Little Brown Bat


Small, hairy bat with webbed wings and claws; pointed snout


Brown with a grayish underbelly


Wingspan of 8-11 inches with a weight of 0.2-0.5 ounces


They live in a variety of environments but they tend to roost in buildings or trees

Interesting Facts

The little brown bat sleeps on average almost 20 hours a day

About The Little Brown Bat

Little Brown Bats are one of the most common species of bats in North America. They can usually be found asleep in their roosts, outside of the 4 or 5 hours per evening when they go hunting. They are insectivores, meaning they make their diet almost exclusively off of hunting insects.

Little Brown Bat Control

Little Brown Bats can become pests when they choose to roost in human dwellings. They can damage buildings and sometimes need to be relocated. Because bats can carry diseases, you should always contact a professional to help in the removal of the little brown bats.


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