• Bats carry several diseases some of which are transferable to humans including rabies.

  • Bats carry parasites including mites, fleas, ticks, flies and bat bugs

  • Bat bugs can cause infestations similar to bed bugs

  • Bat droppings, called guano, create a breeding ground for certain fungi (histoplasmosis) which can cause lung infections and permanent respiratory issues.

  • Bat droppings found in a home can cause a failed house inspection for sellers.

  • Bat urine is extremely corrosive and can deteriorate wood and infrastructure, cause permanent staining and odor.

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bats often enter through faulty gable vents

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bat droppings (guano)