Bat droppings look very close to rat droppings, so it is very easy to understand why these droppings get mixed up. Bat guano as it turns out was actually very useful in the old days as it was used as a fertilizer. They are easy to produce since bat droppings just turn to dust when they are stepped on.
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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.
So how do you tell rat poop from bat feces? Well, as earlier mentioned before, you can easily crush up bat feces but with rat feces, you cannot. Another big identifier with bat feces is that bat feces are quite sparkly. Yes, bat feces sparkle and this is due to the fact that bats have a diet of insects. So the shiny stuff is actually the insect parts that weren’t digested such as wings.
If you want to do it all on your own, then be aware that there are a few things that you need to take care of and this is very important as it has to do with safety and your health. Fresh circulation is very important no matter what, especially when it concerns the attic. Make sure you wear gloves, and a mask, have a bag ready and wear goggles to protect your eyes.
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 :
- Dry cough/cough with blood in the chronic phase
- 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.