Animal Droppings Homes If you find animal droppings somewhere in or around your home, chances are you've got a nuisance animal problem and need a professional to remove animal droppings. Most commonly people find rodent droppings in kitchens, animal droppings in garages, animal droppings in attics and rodent droppings in home. If you have found animal droppings in any of these areas of your home, it is best to contact a Critter Control professional to help inspect the situation and safely remove animal droppings to get rid of animal dropping hazards. Rodent Droppings in Kitchens When rats and mice infest homes, they will typically head to the kitchen in search of food and thats why you often find rodent droppings in kitchens. You may find rodent droppings in your pantry, under your sink or in kitchen cabinets. If rat or mouse droppings are found anywhere near food, it is best to dispose of all nearby food products that may have been contaminated, as rodent droppings in home can lead to animal dropping hazards. The rodent droppings will also need to be removed and the area decontaminated to prevent any health problems from the droppings. Animal Droppings in Garages Animal droppings in garages are usually from raccoons, field mice or rats. Just like having rodent droppings in kitchens, animals will enter garages in search of food. You may find raccoon, rat or mice droppings in hidden areas, including corners of the garage, behind insulation, along walls, under shelves or around garbage cans. If you find animal droppings in these or other areas of your garage, call a Critter Control office to assist in eliminating the animal problem. Critter Control will identify the point of entry within the garage, trap the unwanted animals and clean up the droppings. Animal Droppings in Attics If you think that animals may have invaded the attic of your home, it is very possible they are making a mess up there and leaving animal droppings. Animals such as birds, bats, raccoons, squirrels and rodents are known to nest in attics, destroying insulation, chewing wires and, most of all, leaving a mess of droppings. You may find droppings excluded to a particular area of the attic, or spread out throughout, depending on the animal. Raccoons, for example, will designate an area to use as a latrine and will nest on the opposite side of the attic. Animal droppings in attics can become overwhelming, especially if the droppings have matted down the insulation, ultimately affecting the heating and cooling of your home. Animal Dropping Hazards When animal droppings are present in or around homes, it is important to have an experienced professional assist in cleanup and decontamination. Droppings from different animals can present a host of problems. Raccoon droppings are known to contain parasites, like roundworm. Rodent droppings can contain the Hantavirus if the rats or mice are infected with the disease. Bat and bird droppings can cause Histoplasmosis, a respiratory disease caught by breathing in spores. With these and other hazards, it is best to have a professional implement effective cleanup methods to keep your family safe and prevent health problems. For the removal of animal droppings in your home from raccoons, mice, rats, squirrels, birds or bats, contact Critter Control in your area. We can help you get rid of animal dropping problems. Call today: 1.800.274.8837. Critter Control of Virginia Beach Service Area Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Newport News, Williamsburg, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton This franchise is independently licensed and operated by ADAY Services, Inc. dba Critter Control of Virginia Beach.