Most people know that bats, although helpful when it comes to controlling insects, can be a dangerous carrier of rabies. However, another extreme danger is the exposure to their droppings. Also known as bat guano, these droppings can lead to Histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis can be transmitted from infected bats to humans through the spores in their droppings. These spores can directly enter into your body just by breathing in the dust in a bat- infested area. Oftentimes, there are only very mild flu-like symptoms, fever, cough, chest pain or shortness of breath. Fortunately, the skilled team at Varmint Gone is here to help you get rid of bats and decontaminate your home of bat guano!
Histoplasmosis In Bat Guano: An Air-Borne Hazard
It’s especially important to be aware of the danger to bat guano exposure if you have a weakened immune system. It is also important to be cautious if you have undergone chemotherapy, are a heavy smoker or are advanced in age. In a more serious case, Histoplasmosis can resemble tuberculosis in nature. It can lead to long-term illness. In extreme cases, it can even be fatal. Cleaning out an infested area, can actually place you at risk. When our professional team at Varmint Gone remove bat guano from your home, we first employ special masks. Then, we use industrial vacuums with high-efficiency filters and take precautionary measures to ensure the safety of your family.
Ectoparasites May Be In Your Home
Ectoparasites are also a secondary danger when bat guano is present. When bat urine and guano accumulate in areas, such as an attic, crawl spaces or even in walls, it attracts arthropods. This includes ticks, mites, fleas and even cockroaches. While these nasty parasites rarely attack humans, most people can agree that sharing a home with these creatures can be less than pleasant. Fortunately, the removal of bats and their guano will cause ectoparasites to quickly die. Our team will also employ special procedures to remove and dispose of their guano and urine in a safe and environmentally friendly way to ensure your family’s health.
What Your Next Step Should Be
Varmint Gone offers professional bat removal services and bat decontamination in the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas of North Carolina. We have offered our customers fast, and reliable wildlife removal services and wildlife damage repair for homeowners and commercial facilities since 1983. Varmint Gone provides a 5-YEAR WARRANTY on all repairs and construction exclusion work for each specific animal. Call today at 888-391-3330 or schedule your inspection online with the specialists at Varmint Gone to help you assess your bat situation.