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.