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Three Reasons To Remove Bats From Your Property Immediately If You Have Dogs

by Letitia Hunt

Compared to your dogs, a bat probably seems fairly harmless. While bats may not do much to inflict damage directly to your pets, the winged mammals can cause serious problems for your dogs by spreading diseases and parasites. Listed below are three reasons to remove bats from your property right away if you have dogs.

1. Bat Feces Can Give Your Dogs Lung Disease

Bat guano (feces) is capable of transmitting harmful diseases to your dogs. One such disease is called histoplasmosis, which can infect your dogs if they eat or play with bat feces. Making matters worse, your dogs don't even need to come into direct contact with the bat feces to become infected. Histoplasmosis is a fungal disease that is readily spread through airborne spores that infect animals when inhaled.

If infected with histoplasmosis, your dogs will likely have difficulty breathing and may start wheezing and coughing. The fungal disease can also cause your dogs to develop liver issues, which will turn your dogs' gums and skin yellow.

People can contract histoplasmosis by breathing in the spores as well, so it's best for you and anyone living with you to stay away from the bats and their guano.

2. Bats Can Give Your Dogs Ticks

Like many wild animals, bats frequently have ticks on them. Even if there are no ticks in your yard, bats can fly to neighboring properties where they can pick up ticks. Then, acting like private jets, the bats can then transport the ticks to your yard, putting your dogs at risk.

Ticks carry and transmit many diseases to dogs. One major disease to worry about is Lyme disease, which can cause dogs to develop kidney problems and nervous system disorders.

3. Bats Can Give Your Dogs Rabies

Another reason to keep your dogs away from bats is the fact that the winged mammals can transmit rabies through their saliva. Your dogs don't have to be bitten to be infected. They can actually contract rabies by simply getting the infected saliva in the eyes, nose, or mouth.

The scary thing about rabies is that the virus has no cure. That means that if your dogs get rabies, they will have to be euthanized. This horrific fact is a reminder of why it's so important to get rid of bats quickly.

Bats and their feces can cause serious problems for your dogs. Keep your canine friends away from bats at all times, and call a pest control company like Triangle Wildlife Removal & Pest Control Inc for assistance as soon as possible. 

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