What does rat feces look like? Where is it found?

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If you have finding small black / brown pellets around your home, around 3/8 of an inch long, and about 1/8 of an inch in diameter, there’s a good chance you have a rat infestation. The more poop you find, the more rats there are, or the longer those rats have been in your home or commercial property. These little pellets, combined with a bit of noise, are often the first giveaway signs that rats have invited themselves into your property, and if you spot them, they are NOT to be ignored. Rats are quite dangerous animals for something so small and seemingly insignificant.

There are reportedly more than thirty different diseases that come hand in hand with rats, and the feces and urine that comes with them, and that's why rat droppings should be removed as soon as possible. You must wear thick rubber gloves during your cleanup, and you must also disinfect the entire area, and make sure that you use a strong antibacterial to get rid of all traces of biological matter. Any hint of that animal that has been left behind can mean the threat of disease is still present, and that's what makes the entire rat removal project that much more difficult.

There are even airborne diseases associated with rat droppings, and that’s why you should ensure that you are wearing a face mask when you learning up the area, and make sure you have a good inspection around your home too. Not only does the feces bring with it the threat of disease, it also acts as a signal to encourage other rats to come running. Both the feces and urine of the rats contain pheromones, and this is what these rodents use to communicate with each other.

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