Odor From Animal Feces in the Attic

While living on the attic animal will urine and make the place messy with their dropping. These dropping can cause serious health issues based on the animal. A person may be suffering breath issues if they inhale in the dust that contains their dry dropping. These feces also contain an odor depending on the animal, as every animal has a different odor. 

How to identify the animal feces in your attic? 

Through an examination of feces, you can know about the name of rodent that is living on your attic. This will help you to choose the right trap and remedy to get rid of them. 

How to identify animal dropping? 

Finding the dropping on your attic is an indication that any animal is using your attic as their living place. To better understand the dropping of animals on your attic, you need to know some of the important factors. Like appearance, color, size, odor, these are some features that will help you to identify the animal. Read the following instructions that will help you to understand the animal identity. 

Identify squirrel dropping 

Squirrel is one of the most common animals that most of you find living in your attic, but we will help you to identify their dropping and odor associated with them. Their waste has a different smell as compared to other animals dropping. The fresh dropping will be in red or brown color with a cylindrical shape and round edges. The dropping color will be fade as it gets older. 

Identifying the bat dropping

Bat dropping is equal to a grain of rice, and on getting dry, it can easily transfer into a powder shape that later may cause serious health issues. You may not find their dropping on the floor; it will be near to their living or entry points. 

Identifying the mouse dropping 

Mouse dropping can be identifying easily from their appearances, and a number of dropping will help you to identify the number. A single mouse may have more than 70-75 dropping per day. Their dropping will look like a seed with the size to 1/8 inch. The dropping shape will be round.

Identifying the rat dropping  

Like mouse dropping, rat dropping will be dark at the start, but later color will fade out. The shape of dropping based on rat specie, but mostly it will be the spindle shape. Dropping size will be inch, and the thickness will be inch. Dropping of Norway rats will be larger as compared to roof rats, but the odor will be the same. 

Why animal feces and odor are risky?

Most of the animals carry various diseases, and these can be transmitted through their dropping. So it is important to cover yourself when you are near to the dropping or removing the waste. Rat drooping may carry diseases like rat-fever, Hantavirus, and plague. Bat waste can cause diseases like histoplasmosis. Its better to use face mask and gloves when you are removing or examining the waste of these animals. To remove the odor, you can use a different detergent that allows removing the odor in a few hours. 


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