Caution should be exercised whenever bats are present and bats should never be handled. If you are bitten or scratched by a bat immediately wash the area with soap and water, and seek medication attention. 

Additional information on bats is provided below.

Bat Bites

Information on avoiding the risk of rabies from bats is available on the CDC website at: BATS.

Bats and Rabies

Information on rabies exposure management for bat-related incidents is also available from the Iowa Department of PUblic Health at: Bats and Rabies

Removing a Bat from Inside a Home

Read this information from Bat Conservation International.