What Does Chipmunk Scat Look Like?
Comparable in size and shape to mouse feces, chipmunk droppings are small and long with pointed ends. However, even if there are chipmunks in the yard, property owners may not see the pests' waste. Chipmunks have specific latrine chambers in their burrows for storing feces. Residents may sometimes spot chipmunk scat around lawns and patios.
Signs of Infestation
Chipmunk droppings are a positive indication that these animals live nearby, which can be an issue for homeowners. The pests eat from gardens and dig under porches, sidewalks, and foundations. It is possible they may even find their way into attics and basements. Those who find chipmunk droppings and burrows around their house should call a wildlife professional for removal. If you suspect a chipmunk has taken up residence on your property, Contact Us at Critter Control of NW Washington for professional removal!
Hazards of Chipmunk Feces
Because many wild rodents carry diseases, it is important to be careful around animal waste. Cleaning up droppings in yards without proper protection may result in illness. Chipmunk scat can contain salmonellosis, leptospirosis, and hantavirus which are harmful to humans or pets. Individuals should always wear disposable gloves and masks when attempting to clean feces without professional assistance from your Critter Control of NW Washington technicians.