Do You Have Bats in Your Attic? Leave a Comment / Uncategorized / By Katy Fautheree Did you know that dried bat guano consists largely of saltpeter (potassium nitrate) which was widely used during the Civil War era for making gunpowder?While this is a fun and interesting fact, bat guano can pose significant health risks to your family and home.Bats defecate up to 30 times a day- that buildup could potentially cause the structural collapse of beams and ceilings in your home.The guano will also attract other pests, such as cockroaches which can lead to secondary infestations and potential disease. Not to mention the odor and staining it can cause!Think you have bats in your home? Early prevention is key! Give us a call today for a free inspection and quote!