What types of health risks are associated with bats living in my house/building?

This is the most common question asked, and there may be some serious health risks that are associated with having bats “living” in the house/building. Two possible risks can include Rabies or Histoplasmosis. Bats are also hosts to parasites (bat bugs & ticks), both internal and external. However, most of these cannot survive away from the bats and pose little threat to humans and other animals. Once a bat colony is excluded from the dwelling, any parasites that remain behind usually die quickly when separated from the bats.

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