Is Bat Guano Dangerous to Humans?

Bat poop Is also commonly known as bat guano as you might have read from the title. Bat guano or bat poop is dangerous as it can contain spores that can develop into a disease called Histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis can be deadly if action is not taken since it attacks respiratory functions. Some people may never display symptoms or display the following symptoms that you can read about below.

If you have bat feces, the likelihood that you have bat guano is high. Hire professional and qualified bat removal specialists from Bat Control.

The signs will take typically a few days to show themselves and can even go away, but do not take this for granted as the disease is highly unpredictable. If you see bat guano or bat poop, know that it is dangerous to humans and that it should be removed as soon as possible by a licensed and experienced professional. Bat poop can be a sign of an active infestation that needs professional help to get rid of bats. If you do not see bats at the moment you spot bat feces, they might be coming back soon.

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

 Identifying Bat Guano

While you are reading this, you are probably wondering how to identify bat feces and that might be actually quite simple if you pay close attention to the bat guano itself! Bat guano might look a lot like rat feces, but there are some observable differences in the bat guano that sets it apart. Y

ou might notice that bat guano glistens and that is because of the bat’s insect-rich diet. The bat consumes hundreds of mosquitoes and those parts will be seen in the bat guano. An interesting fact is that bat guano was used as a fertilizer because of easily crushed up they could be. These of course got replaced by modern-day safer alternatives. Bats can also get into rooms and might cause unintended consequences such as biting which rarely occurs, but can still occur.

DIY Methods

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 guano 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 waters 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.

Professional Assistance

If you think you have bat presence in your attic or anywhere else on the property, hire qualified and experienced professionals from Bat Control! Call 647-931-6459.