Wild Animals/droppings in my garage
ned wrote at 2006-08-15 16:06:21
I have the same problem in my garage and believe blue tailed lizards are responsible.
klid wrote at 2007-03-06 19:05:54
I have seen droppings such as those described. It think it is a snake. That would explain the absence in the winter. None of the animals mentioned in the first answer become dormant in cold temps like the snake does. This is just my guess because the complainant didn't mention their location. If the questioner lives in a hot part of the country, then it's not a snake.
tom wrote at 2007-07-03 19:21:08
Answer to droppings in garage: I have seen many of the type you describe,and they are from lizzards,or a reptile.(Snake)Do Not appear in winter,white is urine in with the feces.That is how reptiles eliminate.
Steve wrote at 2007-09-03 19:28:49
I think the answer is geckos, and the length is probably shorter than an inch - just looks longer when its on your own wall... lol
If you have droppings stuck on wall and there is no sign of a roost or a spot for birds or rats above, you have geckos.
Guy wrote at 2007-10-07 00:42:16
I live in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I have 2nd home I have been trying to sell for almost a year now. I occasionally stay there once and a while when in town for business. I know there are lots of Gecko Lizards, and another typical FL lizard that are all over the place. I have specifically seen Gecko's in the house on many occasions. I am now finding the small mouse size poop with white tips also. On the carpets, window sills, bath tubs, and outside on the porches. I have also been wondering what it is from. I believe the Gecko theory. I will now look for Gecko poop pics on the web. Good Poop Pic Hunting!
Keith wrote at 2007-10-18 03:50:44
I've been having the same problem in my garage and I've noticed that there are more droppings around things that produce heat like my water heater and freezer. I would definitely like to know what type of animal is leaving the droppings. I live in NC and there are not any Gecko's around here.
Keith wrote at 2007-10-18 04:17:16
I found this answer on another website.
Lizards leave their mark
Q: We have been finding droppings around our house, on the driveway and in our unfinished basement. The droppings are black, about ? inch in diameter and less than ? inch long. They are unique in that they have white tips on them. Could it be lizard droppings? We have seen a lot of them around our house.
— Randy Gay, e-mail
A: You are correct. Lizard droppings have white tips due to the process of reptile elimination: Both feces and urine exit their body through the same opening, the cloaca. Lizards are very water-efficient, and their urine is quite concentrated. The white tip on the droppings is uric acid crystals.
Drew wrote at 2009-01-15 01:25:32
The answer to your question is LIZARD. This should also explain why you see more of them when it is warmer. And you can't do much to keep them from making it under the car doors. No worries LIZARDS are great, they are natures insect control.
ML wrote at 2009-08-14 22:15:40
I also have the same droppings as you Jonathan in my garage. I have not called an exterminator yet, but they are black and have a white pointed to tip, they look similiar to rat droppings, but too big to be mice droppings. I will call the exterminator and have him come out and take a look.
birdinbeach wrote at 2009-08-24 21:58:12
ML I don't know where you are located, but we live in Va, tidewater area and we found these droppings in our garage this past weekend. My husband also found them in the storage shed this past weekend. If it a lizard or lizards will they enter the living area?
Earlier in this blog someone mentioned a fox and interestingly, in the past two weeks we have seen a small fox in the woods about 1/2 mile from our house.
ML Can you please post the response from your exterminator.
maia wrote at 2009-08-30 16:19:12
A long dropping with white at one end can be from a big lizard. I live in south Florida and I see them all the time, especially in my garage.
Meecey wrote at 2012-11-15 16:57:42
I live in Fl and its at that time of year where the temps are dropping;But i've seen black droppings all over in my garage just around a month ago in Oct~2012,A exterminator man came yesterday to inspect my house and he described the findings the same way(That they are lizard droppings. Back in 2007 i lived in a different city in Fl and moved into a house that had them all over in my garage there;But the exterminator lady said they were cockroach droppings leaving their mark when i started to rent a house that i found cockroaches in. Which was my first time to ever see cockroaches in my life.. They scared me..lol.. So now i'm very confused on which exterminator person to believe in..!!! (THE MAN OR THE WOMAN).?..Could Both exterminators be right?