Bats are prevalent in Fort Wayne, IN. Residents find them nesting in the eaves, chimneys, and attics of homes. Most bat infestations take place in the fall and winter, when the colder Midwestern weather drives the pests indoors. Bats are known to spread rabies, and their excrement facilitates the growth of the fungus that causes histoplasmosis. They also bring parasites like mites, ticks, and fleas into homes. These additional pests can carry serious diseases, as well. If agitated, bats will bite both humans and pets.