Is Rabbit Poop Harmful?
The Truth about Rabbit Droppings
These animals produce two different types of solid waste, but only one is commonly seen outside of a nest. Often found scattered or piled up in gardens, these droppings are brownish, hard, round pellets about 1 cm in diameter.
Identifying Rabbit Scat
Rabbit waste is similar to white-tailed deer scat despite the pests’ size difference. Both animals leave pellets of the same size in mounds, although rabbit droppings usually only pile up when they are eating or hiding from a threat.
Otherwise, rabbit poop is distinguishable from other garden pest scat. Raccoons and skunks, for example, leave much larger, irregular faeces, and woodchucks typically excrete waste underground in burrows.
Is Rabbit Poop Harmful?
While rabbits can carry parasites like tapeworm and roundworm, their waste is not known to transmit any diseases to humans. However, a single rabbit can excrete over 100 pellets in a single day, which can make a flowerbed or backyard unpleasant.
Homeowners dealing with excessive scat or garden damage from these pests are advised to contact the wildlife professionals at Orkin Canada for rabbit removal services.
You may also like
Top 6 Pests Expected To Trend In The Winter Of 2022
With winter weather around the corner, Canadians will start heading indoors to escape the cold. Just like humans, pests also look to seek refuge indoors as resources, such as food and water, become harder to find outside when the weather gets colder. In order to prevent a potential pest infestation from occurring on your property throughout the winter, we have put together a comprehensive list of the top 6 pests expected to trend in the winter of 2022. This list will provide an in-depth look at the impact that pests will have on your home or business, along with also providing easy to use preventative tips.
When Do Squirrels Have Babies?
Grey squirrels have two breeding periods per year, one in mid-summer and another in early spring.
What Diseases Can Squirrels Transmit To Humans?
Squirrels are known to carry numerous diseases, though only a few are dangerous to humans.
What Do Groundhogs Eat?
Ever wonder “What do groundhogs eat?” Knowing what they eat can help with control and prevention. Read on to learn about common groundhog feeding habits.
Remove pests from your home, and stop them from coming back
We work hard to listen, understand and assess your unique situation. Request a free, no-obligation estimate today for a customized pest program that fits your needs.Request a Free Home Estimate
Request a Free Business Consultation