If you have recently had bats removed from your home, then you know how big of a mess they can leave behind. Along with chewing up wires, messing up your insulation, and more, their feces and urine can leave behind bad smells and unsightly stains which, let’s face it, no one enjoys cleaning up.

Along with being unpleasant to address, bat feces (or bat guano) can also take its toll on your health. Because of this, it is vital to stay protected and use the appropriate tools and equipment, should you choose to address this issue yourself. Along with this, be sure to keep kids, pets, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems away, as the risks of exposure can become quite serious.

All About Histoplasmosis

So, what could happen after exposure to bat guano? By merely breathing in the air surrounding the feces, you could expose yourself to a disease called histoplasmosis. From about three days to three weeks after being exposed, a person may develop harmful symptoms, such as fever, head or muscle aches, chills, chest discomfort, a severe cough, and more.

Fortunately, histoplasmosis can often be easily treated, as long as the person affected is healthy and gets the appropriate medical care right away. That being said, when the disease affects those who are weaker, like infants or older people, effects can prove more serious. The most severe type of histoplasmosis is referred to as disseminated histoplasmosis and can be fatal.

Attraction Of Bugs & Pests

Another big issue with bat guano is that it will attract bugs and other pests that could trigger more disease within your household. No one wants flies, beetles, cockroaches, and other insects invading their home, especially right after dealing with a bat problem, so getting guano out as soon as possible should definitely be a priority.

That’s Not All

The health risks of bat guano are very real and should be taken seriously, but bat guano can cause damage to your home’s structure, as well. It wears away metal, causes wood to rot, and if there is a lot of it, it can weigh down your structure significantly, causing it to sag. All in all, living in a home that is structural compromised is not safe, so ensure all of your guano is taken care of today.

We Can Help

If you have noticed bat guano throughout your home or business, do not hesitate to call in our licensed experts right away. We can ensure any bats living on the premises are humanely removed, and we can seal up any potential entry points, as well. Then, our crew can restore and sanitize your space, so you don’t have to worry about catching any infections and facing further pest problems. it comes to wildlife removal services in Oakland County, there is no better crew to rely on than us. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today.

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