The scoop on bat poop
As fall has officially arrived and winter just around the corner… it’s time to start thinking about inspecting your attic for a number of things, this seems to be the time of year that people become concerned about the insulation in the attic. Knowing that most homes built before the 1980’s can contain Asbestos, there are also a few other concerns you may wish to acknowledge as well. Such as the fact that with the cooler nights approaching little critters are now looking for a warm place to make nests for the winter.
Living near a forest, a field or even just in general the prairie provinces we are exposed to many different creatures that come into our homes in the winter time. If you don’t constantly watch the home you are living in by checking all the nooks and crannies regularly this time of year you can quickly have a problem that is out of control. Such as Deer Mice, the feces dropped are very dangerous to your health and just breathing in the air surrounding it can cause major health problems.
That’s not the only issue though, Bats can also make themselves at home in your attic, and as happy that you are that they are eating the bugs around the home they can also cause major health issues as The high nutrient content of accumulated bird and bat excrement provides an excellent growth medium for organisms of potential human health concern.
This guide primarily addresses the prevention of two illnesses caused by those organisms: cryptococcosis and histoplasmosis. Cryptococcosis is usually associated with pigeon droppings at elevated roost sites; histoplasmosis with bird and bat droppings on soil under roosts. However, the infective stages of both organisms may be found in any accumulation of dry droppings and associated organic matter.
We would like to bring it to our readers attention that they should should also be aware of the possible dangers of other disease organisms associated with bird and bat excrement.
Mycosis is a fungal infection resulting in disease, it’s usually incurred by inhaling dusts, especially organic (decaying vegetation) dusts and dusts enriched with bird or bat droppings, which contain massive amounts of the disease organisms. These fungal organisms are common in the environment and exposure to them is impossible to avoid. However, most humans are resistant to the amounts they encounter during normal activities. This is why it is important to get your attic inspected by a professional if you believe you have a bat, mouse or even asbestos issue in your home. (We aren’t saying asbestos contains fecal matter, we are just stating that the inspections should be done by a professional)
If you believe your attic may have an issue and want to have it inspected call got mold? today for more information. 1-888-909-6653