One of this web site’s administrator functions is the ability to see some of the web searches that lead people here (though don’t worry – we can’t see who is behind those searches). Today, one of our guests came here in search of information on how to deal with a deceased bat, so we felt it was a good time to remind everyone of a recent public health alert.
Last month, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department received notice that a bat in Lexington had tested positive for rabies. There was no apparent contact between the bat and neighborhood residents or pets. However, out of an abundance of caution, we ask that you please not handle any stray bats you may find. If you find a bat carcass in your home or yard, or if you find a live bat that is unable to fly or is active during the day, contact the LFUCG Division of Environmental Health and Protection at (859) 231-9791 to have the animal collected and submitted for rabies testing.
Click here for our original story on the LFCHD response and information on how to make your home more bat-resistant.