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Mt Lebanon Pennsylvania - Rabies vaccines being dropped in Mt Lebanon 21 July 2022 ( news )
Mt Lebanon , state Pennsylvania ( By Press Release office)
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Beginning Monday , July 25 ( 6 week project ) , the United States Department of agriculture will be dropping rabies vaccines across Allegheny County , including in Mt . Lebanon , in the hopes of having it reach raccoons . Residents might see low - flying , slow - moving aircraft pass over the same area multiple times over a short period of time .
The oral rabies vaccine bait consists of a small blister packet that contains liquid vaccine inside . The bait is coated in a waxy , green coating that is attractive to raccoons . Risk is minimal but avoid contact anyway . If you come across stray bait , use a gloved hand to toss it to an out of the way place like a ditch .
The biggest issue is usually off - leash dogs in parks . Parks are common raccoon habitats and must be baited . Make sure to keep your dog on a leash and keep him or her away from the bait .
Dogs would not be harmed by eating a few baits .
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