Bats do carry rabies, but a case does not happen that often and is even rare and this is because bats do not attack and bite. In fact, bats are more scared of humans. The only way to have rabies through an animal is if that animal is infected. Bats attacking humans never happens and this myth is more than likely perpetuated by the media and popular media if anything. Bats are actually very beneficial animals and have a great hand in making sure that certain insect populations.
If you have a suspicion that bats are on the property, call the professionals from Bat Control!
Apart from that, the bat is heavily misunderstood, bats are also very shy animals that do not want to be contacted in any way. The only actual danger that they have about them is that they can cause illnesses through their feces and their urine and this can take a few days until they are discovered. When spores are inhaled it can lead to histoplasmosis which can affect the respiratory system.
Signs and symptoms can show up in two to eight weeks, in very rare cases, even longer. It is always safest to assume that symptoms can appear very quickly. Therefore, you must go to the hospital immediately!
Rabies can travel incredibly fast and doesn’t need much to infect you. Apart from a direct bite, even the saliva can infect you if it travels through an open wound, eyes, mouth, cut, nose, and sore. If you get exposed, you will need to get treatment immediately by calling your local medical professional. If you have been exposed to rabies, wash the wound immediately with warm water and go to the nearest hospital.
There are a few early symptoms that people need to pay attention to which include :
- Numbness around the area where you got bitten
- Feeling sick.
Later symptoms can include but are not limited to the following:
- Itchiness around the wound even if the wound is completely healed.
- Fear of air gusts (Aerophobia)
- Difficulty breathing
- Muscle spasms
- Fear of water (Hydrophobia)
If you have a feeling that you have bats, contact the professionals at Bat Control. If you think you have been infected by a bat, then contact a medical health professional to eventually obtain a rabies treatment. The professionals from Bat Control are qualified and insured professionals that have all the needed tools to once and for all dispel the bats and to completely seal up entry points