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Bats found inside school

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CADDO PARISH, La. (KTBS) -

Bats were found hanging out at Booker T. Washington High school last Friday. Classes went on and officials thought they had the problem in the bag. But the company  Bug Stoppers Exterminators, was called back out there Thursday.  


School administrators remained tight lipped about the bat issue on campus. However  Caddo Parish School Board Communications Spokesperson Victor Mainerio says he believes the issue has been solved.

Expert exterminators tell KTBS 3 News,  finding bats is a common incident  and there is no need for a public concern.  Experts say it is against federal law to actually kill bats and the only way to removing them is  to use a flushing agent to remove the bats from the area.
However chances of getting bitten or contacting rabies from them are slim.

"We are not typically the bats' targets.   They are typically insets at night.  Sometimes the bats can carry rabies, but most of the time that's not the real problem.   The problem is their contamination that cause the real problem," said Andy McDonald with  Killer for Hire.

Exterminators say if by any chance a child is bitten by a bat they would have to be vaccinated for rabies.

Caddo Schools Spokesperson Victor Mainiero says their pest control company follows proper procedures on removing bats from the campus.


 

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