Virginia is blessed with having many different types of bat species in and around the area for the better part of the year. Bats will go into a slight hibernation, but can often be seen during the winter months attempting to eat. Most people think the bats go “somewhere” and hibernate, we have found as time goes on this is less and less likely, we have found bats in structures EVERY Month of the year in Virginia.
The main two types of bats in Alexandria Virginia is the Little Brown Bat and the Big Brown Bat, these are the two bats that the majority of the people in Fairfax County have a problem with. Although there are several types of bats that can be found in Virginia these are the two that are the most common. These two bats are classified as cave dwelling bats, which is why they are commonly found in attics, warehouses, churches and other Alexandria buildings.
The little brown bat and big brown bat often take advantage of small imperfections and construction gaps in homes. Once they find these cracks they will access an attic and begin forming colonies. A small colony overtime can develop into a much larger colony upwards of 100 - 200 bats. These maternal colonies can become a possible health problem by having them live inside an attic. Bats are associated with rabies and Histoplasmosis. Although, bats are beneficial mammals to have in the environment that are not safe to have living in a homes attic. Once bats have been discovered living inside an attic or building call our professional wildlife company to remove to safely, and humanely remove these bats from your Alexandria home or business.
Contact us today we will schedule an in home evaluation to assess the bat problem, and make appropriate reccommendations to fully solve your bat problem.