Often, animals that are inhabiting your attic may leave a large number of droppings behind. The droppings and urine can act as a carrier for diseases like leptospirosis, salmonella, and more. It's safest to stay away from animals droppings and urine and leave the cleanup to the experts at Wildlife X Team® San Antonio. Call today! 830.253.2810
Which Animal Droppings are Dangerous?
Bats—Bat droppings, known as guano, are actually used as a rich fertilizer in some areas because of the high levels of nitrogen. Unfortunately, guano is extremely likely to also carry spores of histoplasmosis, which is easily transmitted through inhalation of said spores. Histoplasmosis can be fatal, especially for those with a compromised immune system. Bat guano is about the size of a single grain of rice, and is dark in color. It's often found in insulation
Rodents—Rodent-transmitted diseases like Hantavirus and leptospirosis are often a result of handling or inhaling spores from rodent droppings. Once the rat droppings dry, they are far more likely to spread spores.