Bat Guano Cleanup & Decontamination
How Do I Know I Have Bats?
Sign you have bats
Do you see specks of guano (bat poo) on the ground or the walls? It looks like little mice droppings- the size of a grain of rice, but dark in color. Have you had a bat fly inside your home or even outside of your house? You probably have bats or maybe a colony of bats and require bat removal and control. Bats can discreetly take over your attic, office, or any high structure right under your nose. The smallest crevice, gap or opening will invite a whole colony of bats. Look under your eaves, behind fascia board or the space between home and chimney. They prefer your attic opposed to trees or any open landscape. Snuggled in-between walls is where you’ll find them if not living in an attic.
Bats are tiny so they can fit inside of any sized cavity, ranging from 1/2 inch thick to any bigger size. So, if you hear scratching in your walls, they might not be mice– they’re probably bats. Typically at the higher parts of your home is where you’ll hear these noises. Almost never will they live at the lower portions of your home.
Tips to keep bats out
- Turn off your outdoor lights at night– they attract mosquitoes which attract the bats!
- Clear out all standing water– this is a breeding ground for insects whom attract bats!
- Every single hole (small or big) has to be sealed
When to call bat removal professionals
- You smell a distinct odor coming from your attic or vents
- You hear scratching or crawling in your walls
- You hear chirping from inside your walls or attic
- When you have no clue of where the bats are getting in and out
- You see a lot of guano on the property
- If you live with children or elderly
If you’re planning on doing your own bat prevention, see: