Alexandria Bat Guano Cleanup ~ 703-881-3170
Alexandria Bat Guano Cleanup is a very dirty, nasty job. This process is often done after a bat exclusion is done, Bats will drop feces in every crack and crevice in a attic area. Bats are very secretive creatures so they seek the most inaccessible areas of the attic ti roost, this makes getting to the guano to clean it up very difficult.
Large Vacuums are used to remove the fecal and blown inside a HEPA bag on the exterior of the home to keep from contaminating the interior of the home. This is the proper way to do this, Beware of companies that do not have this guano removal equipment, they will either use a shovel and trash bags and carry the bags thru the home, (which will contaminate the interior of the home). If a company does not have the correct equipment, they should not be doing the work.
Bat Guano needs to be handled specially due to the diseases that can be transmitted from the droppings. Bat droppings are highly toxic and there are many health risks associated with the cleanup process. It is important to avoid situations where the bat droppings can be inhaled. A face mask should always be worn when you are around the droppings.
One of the major health risks with Bat guano is Histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis is a fungal disease that affects the lungs when you breathe. Symptoms include fever, chest pain, dry cough, headaches, encephalopathy, and in rare cases death. During the cleanup process, only authorized personnel should be present.
Bat Bugs are a big contribution to the spread of Bat Guano diseases. Bat Bugs can be found on bats and the more bats that a colony has, the more bat bugs are in your house. These parasites will typically feed on the blood of bats but there are occasions that the bugs will feed on human blood and use the human as a host.
If you have had bats, call Animal Control Solutions and have one of our Wildlife Technicians come out and assess the Bat Guano Cleanup situation. Call us at 703-881-3170.