Yikes! There’s A Bat In My House

August 24, 2010

Bat Exclusion & Guano Cleanup

Bat clean-up becomes necessary when colonies of bats leave excessive amounts of bat droppings inside your home or building.  This can turn very dangerous for your health, mainly causing Histoplasmosis, which is caused by breathing dust or air which contains these spores or fungus.

Droppings of any animal are perfect breeding grounds for bacteria and diseases, and if you are not careful, it could be harmful.  For instance, not wearing a mask while cleaning bat guano can be dangerous.

It is recommended that you not go in to crawl spaces, attics, or etc. that have excessive bat droppings, unless wearing proper respiratory equipment.

Cleaning Bat Guano Can Be Dangerous

Bat clean-up is done after bat exclusions have been completed that your home or building has been sealed.  It is very important that proper inspection techniques and bat exclusion methods be utilized.  If not, you could end up with numerous adult and/or young bats being closed in your walls, eves, or attic, causing a large sanitation problem from dead bats or even having bats come out into your house with you and your family.

Buildings where bats have resided for years can suffer incredible damage from the guano and urine left behind.
Please be are cautioned that bat cleanup requires special equipment as it can pose incredible safety hazards.  If you find piles of mouse like fecal material in your attic or on the ground outside your house, then you probably have bats.

If your house is currently under attack by bats it is wise to call a professional.

Bat exclusion is the only way to permanently remove a bat colony from a structure.  Anything else is a waste of time and money.  Hiring a professional company guarantees the safety of you and your loved ones, along with prevention services to keep bats out for good.

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2 Responses to “Yikes! There’s A Bat In My House”

  1. 2587jkl said

    your site is an awesome resource.

  2. Bat droppings may cause health issues to the occupants of the home, and possible insulation damage cause by excessive urine and droppings. The droppings of the bat may host significant dangers such as ectoparasites and histoplasmosis. Handling or disturbing bat guano should be done with care and bio-hazard professional should be contacted to provide removal of the bat droppings safely. Last but not least are the ectoparasites, such as fleas, mites, lice and ticks to name some that reside with the bats. Fleas, ticks, and mites should be addressed by a Professional Pest Control Operator; I recommend this so when the hosts (the bats) are removed they are not left behind to find a new host, such as you the home owner. It is not uncommon for bats and other rodents to cause a flea infestation.

    I agree awesome resource site!
    I would recommend anyone with a bat problem to hiring a professional company that guarantees there work!

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