A close up of the small bat in human hand.
Bats Are Nuisance Flying Pests When Inside

Bats are beneficial to have around outdoors, since they eat insect pests, but they can be a danger to people and pets. These flying mammals carry certain diseases that they can transmit to humans, dogs and cats. Learn more about why bat removal services are necessary if you have bats in your SC home.


Bats can spread rabies and histoplasmosis. Rabies is a serious and potentially life-threatening viral infection that leads to brain inflammation. This illness is mainly transmitted through bites from infected bats. If your pets have been vaccinated against rabies, their risk of getting this illness is very low. However, you and your family members can become sick and require treatment for this type of infection.

Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection that causes respiratory problems. The fungus that is responsible for this infection lives in bat droppings, which can quickly accumulate when bats get into houses. Fortunately, histoplasmosis mainly occurs in parts of the Midwest rather than in the Hilton Head area.


Bats carry certain types of parasites, including fleas, ticks, chiggers and mites. While some of these parasites can cause problems for people and pets, there hasn’t been any evidence that they transmit diseases to humans and other animals. However, it’s still a good idea to have bat removal services done in order to lower the risk of parasite infestations in your home.

Odors and Stains

Bats that get into homes can leave droppings around. In addition to increasing the risk of health issues, this also results in a buildup of unpleasant odors. Bats also leave stains behind from their body oils. Removing bats and carefully cleaning up all of their droppings helps get rid of odors and stains.

If you need bats removed from your home, please contact Island Pest Control. We provide dependable and safe bat removal in the Hilton Head area.