Have you noticed stains or blotches on your ceilings or walls? Are you wondering whether they are watermarks or perhaps urine stains from some unwanted guest? Have you ventured into your attic or crawl space and noticed large piles of guano (bat, raccoon, squirrel fecal matter) on top of your insulation or floor boards. Does the area have a strong odor of ammonia? If so your home has been invaded by pests such as bats, raccoons, squirrels or other rodents.
Fecal accumulations not only produce unwanted odors but can actually create hazardous conditions for the home owner and its inhabitants. Locations of large feces accumulations create an ideal place for germs,viruses and other pathogens to thrive. The slightest disturbance of these sites could disperse the minute particles that would travel through the air and then be either inhaled or deposited onto their host (you). If you have found these conditions within your home you should take immediate action by calling Bees, Bats and Beyond for an inspection, consultation and/or estimate to have these critters removed from your home.
The following photos show before & after pictures of an attic guano removal and cleanup performed by "Bees, Bats and Beyond"
Opening up roof gaps to help bats exit from the attic.
Inspection of a bat nursery inside an attic. Bats are roosting at the top of the chimney.
Opening up gable vent to remove damaged wire mesh and to remove the accumulation of bat feces along with the live bat bugs.
I am attempting to seal up some external holes but the bat refuses to fly away.
Attic inspection of a 300 year old home reveals many roosting bats on roof beams.
If you would like some information on possible pathogens that might be of concern to you and your family go to (CDC) the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC is a government agency that is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. It provides information, among other things, to keep the public informed about protecting their health. The CDC will give you a list of possible parasites, viruses and other type of pathogens that one could contract by coming in touch with or merely being in the presence of bird and animal feces. Be aware that just because there is an absence of feces it does not mean that everything is fine. Usually pests are carriers of ticks, lice, flees and other such parasites whereby their mere presence could create a hazardous health condition.