Bat urine removal and urine stain removal

Bat urine has a very foul and pungent smell that is unwelcome in many homes. A bat will urinate 10-20 times on a single day. Imagine the spectacle of excrete of the thousands of bats that have lived in an attic of an old home. It is grotesque to say the least. If you notice the slightest sign that there are bats in your property, take quick measures to prevent massive damage and unwanted expenses in future. In this article I will help you to easily clean up bat urine and stains.

Health risks posed by bat urine

Bats carry various disease causing microorganisms. Traces of these microorganisms can be found in their urine and are capable of causing the transmission of infectious diseases such as;

  • Hontavirus Pulmonary syndrome (HPS)
  • Murine Typhus
  • Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium
  • Leptospyrosis
  • Eosinophilic menengitis
Identifying bat urine

First and foremost, ensure that you are dealing with bat urine. Take some time to personally check your home for urine stains and if there is a foul odor which prompted you to search the home you can use a black light device to pin point the source of the odor. A black light device is torch like gadget whose light is able to fluoresce when directed to urinal deposits. It is most suitable to exactly locate the affected spots so as not waste a lot of time looking for urine stains in the whole house using your naked eyes.

Removal of bat urine

Urine is unattractive to see or touch. When cleaning up your contaminated property it is important to wear protective clothing when dealing with all kinds of excrete. The following steps can be followed to remove bat urine;
  • Blot using a piece of disposable cloth or toilet paper
  • Apply dish washing detergent and lightly scrub off urine residue then blot the mixture with dry cloth
  • Remove detachable parts and air dry them during the day
Removal of bat urine stain

When removing bat urine stains, avoid using detergents with ammonia in them. You can use commercial hydrogen peroxide based urine stain removers such as Clorox™ for better results. These urine stain removers are specially formulated for hard to clean porous and soft surfaces such as upholstery and woodwork. They break down urine into odorless compounds and also kill bacteria effectively.

Bat urine removal and urine stain removal

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