Bats are not uncommon on Long Island, which means that bat poop clean up is necessary. Good thing for you that Emergency Environmental Control safely removes bat droppings and offers effective bat exclusion methods to keep bats away. But the actual clean up of their poop is different than most rodents and animals, which is why it is important to call upon a professional.
For more information about our bat droppings cleanup, please contact us today. We will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding our services. Feel free to call Lenny, the head of Emergency Environmental Control, by dialing 516.983.7910 or 631.334.8899. Those are direct lines to Lenny. So you can get in touch with him quickly and in cases of an emergency. He will take care and clean up the bat poop so you don’t have to!
Professional Bat Poop Clean Up
There are some simple signs that bats may have infiltrated your home. Typically your attic is where they go. The most sure sign is seeing or smelling their feces and/or urine. Bat feces is dark brown or gray and around 1/4 inches in length with rounded ends. And in the light, it may gleam due to the large amount of insect exoskeletons in the droppings. So once you confirm its bats, then you must safely clean up the bat poop. Bat droppings contain diseases that may be harmful to humans. So it is important to move carefully and clean it properly. If you need help, do not hesitate to reach out to Emergency Environmental Control.
Here are 5 tips on how cleanup bat feces. Of course, the pros at Emergency Environmental Control can clean up the bat poop for you nice and safely.
Do Not Sweep or Vacuum
It is tempting to sweep up or even vacuum the mess. Please do not! This breaks up the droppings, which releases diseases and illnesses if ingested. So it is important to avoid sweeping or vacuuming as a means of cleaning up the bat poop.
Protect Your Skin and Airways
Cover all areas of exposed skin and wear thick gloves. Properly wearing goggles and a surgical mask are also important. This way your eyes and airways are protected when you clean up the bat poop. Even if you’ve damped the feces, wear a mask over your nose and mouth.
Dampen the Bat Feces
To dampen the bat droppings, mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and ammonia in water and place in a low-pressure sprayer or spray bottle. Moisten the droppings generously to avoid creating any powder residue when you remove the guano. This limits the possibility of any fecal matter breaking up into the air and entering your body.
Remove the Droppings
Using disposable paper towels, scoop up the bat feces and toss the towel along the poop into a trash bag. Continue this process until you have cleared all droppings and dispose of the bags immediately after cleanup.
Disinfect the Area
If there is any disturbed insulation please remove and discard it. Spray all of the affected areas with your ammonia mixture, then use a mop or scrubbing pads to thoroughly clean the area. Scrub the area multiple times to ensure it is free from disease.
Once the clean up of the bat poop is done, there is something call bat exclusion. Exclusion is the process of ensuring the bats do not return to the area. You can read more about exclusion on our site. And if you need that service for your home, please do not hesitate to give us a call. You can reach Lenny directly by dialing 516.983.7910 or 631.334.8899.
Emergency Environmental Control
88 Woodlawn Avenue
St. James, NY 11780