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Living With Bats

If a human or pet has come into contact with a bat

Please call the Alaska Section of Epidemiology at the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (ADHSS) immediately if:

  • There has been any penetration of the skin by teeth or claws
      or
  • Open wounds or mucous membranes have been contaminated by saliva or other potentially infectious material.

ADHSS is open 24 hours a day for consultation and to answer any rabies-related questions.

  • Call (907) 269-800 during 8 am to 5 pm, Monday–Friday
  • Call (800) 478-0084 at all other times.

Please report the bat to the ADF&G Threatened, Endangered and Diversity Species Program or your local Alaska Department of Fish and Game office so they can coordinate with ADHSS and the ADF&G Veterinarian.

If there has been no human or pet exposure

Report the bat by contacting the ADF&G Threatened, Endangered and Diversity Species Program or your local ADF&G office and completing the online Bat Report Form (Word doc 35 kB).