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Some tri-state residents dealing with bat issues in homes

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Here's something that will creep some people out...

 More bats are flying around right now and they could get into your home.

Quincy animal control officials say more bats are out this time of year trying to find insects to eat before the winter hits.

Officials say they've had two dozen calls to remove bats from homes in the last month.

Experts say even though only about 3% of bats have rabies, you need to be very cautious while dealing with them.

"You got to be careful. You never want to handle a bat with your bare hands because its teeth are very sharp and very small and if a bat bites you you may not know that," said Quincy animal control officer Steve Scherer.

If you have a bat in your home, you should contact animal control and not try to get it out yourself.

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