What You Should Know
The Facts
  • ​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.