Last Night, I did some investigations on my own, trying to figure out where the God awful foul odor-stench was in my house. I used the special “black light” I purchased from your company that makes Cat – Bat- certain Birds feces shine brightly if it’s present. The attached was taken in a closet and the substance in white is stain coming down the wall from the ceiling. Now bear in mind that I am not a Batologist, but I have studied the subject intensely from the internet. So far this is the only area of interest that I have located. Bear in mind that it could most likely be one of two things causing the Stain. I’m thinking it could either be a leak from the roof OR something like Bat Droppings and urine. Also remember that Water H2o does not “FLUORES” nor does it’s stain. Bats will eat and drink an extreme amount of insects in one night setting…so they let fly while on the roost during the day. While viewing the photo, please remember that regular camera settings do not take extremely good shots of Black Light subjects. If I had used a flash, I would get nothing in the photo. Another item…This stain does not show up in regular sun or flashlight beams. You could not tell it was there if not for the Black Light.
So for now I’m thinking it’s bats. I’m about to get up there to do some inspecting but will have to make an access door since there is no direct point of entry yet. What are your followup recommendations if it turns out to be bats?
If you take some time to review our BAT CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll learn there are several options you can employ. First and foremost will be knowing for sure that the animal involved here is in fact bats. Based on what you’ve seen and observed, I’m fairly certain you do have some in this area but if it turns out to be something else, I’m sure we’ll be able to help either way.
Once you’re up in the attic, take some time to see if you can tell where they’re entering and exiting the space. As our article details, gable vents are amongst the most common points of entry but there can be many an animal like a bat will use so give it a good look over. Once you find the spot or spots, doing some simple closure with our BAT SCREENING will usually keep them out. And once you know they’re not able to get back inside, you can proceed with some clean up treatments to get rid of the odor. The NNZ is one of the best products for such problems and you can use it as a liquid, spray or foam so no matter where the odor has permeated, you should be able to neutralize it one way or the other.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Bat Control Article: http://www.bugspray.com/articles98/bats.html
Bat Screening: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page212.html