Allegheny County will be performing an on-land baiting program to vaccinate raccoons for rabies during the month of August. The baits are dropped by low-flying airplanes, helicopters or by local teams on foot or in vehicles in Allegheny County.
Two types of bait will be used this year; one in which vaccine contained in a plastic sachet is enclosed in fish meal block and a second in which the plastic sachet is coated with a fish meal. The vaccine, when consumed by raccoons, results in their developing antibodies to the rabies virus. Please note that the baits pose no appreciable risk to humans or pets.