I like all animals. They all have a place in this big ol' web of life whether we understand that place or not.
Bats, rats, mice, snakes, spiders and so forth are just as amazing as humans are.
Animals as a whole just seem much more honest and simple than people.
The only critters I have issues with are maggots, ticks and bedbugs. I don't want those hanging around me
I don't freak out if I see them, but I don't welcome them, either.
When I was young and living in a small town in Iowa, we had big sewer rats around the neighborhood. They were the size of Chihuahuas. I remember my mother setting out beer to kill them - the theory being that rats cannot burp to expel gas so they would die. Not sure if that is true or not. It did seem cruel to me. I was never afraid of them but I may have been too young to know better?
Nowadays, I live in a place with no sewer rats, no ticks, no bedbugs and I truly hope, no maggots