Category Archives: Bat Diseases

Can Bat Guano Hurt Me?

If you have bat activity on your property, there is a very good chance that you will come across some guano. Bat guano has many positive impacts when used as a fertilizer, as it enriches and improves soil to grow … Continue reading

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Which Ailments Can a Person Contract From a Bat?

Wild bats are a highly beneficial species to have as a part of our ecosystem. They are magnificent creatures and the only mammals capable of true flight. They are truly amazing. On the other hand, bats, just like any other … Continue reading

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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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