Cleanup of Bats in the Attic - Phoenix AZ

How to clean up bat guano inside a building: The clean up after a colony of bats have inhabited your home can be stressful. You are going to need many things, which is often why many people turn to professionals to complete the task for them. You are also going to want to do things in a specific manner – again, why many people choose to hire someone to help. Finally, the job is going to be one that will take time. Just another reason behind the mounting positives of hiring a professional to remove the bats, complete the seal-up of your home, and clean up after the animals have left. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it.

Once you are reassured that all of the bats are gone and they will definitely not be coming back, you can start the clean up. Again, this is a job that is best left to the professionals, not just for the health reasons involved, but also because there is a lot that needs to be done and most people don’t have the time, the inclination or the materials to finish it themselves. One of the many problems that guano can bring with it is a lung infection called Histoplasmosis. In normal, healthy people, this may not have all that much of an effect. However, on young children and those with a weakened immune system, the chills, fevers, headaches, dry and painful cough and muscle aches can be very detrimental to the health.

You are going to need to make sure that you have done a few things before you start your clean up. Firstly, you are going to want to make sure that all bats have been safely removed from your property. Remember that it is illegal to harm the bats; another reason why professionals are the best option. You are also going to want to make sure that you have sealed up all the holes that your bat friends would have been using to gain access to your home. Without doing this, your clean-up will prove fruitless as the bats, and other colonies of bats, will just end up coming back.

You will need a few things (things that the professionals will already have). You are going to need a full plastic body suit that covers your clothes and footwear. This may seem a little extreme but when you take into account that the guano, or bat droppings, can often leave behind a bacteria that can cause a pretty nasty infection to your lungs, you are probably going to want to do things the right way. For this reason, a mouth mask is also important, as are safety goggles to protect your eyes.

On top of the odd looking uniform that you will have to adorn, you’re going to need a special, strong cleaner that is enzyme-based to help break down the guano, clean up any staining and also to kill any bacteria that might still be present. You are going to need to be thorough in your cleaning operation – leftover guano can not only cause disease, but can also attract other bat colonies as well as cockroaches and other insects. None of these things are particularly pleasant, as you can imagine.

An industrial “special” vacuum cleaner will be used by the professionals, firstly to remove the larger chunks of bat poop, then to remove the finer, dust-style particles which can also cause you harm. They are thorough in their investigation and clean up of your house, but may people opt for paining and redecorating later on, simply because the bats make such a mess that just a clean isn’t always enough.