can be spread by
contact with rat feces. Go back to the How
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