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DIY Bat Mitigation: Steps and Precautions for Safe Mitigation In Omaha

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When you have bats in the house or elsewhere on your property, finding ways to get rid of them safely and keep them from returning is always a priority. For many homeowners, this task seems like something they can do themselves. Working with an experienced Omaha bat control expert is always the better choice for both you and the health of the bats. 

So, what can you do if you're determined to DIY your bat problem? You can do a few things to prevent bats from taking up residence in your home. Here's what you need to know.

Why Bats Are A Major Problem For Omaha Properties

Bats are an important part of the local ecosystem. They eat insects like mosquitoes and gnats and pollinate plants across Omaha. However, that doesn't mean you want them in your home. When bats roost in your attic, they will leave droppings behind. Over time, the weight of those droppings can cause damage to your roof and your attic, potentially even causing the structure to collapse. 

Furthermore, the droppings from all common bat species often contain a type of fungi called histoplasmosis which can cause a lung infection in humans that will require medical treatment to resolve. That's why professional bat mitigation is so important. Experts will be able to safely mitigate the bats without issue.

Five DIY Tips To Minimize Your Risk For Bat Infestations

Though trying to get rid of bats on your own is never a good idea, you can do a few things to make your home less attractive to these critters. Here are five proven bat mitigation tips to help reduce your risk of an infestation: 

  1. Seal up any cracks or gaps around the outside of your house that bats could fit through.
  2. Install screens over your chimney and attic vents.
  3. Add door sweeps to exterior doors. Door sweeps help block gaps between the door and the floor when the door is closed.
  4. Diffuse cinnamon, peppermint, and other strong-smelling essential oils to deter bats.
  5. Hang reflective objects around your yard to keep bats away.

These are a few easy ways to reduce your risk of bat infestations year-round. But if you already have an active infestation, you'll need a bat mitigation expert.

Why DIY Prevention May Not Be Enough If Bats Are Already Inside

DIY prevention focuses on keeping bats out of your home. But if you already have bats inside, these mitigation efforts won't help you get rid of them once and for all. Why? Because mitigation efforts only work to prevent future infestations. 

By sealing up gaps in your home's exterior and installing screens along chimneys and attic vents, you'll make it harder for bats to get inside. 

While these methods are ideal for keeping bats out of your house, they won't help you get rid of different types of bats already on your property.

That's where an experienced professional can help. At CP Bat Mitigation, our team knows how to mitigate bats safely and will work to identify the full extent of the infestation on your property so we can make sure we relocate any bats in your home to an area far away from your property. 

How CP Bat Mitigation Safely Mitigates Bats From Omaha Properties

At CP Bat Mitigation, we know residential bat control in Omaha in a way that protects both your property and the bats themselves. When you schedule an appointment, our team will thoroughly inspect your home to identify the spaces where bats are roosting. Once we understand the full extent of the infestation, we'll install a device that allows bats to exit your home but not go back inside. Our methods will take time, but they allow for safe and effective mitigation every time.

If you have bats in your home, don't try to get rid of them yourself. Instead, contact us as soon as possible to schedule an inspection.

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