Is Bat Poop Dangerous?

Bat poop or commonly known as Bat Guano is indeed dangerous to humans as it can contain spores that can cause a disease called histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis can be fatal when humans contract it. Histoplasmosis primarily attacks respiratory functions and organs like the lungs. The dangerous aspect of contracting the disease is that there can be no clinically observable symptoms visible.

If you suspect that you have bat presence on your property anywhere, contact the bat removal specialists from Bat Removal Peterborough. 

Typically, the signs will show after an approximate time of 12-14 days. Histoplasmosis can be incredibly risky to already immune-compromised people like the elderly. Bat guano is where bats have been, and it should be removed promptly with the assistance of a professional. If you suspect that you have been affected by bat poop or bat guano check for the following signs

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

Now that you know how dangerous bat poop is are probably wondering how to identify bat poop. Surprisingly, bat poop looks a lot like rat feces and almost looks like dark to black pellets. When they roost, a whole pile of bat feces can be found right underneath where they roost.

The way to check whether you are dealing with bats or rats is to do a simple test with them. Bat poop is very brittle and will turn into a fine dust when it is stepped on. People took this powdered form to their advantage and made a very effective fertilizer from dried bat feces. Despite all the benefits, bat feces are as toxic as ever.

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 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.

Hiring professionals

Seeing how dangerous and toxic bat guano or bat poop can be it is better to have professionals clean up the feces with hospital-grade disinfectants so that they can dispose of it safely without you running the risk of being infected. Therefore contact the professional bat removal experts from Wildlife Removal Peterborough!