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Poo pellets from mouseIf you have found animal droppings somewhere around your property, your first thought is probably that you have a pest problem, and most likely, you'd be right. But identifying what sort of pest it is can be difficult. Many droppings look very similar to an untrained eye, and some may belong to entirely harmless animals that do not require removal. But, of course, if you do discover you have a Manchester pest control problem, you then have to decide what, if anything, you are going to do about it.

If in doubt, call or drop us an email for expert pest control advice on identifying rodent problems and solving your problem.

Pests are unlikely to go away by themselves, and it's straightforward for an infestation to get out of control, causing damage to your home, health and even your business.


If the droppings are small (between 3 and 10mm long), cylindrical and dark in colour, they are most likely to have come from a rat or a mouse. You are most likely to find such droppings in dark enclosed spaces such as lofts, garages and outbuildings and under kitchen units. Vermin with a well-established infestation may leave their droppings out in open spaces, which means they have gone out foraging for food. You may find rat or mice droppings around food storage areas, in bread bins or cupboards. You may discover rats are attracted to food sources such as compost bins or bird feeders outside your property.


Grey Squirrel on a park benchIt can be challenging to distinguish between rabbit and hare droppings, but a professional pest control service will help identify the differences. It is possible to mistake both for squirrel or stoat droppings as they are found around buildings too. If you suspect a grey squirrel infestation, it is essential to call in expert help as they can cause considerable damage to roof spaces and garages. It could be a squirrel if the droppings are more significant and rounder than mouse droppings but smaller than a rat's. Stoat droppings are more distinctive as they are coiled and longer.


Bat droppings are similar to those of a mouse but dryer and more crumbly. Bats are harmless and will not cause any damage to your property as they neither build nests nor chew through wiring. However, as bats and their roosting areas are protected by UK law, it is an offence to attempt to remove them from a site that is not a direct living space of your home.


Insect pests can also leave tell-tale droppings around your home, although, of course, they will be much smaller and therefore more challenging to spot. For example, moths have tiny droppings that look like dark specks, which you may find in foodstuffs such as biscuits and pasta.

It is advisable to seek expert advice rather than trying to tackle a pest infestation on your own. Over the counter, treatments are often ineffectual, and frequently re-infestation will rapidly occur. Calling professional Manchester pest control experts can eradicate your Pest Control problem quickly and effectively.