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What You Should Know
Bats can carry rabies, a fatal disease.
If You Are Bitten by a Bat:
Wash any bites/scratches with soap and water and see your doctor.
If You Find Bats in Your Home:
The bats should be sent for testing.
Do not touch the bat.
Call Animal Management Division to pick it up at 301-780-7200.
Your home may need to be bat proofed. For more information on bats found in houses, go to the
Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service
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