Some wildlife operations are pushing attic restorations, because it can be a very profitable insurance claim. It seems that in many cases, a restoration is simply not necessary. Why have your insurance rates go up due to a claim?
Often, we only find a sprinkling of guano in an attic. It seems that the bats fly around the attic space and we find a pellet here and there. Most people wouldn't even notice. If no odors are present, why not let it be left undisturbed? The dry attic space and time will cause the droppings disintegrate.
For situations where there is a very minor pile, we may provide a quote for this extra service. These pile may fill no more than a coffee can. We uses a hand scooper to place the droppings in a plastic bag. We also have a small HEPA vac (a true HEPA vac) to tidy up the area. If the extent of the damage is greater, or more than one small pile, we recommend that you consider a restoration company. We will not do a cleanup, unless you do an exclusion with us (and bats are evicted) and our expections match.
What about other situations?
There are cases where bats have occupied an attic space for many years, and significant quantities may have accumulated or there may be a urine odor. There literally may be piles of guano 1-3 feet deep and it may run the entire length of the attic. We can point you to our preferred restoration service. When you hire a true restoration company (over a wildlife company), you get a different level of skills and equipment. You will get a team that can work with your insurance company to handle a damage claim. You may notice much more sophisticated equipment that starts with a vac truck. Much like a mold restoration, you can expect your indoor air to be protected with secured entry points and proper air scrubbers. If you have mold from the presence of water or urine, you can expect proper actions to remediate this as well.