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How Bat Guano Ruins Commercial BuildingsBats are the world’s longest-living mammals, with a lifespan of up to 40 years. Therefore, if conditions permit, bats will inhabit your commercial building for a very long time. As their colony grows, the amount of damage and toxic guano bats produce can pile up, which is why you will want to get bats removed as quickly as possible before they ruin your commercial building.

Damage Caused by Bat Guano


Bat guano can lead to a host of threatening and costly issues that can ruin your commercial building, such as:

  • Foul smells

    As bats roost inside of your commercial building’s attic, their collective droppings and urine will soak into the insulation and drywall below, developing a strong odor similar to ammonia or a cat litter box.

  • Corrosive damage

    Bat guano can remove paint, corrode metals, rot wood, and block ventilation systems.

  • Structural damage

    If too much guano accumulates, it can put pressure and weight on the drywall and ceilings, creating sagging and ultimately threatening the structural integrity of your commercial building.

  • Risk of disease

    When guano reaches the ground in dark and damp environments, it becomes a sufficient host for histoplasmosis fungus. Humans can become infected by inhaling the spores from the fungus. For infants and those with a weakened immune system, contracting the respiratory disorder could be fatal if not treated in time.

The Danger of DIY Bat Guano Removal

Bat guano is a harmful substance you don’t want festering in your commercial building. However, before guano can be removed, you must be sure no bats are still living inside your property. Unfortunately, removing bats and their guano from the attic of your business is a complex and challenging task. Because bats are a protected species, it’s critical that you do not attempt to remove them on your own. Fortunately, the licensed and trained bat removal professionals at Critter Control® of Orlando have the knowledge and experience to resolve your bat issues legally and humanely.

Effective Guano and Bat Removal Services

During our initial inspection, we will determine what species of bats are infesting your property and if there are any babies present. We will also assess how the bats are getting in and out of the building to safely remove the entire colony. Once we are positive all the bats are gone, we will seal all openings, clean up the guano and urine, and repair any damages.

Our top priority is keeping our customers, the animals, and our employees safe during every job, so you can rest assured that your business will be taken care of. When cleaning, our technicians wear specialized suits, masks, and gloves and take every precaution to keep any guano from infecting other areas of the commercial building or air supply. We use industrial vacuum cleaners to get rid of large amounts of guano efficiently and eco-friendly antiseptics to decontaminate the space.

For more information or to schedule an inspection and receive a free bat removal estimate, call Critter Control® of Orlando today at 407-295-7194.


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