Discovering that you are sharing your home with roosting bats is usually a nightmare for people. While movies and books may have you thinking that the bats are out for your blood, the good news is that the bats in our region feast on insects and plant nectar! However, sharing our homes with these pests is never advised, and partnering with a professional to implement bat mitigation services is always the best solution. For bat control in Omaha that you can trust to safely, humanely, and legally get rid of bats, turn to our experts at CP Bat Mitigation.
The Habitat And Roosting Patterns Of Bats
Bats in our region primarily feed on insects; it makes sense that bats are most active (May through October) when their insect prey is also active. It also makes sense that bats prefer to live in habitats with high populations of insects.
Some of the most common places where bats live include caves or rock piles, wooded areas, and lakes or ponds. They also regularly find their way to backyards with many gardens, trees, pools, or other water features.
When bats find their way to our backyard, it is common for them to eventually find their way into our houses, garages, or sheds to roost.
Bats in houses commonly roost in:
- Wall voids
Usually, female and male bats occupy separate roosting sites. Bats are generally nocturnal, and during the day, they rest in their roost. They will emerge from their roosts to hunt for a few hours at dusk and then return to sleep for a few hours. They emerge again for a second meal at dawn before returning to their roost for the day.
Addressing The Risks Of A Bat Infestation
Being cautious around bats is essential. While bats aren’t aggressive towards people, we must keep our distance from them and prevent bats from roosting within our Omaha homes. Bats spread disease, their feces contain a fungus that can cause respiratory issues in people, and they cause structural damage. While the number of bats infected with rabies isn’t high, the possibility exists, so avoiding direct contact with bats is always advised.
Additionally, the entrances and exits in your house that bats are using are likely being used by other types of pests or allow rainwater to get into your home and cause water damage.
The Hassles With Trying To Get Rid Of Bats On Your Own
If you are spotting bats swooping to and from your home, immediately contact a local bat pest control expert. While you may be tempted to deal with bats in your Omaha home alone, it is not a good idea. There are many laws and regulations associated with bat mitigation. They are protected, and not just anyone is allowed to perform bat control.
Additionally, a professional understands bats, their behaviors, and preferred roosting sites. They will quickly identify an infestation and use the appropriate devices and techniques to get rid of bats and keep them from returning. For effective bat mitigation, call CP Bat Mitigation.
Contact Our Team Today For Trusted Bat Mitigation Services
Contact our team of bat control professionals to legally and humanely mitigate bats on your Omaha property. We are committed to helping people deal with these unwanted pests on their properties while respecting and caring for the health and safety of the bats. We back our bat mitigation services with an industry-leading guarantee, so you can trust us with all your bat mitigation needs. Bats have a place in nature, but they don’t have a place in our homes. Call today for more information about residential and commercial bat mitigation in Omaha!