What does a dead bat smell like?
Subsequently, one may also ask, what does a bat infestation smell like?
Odor. Most of the odor coming from a bat infestation is not produced by the guano, but by the bats themselves and their urine. As such, it has a musty, ammonia-type smell, and the larger the colony, the more pervasive and onerous the smell becomes.
Additionally, what does a dead animal smell like? The Smell of Death. Scientifically, it's a combination of sulfur dioxide, methane, benzene derivatives and long chain hydrocarbons produced as various body parts decompose. But to those familiar with the stench of dead bodies, it's simply the smell of death.
In this way, what do you do if you find a dead bat?
Don't touch bats. Leave that bat alone. If you find a dead bat in a public place, call Public Health at 206-296-4774 or your city's animal control office. If you find a dead bat on your property, use heavy gloves (like leather work gloves), then pick it up or scoop it up with a dust pan or shovel.
Can you get sick from a dead bat?
Here's what the CDC says about what you SHOULD do with a dead bat: While rabies can be caused from nonbite exposures, such an occurrence is rare. Assuming the bat did not bite a person prior to its death, the risk of rabies from a dead bat is remote.