LEESBURG, Va. (WUSA9)-- Heather Sewell of Leesburg tells us she never expected her new life as a married woman would start with her and her husband having to abandon the place they called home.
Their townhouse in Leesburg has been infested with bats who have taken over the attic and made it in unsanitary place for Sewell and her husband to live. The two have now moved into Sewell's mother's house in nearby Sterling.
Sewell said, "The bats have actually got into the attic, and into the ventilation system and then were able to get into the house."
Now she is concerned she was exposed to some kind of disease, specifically rabies. She tells us both her and her husband have had to have repeated shots.
She added, "We've had to go through rabies vaccines, which was 8 shots for me, and we've had to go 4 times after that to get more shots."
To make matters worse, she claims no one has been able to help with the problem, including her landlord, and now she is considering having to take legal action.
In the meantime, she is terrified about having to go into house she described as being infested by spores left by the bat droppings, also known as guano.