How to remove bat urine and bat urine stains
Bats live close to humans. They also like to live in closed and isolated spaces such as attics, walls, and chimneys. When bats occupy these spaces, they produce large quantities of feces and urine. The urine and feces of bats can have several detrimental effects and should be removed as soon as possible. In this article, we cover how to remove bat urine and bat urine stains.
Why you should remove bat urine and bat urine stains
Bats carry and spread several harmful diseases. These diseases are spread through natural bodily products such as feces and urine. The feces and urine of bats can dry up and form particles that are airborne. Through those particles, harmful diseases can be spread. Also, the urine of bats contains a large quantity of uric acid. Uric acid has corrosive properties. If uric acid is left on surfaces such as metal, wood, and fabric, it can destroy the surfaces. Guano also has a similar effect, damaging different structures. Having highlighted the reason for the cleaning of bat urine and bat urine stains, we now share the steps for removing the urine and urine stains.
Removing urine and urine stains
Bats produce urine and feces together. Thus, cleaning the urine and urine stains will require cleaning the feces which is otherwise known as guano. Because bats produce feces and urine together, places with large quantities of guano are bound to have urine stains. You may also find the urine and urine stains separate from the guano. It is noteworthy that urine does not smell ordinary. It only smells when it dries up.
Firstly, you need protective materials. The protective materials you will need are masks, overalls, and gloves. High-level respirator masks are best for the removal of urine and urine stains. Ensure that you’re properly protected before starting any steps of the removal. The protective materials protect you from inhaling the harmful germs in the feces and urine. With the protective materials, you also avoid all kinds of direct contact with the waste of the critter. Without proper protective materials, the removal of urine and urine stains could lead to infections through inhalation.
You should begin the removal by vacuuming and scraping the guano. This will give access to the stain underneath the guano. After removing the guano, apply a disinfectant to the stain. The best disinfectants for this purpose are enzyme cleaners. If the stain does not budge, you should apply a hard surface cleaner.
Soft surfaces are mostly irredeemable from urine and urine stains. You will have to replace such surfaces. For the hard surfaces, you may need some restoration or repair work done to get the surfaces back to the original state. When removing droppings and cleaning urine and urine stains, avoid sweeping the droppings as this will raise the dust. Also, you shouldn’t use a household vacuum cleaner. Ensure to dampen the droppings too, before trying to remove them.
The removal of urine and urine stains is bound to involve the gathering of waste materials. Gather the materials in sealed disposable containers and throw them away safely.
We should mention that removing bat urine and urine stains should be aimed at the overall process of keeping the critters away permanently. Thus, you should apply effective prevention and exclusion measures to keep the critters out for good.
Habitat modification is one of the measures you can apply to keep the critters away. Habitat modification is effective because it requires making your property unwelcoming to the critters. The measures that make up habitat modification include identifying and sealing all possible entry points. You should also keep away all forms of attractants.
A cluttered and untidy environment will attract pests. Bats are not an exception. Keep your indoor and outdoor environments tidy to make the critters uncomfortable on your property.