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Debunking Myths About Bat Mitigation: What Omaha Residents Need To Know

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If you don’t know much about Omaha pest control, then you might not know that bat mitigation is actually a big part of it. Bat mitigation isn’t the same as traditional pest control, and we’ll talk about that soon, but at the end of the day, bats can indeed be pests, and they shouldn’t be allowed to stay in your home.  

At CP Bat Mitigation, we provide humane bat control in the Omaha area, and today’s post will serve as an introduction to bat mitigation, debunking some myths about bats and bat control. 

Bats: A Misunderstood Pest That Can Still Pose Problems In Omaha Homes

Before we get to the bat myths, we want to discuss why and how bats can cause problems for homeowners. How do bats get in houses? That’s one of the most common questions people have about an infestation, and there’s not just one right answer. Any small opening could give bats access to your home, in any area of your home, though they’re commonly found in attics. 

Regardless of how they get in the building, bats can cause plenty of problems once they’re there, including health risks as a result of their droppings and potential attacks and bites if they’re disturbed. Beyond health concerns, bat droppings on their own can also cause damage to your home, especially in hard-to-reach places that are difficult to clean. 

Bats don’t always cause the same kind of damage to your electrical systems or the structure of your house the way certain other pests do, but they can still disrupt your activities around the home, especially at night when bats are most active. 

Common Misconceptions About Bat Activity In Omaha

Understanding bats is really step one to predicting their behavior and moving toward a bat mitigation solution. We’re going to talk about some of the misconceptions about how bats behave and why they do what they do. 

There’s a common misconception that bats like to be around humans, either to attack them and drink their blood or fly into their hair, etc. None of this is true. Bats enter human structures because they want a safe place to sleep and care for their young, that’s all. 

Another misconception is that bats are completely blind. This isn’t true, either. While bats have limited visual capabilities, they’re definitely not blind. It’s just that they have small eyes and don’t rely on their vision alone. Lastly, it is not true that all bats are rabid. Bats can become rabid, like many other animals, but it’s still relatively rare across entire bat populations. 

Bat Mitigation Myths: Separating Fact From Fiction

Let’s get into some of these pesky bat mitigation myths:

  • Myth: There is a single, iron-clad bat control technique. False. Bat mitigation techniques have to be tailored to the unique qualities of each structure and situation.  
  • Myth: Bat control is basically the same as pest control. False. Many bat species are protected by federal and/or state laws, meaning they can’t be handled like many other types of pests. 
  • Myth: Bat mitigation is ineffective. False. Companies like ours have refined bat mitigation techniques over many years. Though the process may take time, we can make sure that all the bats leave your home for good. 

If you’re concerned about a particular aspect of bat mitigation that you may have heard rumors about, we recommend getting in touch to ask whether or not it’s true. We know fact from fiction and can make sure you have all the information you need.

Learn More About Bat Mitigation From The Pros At CP Bat

We’re residential bat control specialists at CP Bat Mitigation, and we want to help you safely handle any bat infestation problems you might be dealing with in your Omaha home. You may think that letting bats sleep in your attic is an act of kindness, but it’s much better for bats to find a natural habitat where they can rest and take care of their babies, far from humans who might scare them. 

Call us today to learn more about bat mitigation.

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