What Does Bat Guano/Droppings Look Like?
Bat droppings, often called guano, are small and dark in appearance. The long pellets are crumbly and disintegrate when touched. Due to its high nitrogen and phosphorus content, guano is often used as fertilizer in many areas, but bat droppings can be dangerous when allowed to accumulate in the home. The nutrient-rich droppings cultivate the growth of histoplasmosis fungus, which causes severe respiratory problems in humans. Do not handle bat poop if you are not properly trained.
Signs of a Bat Infestation
Bats create noise proportional to their size—slight scratching and thumping can be the sign of a bat in your home. You may also hear small squeaks in your walls or attic. Bat guano can accumulate within walls and attics, as well as on the ground and rooftop. The musty, pungent smell of bat droppings, along with the stains they leave on walls or ceilings, are sure signs of a bat infestation.
Hazards of Bat Feces
Due to the dangerous nature of the droppings and the fact that bats are common carriers of the rabies virus, property owners should not attempt to remove bat infestations or clean up guano deposits without trained help. Critter Control of Cape Cod specializes in professional removal of pest animals, Contact Us to schedule an appointment!