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How to remove bat feces from concrete

Pests love places where they can find some relative comfort and in most cases will love to invade areas close to human habitations. Bats on the other hand, tend to curve out a territory for themselves right in human establishments and you will see them residing on rooftops and other selected parts of the house, often with some serious consequences. It is always pathetic when bats choose to take up residence in your building and more so if you have a sizable colony making a home in areas where they roost right above concrete. They are definitely going to create some substantial mess.

One of the most daunting tasks when you have bats roosting in a building is the amount of defecation they leave behind, usually at the points of entrance and right above their hanging joints. These mammals do prey on a sizable number of insects each and their bodies have quite a high rate of metabolism. The average rate of excretion for each bat estimated around twenty to thirty times a day. So you know! With a whole colony roosting you expect quite some serious mess and their refuse also known as guano, will quickly accumulate wherever they choose to do their waste expulsion and if that is your concrete surface then you are going to have a difficult task getting it cleaned.

But it is more important to know how to handle bat guano on your concrete flow before you take the risky step of tackling it for bat guano is just as dangerous as asbestos. The risk of infections from this waste is really high. The guano grows some fungus that causes lung infections in humans with fatal consequences on the victim. So then, what do you need to know before you rid your concrete floor of bat guano? If that is what you are searching for then here we go.

Wearing protective clothing before you start the cleaning process is vital for your own health because coming in direct contact with this refuse could be harmful. Use a HEPA mask, an overall as well as well protected gumboots and a pair of gloves to ensure you are safe from harm. Start by using a vacuum cleaner to remove the loose guano from the surface, which will ensure that the particles here are held safely away. Remove any remaining guano from this surface using a shovel and load them into well-made plastic backs for safety and transportation.

Using the right enzyme-based cleaner, mix it with the right quantity of water and wet the surface. Use a hard brush to scrub this surface until it is clean, rinse with enough cleaner and ensure you follow the instructions indicated on the leaner for better results.

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