I have bad bat smell in my attic . What is the best spray i need to use? I have sprayed it with bleach . Nothing seems to get the smell out. Thanks.
Bats and other animals that nest or forage in the attic will undoubtedly leave behind droppings and urine. This excrement will many times accumulate and become significant. If allowed to accumulate, these droppings will many times create foul odors strong enough to find their way into living areas.
To control the smell, you’ll need to first gain access to the area if you wish to spray with a PUMP SPRAYER. If the attic is open enough and accessible, spray it with the NNZ discussed in our ODOR CONTROL ARTICLE. This product is organic and literally breaks down the odor molecules. You won’t get anything like this accomplished with bleach; spraying with bleach will make the area white but it’s does nothing for odor and has no ability to neutralize the odor molecules. This means you’ll only be bleaching the smell and odor molecules you directly touch with the bleach. The NNZ will work as long as it’s in the area since it can neutralize the odor in the air. This is key since spraying everything is sometimes tought to accomplish when it’s hidden down in the insulation.
If you don’t have complete access to the area, you can still apply the NNZ but instead of using the sprayer, use a misting machine like the FM5330. It’s small, portable and very handy for tight spaces like this when needing to mist or fog for pests or other maintenance like odor control.
One thorough treatment should solve the problem but if you still notice a smell a few days after you treat, go back up and see if the odor found it’s way into the wall void. If this happened, you may need to spray or foam the wall void to make sure you get product close to where it permeated. Our FOAMING TOOL is ideal for this treatment and will deliver the Odor Eliminator exactly where it needs to be without the need for removing the sheetrock.
Here are links to all the products mentioned above so you can read up on them and order on line as well:
NNZ Odor Neutralizer: http://www.bugspraycart.com/sanitizer/liquid/nnz-64-oz
Bat Odor Control Article: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page219.html#892
Foaming Tool: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page1358.html