To the inexperienced person, chipmunk droppings can be difficult to identify with certainty. Rats, mice, bats, voles and squirrels all leave calling cards that resemble a black bean or a black grain of rice.
Chipmunk droppings are similar to mouse droppings in appearance but are often larger, measuring approximately 1/4 inch or more. They are dark, elongated, and usually hard.
For all of the above named animals, including chipmunks, droppings can change because of diet and health. Chipmunk droppings are not always the same, so identifying them form a picture can be tricky.
If you find animal droppings on your property, use caution. Bacteria and diseases can be transmitted through chipmunk droppings, and several diseases are transmitted through inhalation of spores and particles in the air surrounding the feces.
An experienced wildlife control operator can tell you definitively if you have chipmunk droppings or something else. Whatever it is, we can clean up the mess and also remove the offending animals. In order to protect the health of our customers and our employees, we use specialty equipment to remove animal droppings. The ramifications of diseases spread through animal waste products can be enormous, and it simply isn't worth taking chances.
For help in identifying chipmunk droppings or those of other animals, email us your digital pictures. Remember to include pictures of the area and property surrounding the place where the droppings are found. You may also call us at 1-888-488-7720.