Rabid bat found in Town of Onondaga

A rabid bat was found in the Town on Onondaga, the second such discovery in the past month, according to the Onondaga County Health Department.

Interim Commissioner of Health Michelle Mignano says, â??It is important to bat-proof your home now to keep bats out of your house and away from you and your family.â??

Bats are usually more active May through August.

To bat-proof your home, the health department recommends plugging and holes in your home with steel wool. It also recommends repairing window screen holes with wire mesh.

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