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The Effects of Bat Guano on Your Commercial BuildingWhile it’s true our Tampa ecosystem depends on bats to regulate the insect population, they are never something you want to see in your commercial building. Not only are they a nuisance, but they also carry with them potential dangers that put all those in the building at risk. In fact, bats themselves aren’t a serious threat – they are relatively harmless creatures. You should worry more about the damage caused by their guano.

What is Bat Guano?

Guano is the specific term for bat excrement, and it has been historically significant for its fertilization properties and its use in explosives. It collects under the main roosting area of bats, forming large dusty piles. When these guano piles are disturbed, the dust particles can permeate the air in the surrounding area. However desirable bat guano is for some industries, it is dangerous to have in your building, for several reasons.

  • Mess

    Bat guano leaves an awful mess. If you have an infestation or a colony of bats living in your building, the guano piles can cause a disruption to your operations. Animal excrement in general should always be cleaned up as soon as possible, and guano in particular. The urine and dusty excrement piles can pose health hazards and make those in the building feel unsafe.

  • Destruction

    Though bats themselves aren’t dangerous to people, they can be to buildings. Their guano can corrode and eat through drywall, which can be quite costly to have fixed. Once it seeps into the ceiling, walls, or any other structures, serious renovations might be needed.

  • Smell

    The awful smell produced by bat droppings and urine can be a nuisance too. No workers or customers want to be in a building rank with the odor of excrement – this is an extremely undesirable work environment.

Contact Our Experts

Due to the hazardous nature of bat guano deposits, we never recommend attempting to clean up after bats on your own. Our bat experts here at Critter Control® of Tampa have over thirty years of experience in bat removal and cleanup in surrounding Tampa area businesses. Our professionals will execute the best procedures to remove and dispose of all guano, ensuring the safety of you and your coworkers/employees. If you have any questions about bats and bat guano, or if you would like to schedule your free consultation, please call us at 813-948-0870 today.

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