What You Should Know

The Facts

  • Bats can carry rabies, a fatal disease.
Bats in their natural habitat

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.

Contact Communicable Disease/Vector-Borne Disease Control


3003 Hospital Drive
Suite 1066
Cheverly, MD 20785