Bat Guano on the Roof
Bat Guano on the Roof

Does Your Home Have Bat Guano?

When you have bats. You have guano. Luckily, guano cleanup is part of the job when it comes to bat removal. Guano cleanup isn’t as simple as sweeping it up, we use specialized equipment that is designed to remove all material in attic areas, material such as insulation, bat guano, old debris, and any other item that is in the attic area that could be contaminated. It is highly recommended to get the Guano removed as soon as possible

Our vacuums are designed to remove all of the contaminants all at once, including contaminates in the insulation. Significantly decreasing the time that our company spends in your contaminated attic. These Vacuums are very expensive, and only companies that do this kind of job on a regular basis can own these machines. Due to this, beware of companies that rent these machines, if they are not used to this kind of work, then they are not qualified to perform the job. Unqualified companies could not only leave guano behind, but they could spread it even further in your attic, and possibly your ventilation system.

What Are the Hazards of Bat Guano?

Bat Guano can carry the disease Histoplasmosis which is caused by a fungus in the Guano. Histoplasmosis affects the lungs and gives you mild influenza-type symptoms. However, in large quantities, you can develop high fever, blood abnormalities, pneumonia, and even death.

There are many hazards when extracting bat guano from the attic of a home, there is always the falling hazard, where some unqualified contractor falls through the ceiling of your home. This creates several problems. The first problem this creates is it breaks the Sheetrock on your ceiling; the ceiling is a very difficult place to repair damaged Sheetrock and often times a professional will have to be called in to make the area look correct again. The second and most important problem that this creates is it breaks the barrier that is shielding your home from the containment that is in your attic. When this happens, your entire home should be cleaned and disinfected. This is often very expensive and often done by a professional company that specializes in house remediation.