Bats are fairly common household pests in Omaha. Even though these animals are not aggressive, their presence can cause issues for your home and family. Plus, wildlife protection laws make it difficult to manage a bat infestation on your own. What you need is pest control in Omaha that’s capable of handling a bat infestation safely, and you’ll find it in CP Bat Mitigation. Our bat services are humane and guaranteed to work.
Bats Are A Protected Species
Bats are flying mammals found all over the United States, including Omaha. Many bat species are considered endangered or threatened, which is why there are guidelines in place for handling them. Their populations are already declining due to habitat loss and disease, which is why they need extra protection. In Nebraska, there are guidelines for humane bat control and penalties for harming or killing a bat.
Many bat species primarily eat insects, which makes them important for insect population control. Small brown bats can eat hundreds of mosquito-sized insects in an hour—even the most effective bug zappers can’t do that. Other species of bat eat nectar, and they’re very effective pollinators. Bats also carry seeds from plants so they can spread.
Although Beneficial, Bats Can Be Dangerous
Bats are essential parts of the ecosystem, but they’re still wild animals. They may bite if they’re handled or threatened, which means it simply isn’t safe to try and remove them without proper equipment and training. Although it’s rare, bats can be carriers of rabies. Their droppings can also carry histoplasmosis, an infection that can result in flu-like symptoms. Bat droppings can also lead to extensive property damage. Bat droppings contain an acid that eats through wood and metal, which can cause roofs to collapse. Another risk of bats is parasites. Bats are known carriers of bat mites, similar to bed bugs.
These risks are serious enough that you don’t want bats to keep living in your attic, but they also affect your ability to manage a bat infestation. To avoid bites and contact with their droppings, it’s important that you avoid do-it-yourself treatments for bats in your Omaha home.
You Shouldn’t Try To Get Rid Of Bats On Your Own
There are a few reasons why you should not attempt bat mitigation alone. First of all, the bat protection laws in place prohibit killing bats. It’s essential that any bat mitigation is done humanely without harming the animals.
It’s also vital that you stay safe from bats. Although bats are not aggressive animals, they may bite in self-defense—which they may feel is necessary if you try to handle them and take them away from their home. They can be carriers of rabies, and their droppings contain the histoplasmosis fungus. You should avoid any contact with bats and their droppings so you don’t contract any diseases.
Plus, bats often roost in attics and chimneys, which can make them hard to reach. This is another issue with your safety. Without the proper training and equipment, accessing and managing a bat infestation is unsafe.
Instead, try these steps to prevent bats from entering your home:
- Install screens over attic vents and chimney openings
- Cover any holes in the walls of your home
- Install door sweeps
- Keep susceptible areas, such as around the attic, of your home well-lit
All of these bat prevention tips work to keep bats out of your house. But if you’re seeing bats around your home, your best option is to contact a professional bat mitigation team for help—for your safety and the bats’.
Contact Us To Humanely Eliminate A Bat Problem Around Your Home
With CP Bat Mitigation, you can trust that the job will be done safely and effectively. We have decades of experience in the bat pest control industry, making us experts in the field. Our bat mitigation process involves sealing over all entry points except for one. In that last opening, we install our bat exclusion device, essentially making the space a one-way door. Bats can exit, but they won’t be able to get back in. We offer a guarantee with our bat services. We’ll return six to eight weeks after the initial visit to reassess. If we need to, we’ll continue our services at no extra cost to you.
If you’re seeing signs of bats around your home and you need bat mitigation you can count on, call CP Bat Mitigation.