Bats are clean and sociable animals which spend many hours grooming themselves. Although some share buildings with humans, they will avoid contact with us, remaining tucked away in their roosts, away from living areas. All 18 species of bats in the UK are also insectivorous, which means their droppings are dry and crumbly. There are therefore minimal health risks associated with bats living in your property, and below we have compiled all the information you need to know, including some simple precautions to avoid the rare instances where health risks could occur.