How to Remove Bat Droppings

Bat droppings are the closest identifiable with rat droppings and might be hard to spot since it is quite similar in appearance to rat feces. Bat “Guano” as it is formally called was quite beneficial before the arrival of modern fertilizers and they were used a lot since they are easy to distribute because of easy it is to turn them into dust.

If you have bat droppings on your property or inside of it, chances are that you are dealing with bats. To have these bats removed, contact Bat Control.

To tell whether it is bat poop or rat poop, the fastest way to identify it is to actually step on it. As earlier mentioned before, bat poop will turn into fine dust. So how do distinguish mouse poop from rat poop from bat poop? For mouse poop, the rule of thumb is “if it is the size of rice, it is mice” If it is a bit longer than you are dealing with rats, and when these feces can be crushed then you are dealing with bats.

If you want to take action on yourself then be aware that there is a lot of preparation that needs to be done since bat guano can be toxic. The first thing that people need to think about when cleaning up any kind of feces is whether they have fresh circulating air. Once that is set, make sure you have the right gear for your personal protection equipment. The important thing is that these feces do not come in contact with any body parts, so make sure to wear gloves, goggles, and a respirator mask, and have a plastic bag handy to dispose of the feces right away.

The critical part of cleaning bat feces is making them damp 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 spores that can cause disease and harm.

The following symptoms are, but are not limited to :

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

If you are dealing with larger quantities of bat feces, make sure to contact specialists that are experienced. If you suspect bats, then contact the bat removal experts from Bat Control. We have a crew of qualified and experienced individuals on our team that deal with a range of bat situations. For more information, contact the customer representatives.