Expert Bat Mitigation For A Bat Free Sioux Falls Home
We are sure that bats are amazing animals. They flutter through the sky at night and eat mosquitoes in large quantities. In almost every respect, they are beneficial animals. We're also quite sure that at no time in history has any bat ever turned into a vampire. Bats are our friends. As long as they stay outside, where they belong, we should welcome them as a part of our neighborhoods and communities. But what do you do when a bat breaks into your home by mistake? What do you do when you hear bumping and scratching noises or you find a bat fluttering around indoors? Join us today as we share our expert insights and advice regarding bat mitigation. We'll look at why bats enter Sioux Falls homes, why a bat infestation is potentially harmful, and how to apply effective pest control for bats. If you'd prefer to speak to an expert directly about your bat pest control issue, contact us at any time. CP Bat Mitigation specializes in bat mitigation and exclusion.
Why are bats living on my property?
Where can you imagine bats living? Caves, right? Thanks to movies and television, most of us have learned that bats live in caves. That may make you wonder why a bat would want to live in your home. Your attic isn't like a cave, is it? Yes, it actually is—as far as bats can tell. Your attic has a few characteristics that appeal to bats:
- It is cavernous and protective, like a cave. While your attic might not seem so large to you, to a bat, it is a cavernous space.
- It might be a dark place to hide during the day. Bats are nocturnal animals that sleep during the day. It is much nicer to sleep in cozy darkness.
- It is a secluded space (assuming you don't have a finished attic and you don't frequent it to get things out of storage). In the seclusion of your attic, the noise outside is muffled. Bats prefer to hide in places where they can't hear their common predators, namely birds.
- Bats want to sleep in high locations and up off the ground so they will be inaccessible to ground predators while they slumber. Your attic is high off the ground, and the ceiling of your attic is high off the floor. Both are ideal for bats.
There is more to why a bat may enter your home and roost. In Sioux Falls, bats live in tree and rock cavities. They don't need a large, cavernous space. Therefore, bats don't need to find an attic. They can live inside your walls. So, even if you have a finished attic space, you can have a bat problem. You can also have bats living in other secluded locations, such as a shed, barn, garage, or outbuilding.
How do I keep bats away from my home?
The last point to consider is that bats don't create entry points. They aren't flying rodents, as some mistakenly believe. That means they don't have the wood-gnawing teeth of a rat or mouse. Bats are more closely related to primates and have fangs that are poorly suited to the task of chewing on wood. At the heart of bat control is the ability to apply handyman skills to patch holes and remove entry points. Bats won't get into a home that is properly sealed.
Now that you know how bats get into your home and why they would want to do this, let's quickly look at why it isn't good to have a bat infestation. If you already know that bats are terrible houseguests and you are motivated to get rid of them, you can skip the next section.
Should I contact a professional?
While most people contact a professional as soon as bats make annoying noises, some people wait. We can understand why you might wait. Life is complicated. Who has time to deal with bats? Plus, bats help with insect control, right? Why not keep them? Our recommendation is that you don't wait too long to deal with a bat infestation. Contact an expert regarding your bat issue.
Who do you call? Do you call animal control for bats? Sadly, animal control doesn't offer much help with bats. The job of animal control has mostly to do with pet animals and disputes. Once in a while, they'll get involved if a wild animal presents a clear and present danger. For a bat problem, you'll need professional pest control in Sioux Falls. But don't just choose any pest control company. Select a company that has specialized knowledge and experience with bat mitigation.
Why is it so important to contact a bat expert for your bat mitigation? It is because an expert doesn't only know how to control bats in your house, we understand these animals and have technicians that have the proper training to deal with them.
Understanding Bats: Why is it important to understand bats? Because the application of specialized knowledge allows us to relocate bats without harming them. It is a field-tested process that takes into consideration many factors. Based on our inspection, we outline a mitigation plan to move the bats from interior spaces to the exterior of your home. Once outside, the bats are not allowed to reenter.
Proper Training: A bat expert isn't just a pest control professional. Bat control requires handyman skills. Our technicians are trained to locate bat entry points using their pest control training and seal the entry points using carpentry and contractor skills.
Inspecting your home helps us identify where bats are in your house and how they got inside. We use this information to create a customized control plan for your home.
Our control process is unique to CP Bat Mitigation. It involves sealing entry points and installing an exclusion device to safely and humanely remove bats from your home.
We don’t stop working until your bat infestation is gone. We’ll follow up with you six to eight weeks after our initial service to make sure our plan is going as planned.
At CP Bat Mitigation, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.
“This is an outstanding company and I would recommend them to anyone that is dealing with a bat issue.”- Jonathan D.
“Jon was one of the upmost respectful and professional individuals I have encountered in a long time. He was honest and provided great feedback on bats. He saved us money with tips I could do myself.”- Jack L.
“CP Bat Mitigation was great to work with. They were easy to communicate with and willing to work with my schedule. They were prompt and thorough with their assessment and took the time to answer all my questions. Nick with CP Bat Mitigation was great to wo”- Patrick F.
“Very responsive, polite, professional, and thorough. Great communication, professional work, and guaranteed to the life of my roof. Affordable rates for a critical service.”- Glen P.
“We were very impressed with our consultation. Nick explained everything very well and answered all of our questions. We look forward to the warmer days when the bats can be kept out of our home.”- Shannon B.
“I really enjoyed having Nick ease my mind about having bats. He explained everything to me and showed me the spots where bats enter. He also explained how they would seal up the entry holes and allow them to leave but not re-enter.”- Bonnie G.
“CP Bat Mitigation not only are bat experts but are very knowledgeable about roofs. They did an inspection of my home and explained how a bat or two could have gotten in through an old gutter system. These guys are amazing, and true to their word the inspec”- April G.
“I had Nick Hossle for my appointment, and I was very pleased with his professionalism and service. He was prompt, he explained the process before going into my attic and checking for bats.”- Craig L.