Cleaning bat droppings

Cleaning bat droppings can be a risky process because it can cause a disease called histoplasmosis. These feces are found where bats stay, and these are dark places such as the attic where ‘bat guano’ is often found. Bat guano looks like rat feces. The fascinating thing about these feces are that it will turn into dust and was used as a plant fertilizer before the arrival of the modern fertilizer we have today.  Before cleaning bat droppings, it is very important that you consider that there is a certain amount that you can do without putting your health at risk.

If you have bat droppings around the house or inside of your property, hire professionals from Bat Control.

If you do want to act by yourself, make sure that the bats have evacuated the area and make sure that you have the proper equipment to ensure your health and safety. Gloves, masks, goggles, and plastic bags, and assure that there is proper ventilation.  The important part of cleaning bat feces is making them dam enough to be picked up by a wet towel, paper towel, or a sturdy napkin. You can dampen these feces with a water sprayer or with a steamer to make them easier to pick up.  To disinfect the surface where the feces were on, you can use a water-bleach solution which consists of 9 parts water to 1 part bleach. Spray it on the surface and leave it the solution there for 10 minutes before rinsing and wiping it off. It is very important that the space is well-ventilated to avoid breathing in any spores that can cause disease and harm.


The following symptoms are, but are not limited to :


  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Dry cough/cough with blood in chronic phase
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Chest discomfort
  • Pain in the joints

If you notice larger quantities of bat guano, it is highly recommended to have these feces cleaned by professionals who can undertake the disinfection process with proper personal protective equipment and ventilation equipment to guarantee a continuous flow of fresh air. Professionals are people who have the right qualifications and training that can guarantee results that give you peace of mind. Our professionals conduct a thorough exterior and interior inspection to determine the scale and the severity of the bat presence where they will afterwards start to get the bats out with the Bat Cone. The Bat Cone is mounted on the entry points which gives the bats the opportunity to leave without any harm. Hire Bat Control now!