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Homeowners may spend many hours weeding and caring for their gardens only to attract rabbits. These animals eat both vegetables and flowers, as do squirrels and groundhogs. To find the culprit, check for rabbit poop around damaged plants.

Identifying Rabbit Droppings

Usually found around feeding sites, rabbit feces has a very distinct form. There are several traits to look for:

  • Round shape
  • Light to dark brown color
  • Pea-sized or slightly larger
  • Dry and crumbly

Rabbit Poop Dangers

Rabbit droppings pose a few threats to human health. Wild rabbits spread tularemia, which causes painful, flu-like symptoms. In addition, their feces may contain Salmonella, which can cause nausea and stomach pain if ingested. Drinking water polluted by rabbit waste may also lead to infection.

Preventing Conflicts

Homeowners can try planting marigolds and lavender as a rabbit deterrent. Fences may also stop damage and keep rabbit poop out of gardens. However, none of these methods are certain to keep the pests away. The professionals at Trutech can help with humane exclusion and removal.