Guano is Bat Poop or Bird Droppings. Any home or business that has had a problem with Rodents, Bats, Birds or larger animals can accumulate unhealthy amounts of urine and feces. Animal Urine and Feces are known to carry over 35+ diseases. Cobra Pest Control offers a “Rodent Clean Up Service” for a safe, clean and sanitized environment.
Yes, Guano can carry a fungus known to cause Histoplasmosis. Histoplasmosis is caused by breathing in fecal dust matter, a disease you can get from exposure to Bat Feces ( Bat Droppings). Some other Diseases, Bacteria and Parasites associated with Guano, Animal Droppings, Rodent poo or whatever you want to call it are: Staphyloccocci, Streptococci, Hantavirus, Roundworm, Cryptococcus the list is pretty long. Suffice it to say all Animal waste should be picked up, cleaned up and disinfected.
Other Droppings you should be concerned about are from Mice, Rats, Squirrels and other Rodents. Feces from Raccoons, Skunks, Opossums and other larger animals that frequent the attic or basement will defecate as well.
Clean up should always be done by a professional. With that said many do it yourselfers will attempt to clean themselves. If that is the case do research. Learn about the Diseases associated with the droppings to be cleaned. Don't forget about the unseen Urine. Make sure surfaces in the surrounding areas are covered and safe. Have everyone leave the house especially young children and older adults. Use Personal Protective Gear such as gloves, coveralls, respirators and goggles. Use hepa filters. Learn how to double bag and what bags to use. Use generous amounts of Anti-Microbial Solutions, when and where to use it. Check the attic, basement, storage areas, in boxes, under and on insulation, under sinks, in closets, above drop ceilings and on the foundation ledge. Learn where to properly dispose of Guano and other Animal Waste. Treat Fece Waste, Urine and everything touch as toxic waste.
Only a Trained Professional using the proper equipment, solutions and knowledge can keep you and your family safe and healthy.