Bats can be dangerous to humans and animals. If provoked, they can bite? They also can transmit diseases and be a health liability from bat bites, droppings, and parasites. They do help control insect overpopulation by eating tons of them at night.
Here are some of the diseases they transmit:
How dangerous is bat guano in your attic? Bat guano or droppings can be detrimental to your health because they carry the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. If it dries and becomes air born and is inhaled, it can give you a lung infection called histoplasmosis. It can be fatal if histoplasmosis spreads beyond the lungs and into the whole body. It is recommended that you get a professional to clean up the bat guano in your attic.
Bats are the second-largest rabies exposure that can be a threat to humans and our pets. Raccoons are the first largest rabies exposure. The rabies virus can be transmitted through the bite of an infected bat. A human can also be exposed to rabies through contact with bat fur, blood, guano, or urine. In humans, bat bites are extremely rare. If you suspect that you have a bat issue, do not take any chances.
Another dangerous disease involving bats include the Nipah Virus in Southeast Africa and Asia.
Also linked to fruit bats or flying foxes. Both Hendra and Nipah can cause neurological and respiratory diseases in human beings.
A family of viruses linked to respiratory diseases, coronavirus, has been found in multiple species of bats.
Bats can also transmit Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which is also known as SARS.
Bacteria growth is created from an accumulation of bat droppings. Airborne pathogens are released when the powdery guano breaks down. As the pile gets larger, it can affect the attic structure and insulation.
Other bat-related issues to consider are:
Bat Dying in Your Walls
If you smell a stench coming from your walls, it could be a bat that has died and is trapped inside your home’s walls. Contact a wildlife removal expert to assist you if you suspect a bat in your home.
Can You Kill a Bat in Your Home?
In Florida, bats are protected under wildlife laws. It is illegal to kill bats in Florida willfully.
Legally the only way to effectively remove an entire bat colony is through thorough prevention measures and the use of a one-way door system. Wildlife removal experts seal up every possible entry point and place a one-way door on the main entry and exit point. The bats can crawl through the exit, but will not be able to fly back in once they attempt to return. Many bats will leave during the first night. However, it typically takes up to six weeks for the entire colony to be excluded.
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