The swampy habitat for the Little Brown Bat offers them access to plenty of insects. They also have access to water for drinking. Wasps and moths are the majority of their diet in such an environment. They can consume up to half of their body weight each night when it comes to their eating habits.
For obvious reasons, a main concern is the diseases that can be spread by bats. Luckily, bat diseases are few and they are rare. The two major concerns are the lung disease histoplasmosis which can come from the bat guano, and the rabies virus, which comes from being bitten by an infected bat in its virulent stage. It’s possible for the guano of the bats to serve as a host for the fungus named Histoplasma.
Capsulatum that transmits the lung disease Histoplasmosis to people. One can get infected by this disease when they breathe in its spores that are found in the droppings of many animals, including bats. The pile of droppings usually has to be a few years old. The infected person will fall sick and have mild to high fever associated with muscle aches and even respiratory problems. This is dangerous to infants and people who have very low immunity. The truth is that it is rare to catch.
Facts On Rabies Being Transmitted By Bats:
One of the major concerns is that, bats can transmit rabies to humans. Though less than 1% of bats carry the rabies virus and transmit it, it is difficult to say if a colony of bats that is residing in the house has it or not. If a bat is weak, sick looking and found during the day there is a good likely hood it could be carrying rabies.