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Old 09-10-2009, 09:57 AM   #1
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Are These Roaches Or Mice??


Hey everyone,
I am finding these droppings around my kitchen (mainly counter tops and drawers/cabinets). I am thinking they are roach, but I am not sure. I have mouse traps out, but have not caught or seen anything...although I have found (and caught) 2 roaches in the house.

Please let me know your thoughts...also, what is the best way to get rid of the problem? I am not seeing them during the day - only in the evening/night, so I don't think it is too widespread...also, there are not a lot of droppings...only a few that accumulated over a week or so.

Lastly, I sprayed Ortho Home Defense Max pest control spray around the complete exterior of the house and along the baseboards in the kitchen. I am going to see if any more droppings show up.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

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Old 09-10-2009, 10:09 AM   #2
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Wow... nice crime scene photos. They look amost CSI quality.


Looks like mouse droppings to me. I had them both at my office (in an older building) and home coming out of winter and into spring.

I tried traditional spring traps and caught a few. But the ones that worked best for me were the sticky traps--placed along where I thought they were trafficking in and out. Caught about 10 at home, about 6 at the office.

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the plumbers strike again!
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I'd say mouse for sure.
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Mices...or is it meces..or perhaps mouses...
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it's "plumbers"
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I mean, come on, who joins a contracting site, and with no intro, starts 2 threads asking "what's this?", one of them being "poop" . Check out his other thread
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J F - I am not sure I understand your complaint. I am trying to figure out which variety this is - I work in electrical/networking, so pest control is hardly my expertise....I posted my questions in the pest control forum, which I though is the appropriate place for my question. I am simply asking so that I know how to correctly remedy the situation.

Sorry if that is unacceptable - please let me know the issue and I will remedy it.

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I'm just having a little fun...ya gotta admit that those are two pretty funny questions to be asking as your first posts on a contractors forum though.

Sorry, I must have missed your intro.
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Have you tried a pest control forum?
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Looks like the size of rat poop. You won't catch a rat in a mouse trap.
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Hey J F,
No problem...yeah, I do admit that they are a bit strange...but I guess that was the only reason I was seeking out pest control forums.

I have been looking at others, but this is the first pest control forum I found that had any real activity in it.

In my defense, it is in the pest control thread of the contractors forum!

Thank you...have a great day.

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hey Spdtrx...
You think that is big enough to be rat? I thought rat would be substantially bigger.

thanks,
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hey Spdtrx...
You think that is big enough to be rat?
thanks,
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YEP.
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roaches poop?
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roaches poop?
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LOL!!!

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Just be glad that ain't bat s#!t. Mice are easier to erradicate.
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I would say its from a roach. Get your placed sprayed.
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alot of people that laugh and say " roach poop". Yeah i would bet any money that is what it is. Come down to florida

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