How to remove bat feces from concrete

Bat feces is one of the most dangerous forms of waste that any animal on earth will produce. Because of the parasites, diseases, and other pathogens that are found in bat feces, this poses a serious risk to your health even after it has dried. In fact, dried feces can become airborne, carrying the pathogens with them that can then attached to your skin or be inhaled and cause you serious illness. There is no doubt at all that this is a very dangerous substance to have around your home.

It’s Not That Easy to Get Rid of

With many of the different kinds of waste from animals that you may encounter, a simple sweeping up and a little scrubbing will handle the cleanup for you. You may have a slight discoloration on the surface of where the animal defecated, but in terms of a long-lasting presence from the feces most animals will not cause you some kind of issue. That is not the case with the bat.

In bat urine and feces there is a corrosive set of compounds that can deteriorate wood and metal. This cannot only harm the overall integrity of your house, but makes it very difficult for you to be able to get rid of this. Just washing with soap and water is not going to do the job for you and this is what makes this waste such a dangerous risk for you and your family.

What Can Be Done

While it is a daunting task to remove this waste, it does not mean that it is an impossible one. With a little work on your part you can remove the bat feces from surfaces such as concrete, so that you do not have to worry about the pathogens or stain remaining. If you are finding that there is a stain from bat feces around the outside of your home, here are some steps that you can take to remove it.
  1. Begin by sweeping up as much of the waste as possible. Before doing so ensure that you have taken precautions to keep the feces from coming in contact with your body. As mentioned before, dried feces can become airborne and attached to your skin or be inhaled. This is why all parts of your skin need to be covered, including wearing gloves, a surgical mask, and goggles.
  2. After you have cleaned up the area, wash it down thoroughly with bleach or ammonia and water. This will help to kill off most of the bacteria or viruses that may be present within the stained area. To be safe, don’t just wash it down – scrub it! This will really do the job for you.
  3. Once you have successfully cleaned up these areas now it is time to try to get rid of the stain. There are some great products on the market that are specifically designed to eliminate bat feces and it stains from concrete. These enzyme based products do an amazing job at cleaning up the stained and returning the concrete to its original appearance. To be on the safe side it makes sense to scrub this area a couple of times to treat the area and to have the greatest amount of success.
You clearly don’t want that feces to be leaving a permanent stain on the concrete around your home or business. If you an act of these steps to do the job you will find that the job will get taken care of and the discoloration will be gone, restoring your concrete to its original appearance. NEED LOCAL HELP? We have wildlife removal professionals servicing 95% of the USA. Click here to hire a local bat removal expert in your home town. Updated 2018. It's best to be educated on the subject, so browse this site and especially read the bats in the attic home page, or email me if you have any more questions about How to remove bat feces from concrete

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