How to identify bat droppings

Bat dropping is a bit hard to identify since they have the same texture, structure, and colour as rodent feces. Bat poop or also known as “Guano” was commonly used as fertilizer until the arrival of the modern fertilizers we use today. The difference between bat poop and rat poop is hard to distinguish unless you take a close look at it. The tips are blunt, not pointed, they are black and have a shiny appearance, and they are easily crushed.

If you have a rat infestation, do not hesitate to contact the licensed and insured exterminators from Bat Control.

To properly identify bat poop, you will need to step on it unfortunately for fast identification. Bat droppings are usually piled up, unlike rat or mouse feces which has a similar appearance to bat poop which makes identifying even harder than it already was. But the thumb rule for mouse poop is quite easy. “if it is the size of rice, it is mice” Size alone can easily make telling the difference easier between rat and mouse poop

So, now that you know how to identify bat poop, how do you exactly take care of it?

Bat poop is notoriously hard to clean and this is what is needed to achieve that. Before going on, it will be easier and safer to hire professionals to do the cleaning since bat removal technicians know where bat poop Is found. Professionals have the equipment, the tools, and the safety measures in place to make this as seamless as possible. But in you are feeling adventurous and want to do it yourself, follow the instructions below:

Enzyme-based cleaners work the best. Enzyme-based cleaners use enzymes in the formula to remove stubborn stains. It speeds up the process that break-down these compounds and will make them easy to remove If you have a pet, you might be glad o find out that there are enzyme-based cleaners on the market for pets too! For bats, however, it is a good idea to go with strong enzyme-based cleaners that are more concentrated.

Make sure to have enough ventilation and fresh air circulation to do this. To start cleaning, get an enzyme-based cleaner in a spray bottle. Spray the formulation directly on the bat guano, and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it off. This will take care of the stains on the wall. If you are dealing with a bat in the attic, it is highly recommended to hire professional bat professionals like from Bat Control. We have been in the bat removal field for well over a decade and only use ethical and safe methods that comply with provincial and federal regulations.  Call us now for your next appointment and to receive a free consultation!