Raccoon Poop Identification Guide

You can also tell if you are having a raccoon issue by identifying their poop. Yes, it is gross, but it's also needed, it is one of the most certain ways to tell for sure if you are having a raccoon issue. Of the many animals that could potentially gain access to your attic, raccoon poop is the most distinctive. Just remember to take proper precautions when coming in close contact with it, as it carries many diseases.

Raccoon feces is often found in one location, making looking for it fairly easy; however, it can also be scattered to other areas so be sure to conduct a thorough search of the attic space. The droppings of raccoons are fairly large, resembling dog droppings. They are tube shaped and typically are 2-3 inches long. Among the most common identifiers of raccoon poop is the presence of berries. Raccoons like to eat berries, which means that you may often find them in their droppings.

Clean raccoon poop up immediately. Do not let it sit!
If you find raccoon poop, don't clean it up with your bare hands

Raccoons utilize the "latrine system", meaning they have a tendency to select a set place and use this place for taking care of their business. Here, you'll most likely find massive piles of feces that's been built up from prolonged usage of the area. You can most often find these latrines in the corners of the loft space or close to the walls. Like most mammals, raccoons don't enjoy the concept of sleeping near their waste, and that means you can most likely find the latrines in corners away from their nests.