Squirrel Droppings In Your Insulation In Memphis TN?

Have you noticed squirrel droppings in insulation in Memphis TN?  Have you been in your attic recently and noticed squirrel droppings on the attic floor? If you have squirrel droppings in your insulation, you are not alone. We receive calls daily from concerned homeowners about this very issue. The obvious problem is not just the droppings, but the fact that squirrels are in your home.

Fecal droppings are the quickest way to tell if there are squirrels in your home. When we go into attics that is the first thing we look for. We can tell what species the wildlife is just from the shape and size of the fecal droppings. We can also tell if the droppings are fresh or old.

Squirrel feces can vary in size depending on the species. Flying squirrels tend to lay very small oval-shaped droppings all in one area. It's almost like it is the designated toilet area. Other species of squirrel will deport their droppings sporadically here and there.

Fecal droppings and urine can ruin your attic insulation. If this happens, the insulation may need to be replaced. Fecal droppings contain a lot of bacteria and diseases. It is possible to breathe in airborne spores if you disturb an attic area. To become infected, you must come in direct contact or inhale the fecal airborne particles. Usually, this happens while cleaning up the feces. Bacteria is often transferred by touching your face or clothing after contact with fecal matter.  

If there is enough urine or droppings in the insulation, mold can start to grow. This is especially problematic if it is near an air duct. This can lead to airborne particles being circulated throughout your entire house.


Check the ceilings in each room for wet stain spots. These wet spots could be urine that has soaked through from the nesting site. If this happens, you may need a full attic restoration. Attic restoration is when the insulation needs to be completely removed and replaced. The cost of an attic restoration will depend on the severity of the situation.

Proper safety equipment must be used when cleaning up squirrel droppings in your insulation and attic floors. If cleaning up fecal matter, ensure you have an N95 grade mask. This will ensure you do not breathe in any airborne spores.

Rubber gloves protect your hands from bacteria in the droppings. A hazmat suit is also important. If particles get on your body or clothes, they can be transferred into other areas of your home. Having the right equipment to clean the fecal matter is just as important as having the correct cleaning supplies to sanitize the area.

Some bacteria will not die with regular cleaning agents. You need to make sure you are selecting the right chemicals to kill specific diseases and bacteria. You can never be too careful when it comes to handling fecal droppings from squirrels or other wildlife species.

Be aware that the odor of squirrel droppings and urine can attract other wildlife predators. Once an animal has left its scent in your home, other animals will try to enter as well.  Raccoons follow a reliable food source, so it is very common for a raccoon to breach your attic if they smell squirrels and rats. Raccoons are extremely strong and can easily enlarge any smaller holes left by squirrels or rats.

Any predator that picks up the scent of other wildlife will follow it into your home.  The amount of damage a squirrel does pales in comparison to what a raccoon will do, especially to your HVAC!

Apex Wildlife Control also offers a fecal removal and deodorization service that can be performed once the squirrels have been trapped and your home sealed from further wildlife entry.


At Apex Wildlife Control, we pride ourselves on our exclusion and trapping services.  So much in fact, that we offer three amazing guarantees!

Double Money Back Guarantee:

If for any reason you are not 100% pleased with the quality and workmanship of our exclusion work, we will redo the individual item in question and work to make it right until you are completely thrilled with the outcome. If you are still not satisfied, we will issue you a 100% refund for the item in question. That’s not all though!  We will pay a competitor of your choice to fix the issue. Nothing is more important to us than our customer’s complete satisfaction.

110% Best Deal Guarantee:

If you find another reputable wildlife control company in the city of Memphis within 30 days of the date you book our exclusion services who gives you a better overall deal than us AND matches our standards, we will match it plus give you an additional 10% off of their price! There's no one in Memphis that will do a better job for our customers than we will. I guarantee it!

Fort Knox Guarantee:

Are you worried that you will invest a large amount of money to protect your home from wildlife and not be completely covered? At Apex Wildlife Control we completely cover you! When a customer has our company perform full exclusion and trapping, we Guarantee against Wildlife Re-Entry for a full year. Our Fort Knox Guarantee covers not only the areas that we sealed but your entire home. This means that if an animal chews or damages an area of your home in an area that wasn't sealed in the first year following exclusion we will trap and seal that area for no cost up to $1000.

Our company does not fix rotted wood or do any major carpentry work such as an attic restoration.  If there is a lot that needs to be done, we ask that you have a carpenter come out to assess your home and repair those areas first.  Our main focus with exclusion work is sealing up the small gaps, securing vents and patching up the smaller holes. If there is rotted wood around your home, it needs to be repaired before we perform exclusion. We can’t secure any of our work to something that could fall apart or is easily chewed through.

At Apex Wildlife Control, we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality work. We want satisfied customers who know our work is going to hold up and last!

So if you have squirrel droppings in your insulation in Memphis TN, give us a call today.  We're here to help!

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