Bats are our allies in the battle against insects, and the fears about them are largely untrue. Still, it’s better if they are kept out of the home. Bats have the potential to transmit dangerous diseases such as rabies and histoplasmosis. Although rabies is rare, it is particularly troublesome because it is always fatal once symptoms develop. Inspectors should know how to spot the signs of bat infestations and be able to field questions about the subject for clients who think they might have an infestation. To find out more about bats and bat infestations, take a look at our new article on bat infestations.