To the untrained eye, guano can easily be mistaken for mouse droppings.
But, a simple test can be preformed to differentiate them.
Simply roll the dropping with your finger. If it flattens and dusts out, it’s bat guano. If its hard and rolls like a rolling pin, it is a mouse dropping.
Be advised, bat guano around your property is not only unsightly, but a potential health hazard.
Bat guano easily breaks down into powder, and that powder can become airborne.
If enough is inhaled, it can cause serious respiratory issues.
But that isn’t even the main issue that a bat colony in your attic will cause.
A bat colony can range anywhere from 50-100 bats, and they all will defecate massive amounts of guano and urine in your attic, and seep into the ceiling directly below, causing stains and odor in your home.
The guano and urine is extremely difficult to clean up, and not just because the massive amount.
As previously mentioned, breathing in guano dust can have serious health consequences, and bat urine will crystallize and form hard stalagmites which do not easily break down.
That is just one of the reasons bat removal should be done by a professional.