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The little brown bat varies in color from brown, reddish, to golden, although some albino specimens have been observed. Little brown bats are not territorial—they live in colonies numbering in the hundreds of thousands of individuals. Colonies aggregate at nesting sites called roosts. There are several different types of roosts that serve different purposes day and night roosts provide habitat for bats when they are sleeping or resting.


Eating insects plays an important role in the bats' ecosystem by controlling bug populations near their roost sites.

Although, bats play a critical role in our ecosystem as insect control it must be noted that bats are one of the main vector species that is suspected of carrying rabies. When possible, Ellington Pest will remove and try to release problem bats. If a bat is suspected of contacting a person, the bat will be tested for rabies at no additional cost. 

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