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The Legal Aspects Of Bat Mitigation: Compliance And Permit Requirements In Omaha

Two brown bats hanging close together from a wooden ceiling.

Pest control in Omaha can be especially challenging when bats are in the mix. Bat mitigation is a complex process, especially when you take compliance and permits into consideration. With this article, we want to inform you about key aspects of bat mitigation so that you’ll understand why it’s inherently complex and, more importantly, why you shouldn’t attempt bat mitigation for your home by yourself. We hope you’ll come along for this brief but vital look at how bats can be removed safely and legally. 

Why Bats Are Treated Differently Than Other Common Omaha Pests

Bats are simply unlike any other type of pest common to the Omaha area. For one, many pests in Omaha are insects, and insects of course have their own behaviors and feeding habits. But bats are also unlike rodents and pest birds as well. After all, bats are flying mammals, and they’re nocturnal to boot. 

So on the level of pest control and mitigation, professionals need to treat bats differently than other pests, but beyond behavior, bats also need to be treated differently because of the extensive legislation that determines how they are allowed to be dealt with. Let’s dig into some of the vital compliance issues surrounding bat mitigation. 

Compliance Issues That Arise With Bat Mitigation

When it comes to pest control for cockroaches, pest control companies are free to do their work freely, as long as they follow safety guidelines. But pest control for bats is strictly regulated, and that’s because bats are a vital resource to natural ecosystems. Government agencies have placed restrictions specifically to protect the natural environment and prevent other potential pest population problems. 

Companies like ours need to maintain strict adherence to these regulatory requirements to continue providing our services while also supporting the natural ecosystems that we all rely on. These regulations also provide another reason why you shouldn’t attempt bat mitigation on your own. 

Why Homeowners Shouldn't Try To Resolve Their Own Bat Infestations

So why shouldn't homeowners try to take on the bats themselves? 

  • Legal restrictions: Permit requirements and legal restrictions help protect bats and our communities. Unless you’re prepared to file for permits and follow these strict guidelines, you shouldn’t try dealing with bats on your own. 
  • Health risks: Beyond legal difficulties, bats are also not the friendliest of pests when they feel threatened. Bats can indeed bite, and if they’re rabid, then a bite can be a very serious matter. 
  • Methods: It also comes down to tactics. Trying to come up with your own solutions for how to control bats in the house is difficult, and you’ll probably land on some ideas that the pros already know don’t work very well. 

There’s so much to consider, and in the end, it’s really best to call in professional help.   

How CP Bat Mitigation Removes Bats Safely And Legally

At CP Bat Mitigation, we’re experts in professional bat mitigation. It’s right in our name. This is what we do, and we do it well. We know exactly how to comply with the legal requirements of bat mitigation, and we also have a well-established process for making sure that bats leave your home. 

Just to give you an idea of how we approach bat mitigation, it all starts with an inspection. This is especially important for bat mitigation in particular because the location where bats choose to rest is specific to the construction and layout of each home. After confirming the presence of bats in the house, we move forward by limiting their access to your home to just one access point, and this exit is specifically designed to let bats leave without allowing them to come back in. This is a safe way to clear out the bats, and it also prevents a situation where baby bats get trapped inside the house. 

Call us today if you’d like to know more to schedule an inspection.

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