It is crucial to identify whether the droppings are left by rodents or insects.
One way to determine this is to look at the number of droppings. Mice poop a lot. Every day, mice can produce between 50 to 75 droppings. If you have many droppings in your pantry, then it is likely from mice. This can be especially true as you don’t usually just have a single mouse, but several living in your home.
Mouse droppings also have a particular shape. Mouse droppings tend to be tapered at each end like a grain of rice, with the middle being the widest part. Also, hair can become trapped in the droppings, which is a key indicator that it is a mouse rather than an insect.
The location is another indicator that you may have mice. Mice usually enjoy being around where there is food, such as kitchen cabinets and pantries. They also enjoy being in more confined areas, such as attics, basements, and crawl spaces.