One thing bats are commonly associated with is rabies, which is why people often fear exposure to these creatures. Rabies, along with other diseases, can be transmitted to humans through bats, but
just how is this done? Do bats actually bite people?
The simple answer is yes. Bats can give a person rabies through a bite or even a scratch, so it is important to practice caution if one of these creatures is inside of your home. That being said, bats are not known to be aggressive, and they will typically avoid you as long as you avoid them. If you would rather steer clear of any risks involved, then work with our team to handle any and all of your bat removal needs. My Bat Guy is here to help!
More About Rabies
Rabies is a fatal disease, but it can be treated if medical attention is received right away. It is spread through the bites and scratches of affected animals, which is why people should avoid contact with stray dogs and cats, as well as wildlife such as foxes, bats, raccoons, skunks, and the like.
Taking care of rabies before symptoms start to occur is usually necessary in preventing death. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, fever, nausea, anxiety, insomnia, partial paralysis, and more. Because this disease is so deadly, any bite or scratch by a possibly infected animal should be looked into.
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Bitten?
If you have been bitten or scratched by a bat, it is important to take appropriate action. Most bats do not carry rabies but, if they do, your health is at serious risk. After being bitten, wash the wound with soap and water immediately, then seek medical care. Your doctor will advise you on the next appropriate steps and can determine whether or not a rabies treatment is necessary. If possible, trap the bat and have it tested to determine whether or not it has rabies.
Need Help With A Bat Problem In Your Home?
If bats have made their way into your home and you do not want to risk exposure to any harmful diseases or painful bites, then rely on our team for the help you need. We can remove the animals in a humane fashion, then provide you with preventative action for avoiding bat or wildlife invasion again down the line.
Worried about their guano throughout your space? Bat feces is linked to histoplasmosis which can have serious impacts on your overall wellbeing. If anyone in your home has asthma, allergies, or a weaker immune system (as is typically the case with babies or the elderly), then avoiding contact with guano and bat urine is a must. Fortunately, our team can take of that, too.
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