Category Archives: Bat Diseases

Bats Cause a Deadly Disease Called Fibrosing Mediastinitus

For many years, scientists and researchers have warned us about the dangers of bat guano. Bat droppings commonly grow a fungus called histoplasma Capsulatum that releases toxic, transmissible spores into the air. When breathed in, whether by humans or pets, … Continue reading

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Northern Long-Eared Bats are on the U.S. Threatened Species List

Under the endangered species act, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service added the Northern Long-Eared Bat to the list of threatened species in our country. The ruling when into effect in May of this year. The difference between “threatened” … Continue reading

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What to Do if Bitten by a Bat

Bats are nocturnal mammals that are known to carry various communicable and contagious diseases. They are capable of spreading these illnesses either through their feces or saliva. Humans and domesticated pets are at risk of becoming infected with any of … Continue reading

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Will a Bat Bite Me?

Unfortunately, the quick answer to this question is yes; however, for more evidence, it is necessary to continue reading about bat behavior and control. Bats are wild animals, and most wild animals will use any means available to them for … Continue reading

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The Reality Among Bats and Rabies

Bats are stereotyped as rabies-infested creatures that attack humans and pass along disease and illnesses. These stereotypes are brought-on by movies, books, and old wives tales. In reality, bat populations are not nearly as infested with rabies as the general … Continue reading

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Why Are Indiana Bats Dangerous?

It is important to keep in mind that most wild animals have the potential to be dangerous. Bats are not any different. Indiana bats are tiny creatures, usually gray, black, or chestnut colored. They are native to central and northern … Continue reading

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Bat Diseases

Bats can be dangerous to pets and humans. One of the main reasons why this is true has to do with the illnesses and infections that bats can pass along. Bats should be avoided at all costs in order to … Continue reading

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Do Bats Bite?

The quick answer to this question is yes; however, there is a longer explanation to support the actual reasoning behind the answer. Bats are wild animals, making them extremely impulsive and hard to control. This can pose a threat to … Continue reading

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Is Bat Guano Toxic?

Bat guano is the organic waste matter produced by bats.  When a person spots an area with bat guano accumulation, they can safely suggest there is a bat colony nearby.  Bats typically reside in one area, where they eat and … Continue reading

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The Facts about Rabies and Bats

Bats and rabies are constantly linked together due to horror movies, Halloween, and embellished stories.  The facts are actually different than common belief.  Read on to learn more about rabies and how they affect bats and other mammals as well. … Continue reading

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