Is this termite poop?

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  1. Jan 24, 2019 #1

    bellbound

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    I am having my whole house cleaned after being exposed to smoke from fires in my area a couple months ago. Part of the cleaning includes cleaning out the attic and sanitizing it. I was in the attic today and brought down some plastic containers with strange things that look like seeds. I googled termite poop as a guess, and it seemed to look like it. https://imgur.com/ocmaDvk

    1. Does the linked photo look like termite poop?
    2. Will the cleaning/sanitizing likely kill any termites OR should I hire a company to do it?
    3. After the attic is cleaned and sanitized, is there some type of spray that I can get to spray over the whole surface of the attic that will kill/keep them away? OR is this a bad idea for me to be doing it myself or having the cleaning company do it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 24, 2019 #2

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    Looks like bird seed that a mouse brought in. Termites would not get into a plastic container like that.
     
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    The container was not completely sealed. Where would mice have gotten bird seed. We do not have any that I know of anywhere around our property...

    This is what I was referring to on Google termite poop
     
  4. Jan 25, 2019 #4

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    I'm going to go with bird seed, as well. No clue where it could have come from, but doesn't look like it is from termites. I see grains/cereals and what looks to be even black sunflower seeds.
     
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    No question about it, that's wild bird seed mix for sure. That container was probably used to store the stuff at one time.
    Birdseed.jpg
     
  6. Feb 1, 2019 #6

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    As a professional, I can tell you what you are seeing is definitely NOT termite poop. Phew, right?! Termites would be no fun!
     
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    That looks like a mouse's winter supply
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