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What Do Raccoon Droppings Look Like?

Raccoon poop is tubular in shape, have blunted ends, and are usually dark in color, though coloration is subject to change depending on what the animal has recently consumed.

close up of raccoon droppings
raccoon feces

Latrine Sites
Raccoons are infamous throughout the United States as nocturnal troublemakers that invade garbage cans looking for easy meals. When they den in residential areas, raccoons create separate latrine sites, and encountering one of these indicates a nearby infestation. They consistently return to these locations, which are commonly found on roofs, in attics, wood piles, haylofts, and on or under decks.

raccoon feces in attic
raccoon feces in attic

Dangers Associated with Raccoon Droppings
Extreme caution is required when cleaning up raccoon latrines, as their feces can contain thousands of roundworm eggs that are harmful to both humans and domestic pets if accidentally ingested. Since close proximity to raccoon droppings can lead to the contraction of diseases or parasites, individuals should always wear disposable gloves, shoe coverings, and masks when attempting to clean latrines without professional assistance.

Seek Professional Help
However, given the dangers, individuals are much better off contacting trained wildlife specialists to remove pest raccoons and clean up scat and urine. Critter Control technicians have the training and equipment to safely sanitize homes after raccoon infestations.

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