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Bat Feces

Idenitfying Bat Feces

One of the most common questions we receive when assisting customers is what kind of feces is this? How can I tell what kind of animal left this mess in my attic? How do I identify if it is indeed bat feces and not possum, squirrel, or rat droppings? There a lot of distinguishing factors when it comes to idinetifying bat feces, as you can tell from some of the pictures on this page. How large/small are bat droppings? Bat feces is about the size of a wood staple and about 1-3 cm in length; Bat or Rat feces will look a lot like a black seed. Bat feces or Bat Poop is generally a dark color or black. If the Bat feces is very dry and brittle chances are that the Bat feces has been there a while.

If the bat droppings are very soft and mushy, then chances are good that it is very fresh. If you look at the dropping and you see a white tip at the end of the dropping, that is more often than not a reptile dropping. But if you see the Bat droppings that look like seeds, a little oval, and there is no white tip at the end of it, then you are more then likely dealing with Bats.

Types of Bat Feces

If you were trying to identify bat feces or trying to figure out how you can tell if you do indeed have bats in the attic (based on the feces that's on the insulation), you're going to look for the following distinguishing factors. Generally Bat feces is about the size of a seed; it is about a half inch long and about 1-3 cm thick. Depending on the size and the age of the Bat that is in your attic, Bats also leave a lot of feces behind. I have been in attics that were completely covered in my career as a Wildlife Control specialist.

Bat breeding cycles are very fast and the population can grow. So if you see a lot of feces in the attic or even just a little bit of Bat feces, you want to make sure you get on it very very fast. Most of the time when you have Bats in the attic, it's going to be a female that is pregnant and about to have her babies. Like I said earlier, the biggest giveaway with how to tell if it is Bat feces is going to be the size and color. Take a look at these pictures and they will help you identify which type of Bat you have in your attic or in the house.

Health & Safety

Regardless of what animal your feces belongs to, you want to make sure that you DO NOT touch feces you find in your attic. You should call a professional service for wild animal feces removal like Centurian Services. If you do decide to remove feces you find in your attic without the assistance of a professional wildlife control team, you definitely want to make sure you have a respirator on because bat feces contain several different types of bacteria and insects that can harm you and potentially lead to death.

One horrible health issue that stems directly from bat feces is roundworm. Roundworm, if ingested, leads to a variety of symptoms and can become fatal. Bat roundworm can become ingested by simply breathing it in if you are around bat feces. If you do not treat the roundworm that you ingest from bat feces, you can eventually die. There are also other bacterias affiliated with bat feces such as histoplasmosis and hantavirus, which are both diseases that can lead to severe respiratory issues.

Bat Feces Odor

Another frequent question that customers call me and ask me about is what does bat feces smell like? To be honest with you, it smells exactly how it sounds–terrible. Bat feces have a very distinct odor, and are mixed with urine, so the feces will start to smell like ammonia as well as rotting feces. Flies, larvae and other parasites will seek out this bat feces in your attic, so you want to make sure you're extremely careful when you are inspecting it. Remember that diseases can easily and instantly become ingested or inhaled from being close to bat roundworm. Eggs can also be found in feces and urine from bats, which can also be inhaled if you are not wearing protective materials on your face. Larvae that is inside this parasite will start to affect the central nervous system of a human, causing diarrhea, dehydration and further health issues. For this reason, you should hire professional bat removal specialists and professional bat removal companies when dealing with bats in the attic.

A professional bat or Rat Removal company uses proper respiratory safety equipment, including hazmat suits, to protect the working technicians during feces removal. Professionals will remove all bat excrement and bat urine in the attic to ensure the environment is clean and sanitized and prevent any inhalation of hazardous diseases. Once bat feces is removed by a professional wildlife control company, your bat removal specialist will sanitize the attic and all of the areas where the bat feces was found in order to guarantee the safety of our customers clients and family.

Where Bat feces Is Found

Excrement found your attic commonly belongs to bats; if you think you may have an issue with bat infestation in your attic, please inspect the images on this page to confirm that what you have found indeed belongs to bats, and not other common wildlife. You'll be able to get a good idea of what species the found feces belong to and call the appropriate service for Bat, Rat, or Raccoon Removal.

Bat droppings around your property, home, lawn or attic need to be removed immediately. bat guano does smell; bats are wild animals that live outside. Bats will leave droppings in their nest, and any place along the way from their nest to where they go to feed. If you find bat feces in any of these places or around your house or attic, stay away from it and make sure your dogs, cats and kids don't touch it, ingest it, or play near it. You do not want your children or pets to ingest any of the harmful bacteria or diseases that are affiliated with bat feces or bat urine.

There are a lot of features of bat feces that makes it unique, so please pay a lot of attention to these identifiers. These bat feces pictures will help you when trying to identify whether or not you are dealing with bats in your attic or bats that live outside and are leaving droppings on your lawn. If you find that in your research into How to Get Rid of Bats that this task is too cumbersome and complicated, please contact your local Bat Removal Specialists by using the locations search bar or clicking on the locations link at the top of the tpage.