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Bats and Your Health: What You Need to Know

Let's break it down for you in plain language. Bats can be fascinating, but there are a few things to be aware of.

Bats and Diseases & Health: Yep, some bats can carry diseases, here's the deal:

  • Rabies: Bats can carry rabies, but the chances of them actually passing it to humans are pretty low. Avoid touching bats and you're good.

  • Histoplasmosis: This one's about bat droppings. They can have a fungus that causes histoplasmosis, a lung disease. Just avoid breathing in the dust when cleaning up.

  • Biting Bats: Yeah, bats can bite if they feel threatened, but they're not out to get you. They're more scared of you than you are of them!

Funky Fact: Did you know bats can eat like half their body weight in bugs every night? They're like nature's pest control squad.

When to Keep an Eye Out: Bats are around all year, but it's good to be aware in late summer and early fall. That's when they might be more active and their babies are learning to fly.

Staying Safe with Bats:

  • Hands Off: Don't touch bats – they're not into cuddles. If you find one on the ground, give it space and call a pro.

  • Clean Hands: If you've been near bats or their poop, wash your hands well.

Our Take on Bats: At Wildlife Control Pros in Northwest Michigan, we've got your back:

  1. Education Time: We'll fill you in on bats and any potential risks.

  2. Property Check: Our team can scope out your place for spots where bats might be getting in.

  3. Custom Plan: If needed, we'll make a plan that suits you and the bats.

  4. Tips Galore: We'll share ways to keep bats from cozying up in your home.

Getting Along with Bats: We're all about harmony between people and wildlife:

  • Safe Ways: Our methods are about keeping everyone – you and the bats – safe.

  • Nature's Way: We'll even help you set up bat houses to give them a comfy spot away from your place.

Stay Smart, Stay Safe: Got concerns about bats and health? Reach out to us at (231) 299-0929 or We're here to give you the info you need, keep your family and pets safe, and make living with wildlife a breeze.

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