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Q.Bat Poo

Zone Douro-Dummer, Ontario, Canada | Anonymous added on June 14, 2022 | Answered

Since COVID 19 has happened is it safe to use Bat Poo in my vegetable garden? I live in Ontario, Canada, and have a bat house full of last count 23 bats with lots of poo.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on June 21, 2022

It's certainly worth investigating and I'm not sure there is an answer yet, since we're still in the throes of COVID. I want to refer you to the Bat Conservation International organization; I suggest you contact them and find out if they are still recommending bat guano as fertilizer. Here is the URL: https://www.batcon.org/article/guano-bats-gift-to-gardeners/
You may also want to contact your university extension service with this question: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

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