Author: GetBatsOut

The short answer is YES you can get rabies from a bat bite. Bats are wild animals and a small percentage of them carry rabies. If you see a bat in the day time, or if the bat is on the ground instead of hunting bugs or hiding out in its roost, [...] Read more
Animal Planet recently aired a story on bats in its popular “Infested” series on March 1, 2013. This video (shared below) entitled Imprisoned by Bats | Infested! exaggerates the danger and fear that these homeowners experienced wit[...] Read more
Bats provide a very helpful and necessary service. As the primary predator of nighttime insects, bats serve an important purpose in maintaining the balance of nature. One small brown bat can catch over 1000 mosquito-sized insects in an hour. La[...] Read more
In the United States, unlike many other countries, rabies transmitted from dogs to humans has been almost completely eliminated. Rabies from bats is another story. The most common vector for rabies to humans in the US is now bats. Though it is [...] Read more
Bats and rabies – who hasn’t heard horror stories about bats and the rabies they carry? Or about the painful series of shots required if one is bitten by a bat? Probably very few of us have escaped the tales of woe from those who have un[...] Read more