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Why do we check the weather forecast in the morning before leaving the house for work or errands? We open the weather app or watch the local news to know what to expect for the day so we can plan accordingly. We like predictability. We find comfort when things occur according to plan or when we determine what will happen. 

Most animals are somewhat predictable, but bats appear to be crazy when they fly. Because of their erratic flying patterns, people run for cover when bats pass overhead. In addition to their strange flight patterns, bats do not act like normal animals when they sleep. Instead of resting in a nest, they hang upside down in tree branches. 

When they fly overhead, you may feel a little unsettled, but when they get into your house, they create a new level of anxiety. If you suspect bats are in your attic, you need the Omaha pest control company, CP Bat Mitigation, to come to your rescue. Over the last thirty years, our family-owned and operated business has relieved thousands of home and business owners of the stress from bats living in their locations. Through our proprietary mitigation process, we have become the leading bat mitigation service in the Central Midwest. So you no longer have to endure stress from bats on your property, please continue reading to learn more about them.

Have Bats Invaded Your Home?

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When you hear sounds in the middle of the night, your mind races to identify the cause of the noise. Sometimes, it is apparent that the racket is from wood creaking as a burst of air flows through ductwork when the heater starts or when a gust of wind hits your house, but when you rule out those causes, the candidates are rodents or wildlife. If scratching sounds resonate underneath the floor or inside walls, your issue is likely to be rats or mice, but if the noise is from the attic, it is probably roof rats, bats, raccoons, or squirrels. These signs of bats in the house will determine what culprit lurks above: 

  • Droppings
  • Scratches
  • Noises
  • Stains
  • Marks
  • Odor
  • Bats

If you see rod-shaped, black, and pointed feces in your attic, you can narrow the problem to mice or bats. Mice leave 3/16 to 1/4-inch droppings, whereas bat droppings, known as guano, are slightly longer. But, the best way to determine the difference is to wear protective gloves and roll a dropping in tissue paper. If the dropping crumbles easily, it is from bats. You will find a build-up of bat guano beneath the beams or trusses they use to roost at night. 

Bats not only leave guano, but they also release urine containing uric acid that stains walls, trusses, and the floor. The urine not only mars surfaces but also has a distinctive ammonia-like smell. If you only have a few bats in the attic, you may not notice the odor, but if many have made your house their home, your house will begin to smell like a kitty litter box. 

One of the curious features of bats is they sleep hanging upside down using their sharp claws to hang onto branches; they also use them to plant themselves into the ground and for climbing. Because of the sharp keratin-like formations on their feet, they often leave scratch marks on walls and other surfaces. 

Bats attract dirt and grim on their bodies as they roost in trees, caves, and other outdoor locations. When bats find entry points from air currents flowing from your Omaha home, they leave oily stains as they squeeze through the openings. Bats are quiet creatures, and if there are only a few in the attic, you may not hear them; however, when many bats are present, noise may be noticeable as they enter and leave your house. 

Depending on the species, bats are 2 3/16 to 7 1/2 inches long with black, tan, or brown hairy bodies. These flying mammals have large ears and wings. You may have bats in your Omaha home when you observe bats flying around your house at dusk or early dawn. 

The best way to get rid of bats in the attic is to use CP Bat Mitigation. Our trained technicians will inspect your Omaha house for signs of bats and create a safe, effective strategy to alleviate the bat problem. 

What Are The Risks Of Bat Mitigation In Omaha?

Allowing bat control specialists to mitigate a bat infestation is wise because of the high levels of guano in the roosting area. Because of its high nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus content, farmers and others prefer it over cow manure. However, the same qualities that make it an effective fertilizer also promote the growth of Histoplasma fungus. Guano easily crumbles and allows the fungal spores to circulate in the air. Although some people do not react when they breathe the spores, others develop a fever, fatigue, and coughing from histoplasmosis. The infection can become severe for individuals with a weakened immune system who contract histoplasmosis. 

Another reason for using the bat control services near you from CP Bat Mitigation is to avoid bites. Bats do not randomly attack humans, but when they feel cornered or threatened, they will protect themselves and attempt to wound their perceived attackers. Perhaps their nocturnal nature, erratic flight patterns, and unusual sleeping position cause many people to assume all bats have rabies. However, only a small percentage of bats carry rabies, but if a bat bites you in self-defense, get a rabies test immediately. 

When a bat infestation develops in a house, bat bugs may accompany them. Bed bugs and bat bugs are relatives that feed on blood for their nutritional needs. Fortunately, neither bat bugs nor bed bugs transmit disease, but they cause itchy, red, swollen bumps that can become infected if not treated properly. When you partner with CP Bat Mitigation to get rid of bats in the house, you need not worry about crawling around in the bat infestation area and exposing yourself to bat-bug bites. 

What Do Professionals Do To Get Rid Of Bat Nesting Spots

CP Bat Mitigation offers proprietary bat pest control near you. Our process begins with a thorough inspection of your home to determine if bats are the source of your problem. If we see indications that bats are present, we will investigate to find the entry points and roosting hot spots. Once we know the extent of the infestation and develop a strategy, we consult the homeowner regarding the costs, warranty, and sanitization. Upon approval by the customer, we schedule an appointment to begin the process. 

Our system involves bat-proofing your house by closing all existing entry points, except one or two, to stop bats from re-entering your Omaha home. The number of openings we do not seal depends upon the configuration. Next, we install our proprietary exclusion device on the unsealed entry point(s). This apparatus allows bats to exit the roosting area but cannot return. Bats are not persistent animals, nor do they attempt to create new openings, so after a short period, they stop trying to re-enter the house. A week after installation of the device(s), our technician returns to investigate the area to ensure all bats have exited the premises, remove the exclusion unit, seal the entry point, and begin the sanitation process. 

CP Bat Mitigation provides bat control in Omaha to protect homeowners and humanely resolve bat problems.

Why Should You Hire A Professional Bat Mitigation Service

Bats cannot be treated like most rodents or other wildlife because bats are protected, and some species are in the Endangered Species Act of 1973. If bats are improperly extracted from homes or in the wild, heavy fines and penalties are assessed by wildlife officials. Since bat mitigation is our focus at CP Bat Mitigation, we know all laws, codes, and regulations regarding bat extraction to protect bats and the environment

In addition to using a family-owned company in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, you should hire a professional bat mitigation service to avoid exposing yourself to potentially dangerous fungal spores, bat bugs, and bat bites. Allowing a bat infestation to continue in your Omaha home not only jeopardizes the health of those living in the house but can also physically harm your house. In addition to the stains, scratches, and odor, a build-up of guano may cause the ceiling to collapse, resulting in financial costs. Partnering with bat pest control near you from CP Bat Mitigation as soon as you suspect a problem will help you avoid costly repair bills later. 

Most bats give up after a few days when they cannot re-enter a house, but there are always exceptions. In the unlikely event the bats return, we will resume our services until they have learned to stay away. Another benefit of a professional service like CP Bat Mitigation is that we offer a warranty tailored to your situation. 

Another reason you should consider CP Bat Mitigation is we sanitize the area after the bats are no longer present in your Omaha house. We do not want you to expose yourself to the guano, urine, and possible bat bugs in their former home. We believe that every bat needs a home, just not yours! Contact us today to learn more.  

What Our Customers Are Saying

"Made a phone call, he showed up the next day with simple, effective advice and didn't try to up-sell any additional services.  I would highly recommend."

Greg W

"John was over the morning after I made my initial call regarding bats. He was able to quickly identify the problem areas and built a fair quote to remove the bats. His knowledge is broad on his profession."

Joshua P

"5 Stars!!!!   John and his team made an unfortunate house-selling situation a great experience.  John came and gave us an estimate within a day and was very friendly and knowledgeable.  They fixed the bat issue and even took a look at our new place afterward.  I definitely recommend contacting Central Plains if need help in this area.  They provide a very professional service for a great value!"

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