Proactive Bat Prevention Measures For Your Sioux Falls Home
There are lots of things that can go wrong inside your home. As a general rule, most people try not to think of all the negative things that might happen to their property. It is our recommendation to understand potential threats so that you can potentially avoid them before they become a problem. This is especially true for pest problems like bats. Bats are a local invasive creature that regularly causes big trouble for homeowners. These pests love to break into attic spaces and have the potential to get locals sick with the many diseases they carry and spread. Whether you are here today seeking an answer to remove these flying home invaders from your attic or you are simply looking for some methods to prevent these terrible pests, we have some things for you to consider. Here is everything you need to know about proactive bat control and what methods work best to address an active infestation indoors. Reach out to our qualified team at CP Bat Mitigation to discover more about our advanced service offerings. We will talk you through our detailed plans and find one that best meets your needs. Otherwise, keep reading to learn more about these pests and what bat control in Sioux Falls works best to handle these nasty invaders.
There are a lot of companies that will just kill any invasive creatures without considering their potential benefits to our local ecosystem. At CP Bat Mitigation we believe in the value of researching and understanding creatures like bats. As it turns out, these local flyers are incredibly helpful. How are they helpful? Well, bats eat bugs. Bugs invade homes. The more bats there are the fewer bugs you have to deal with inside your home. It is that simple. The only problem is that bats are often as bad as bugs when they invade. We will talk more about this in a bit. For now, we want you to know one thing. You do not have to eliminate bats to find freedom from these pests. We personally believe in mitigation over straight-up control. By relocating these potentially harmful creatures away from your attic, home, and property, we can still receive the benefits they provide without suffering from the problems they cause. Let’s take some time now to talk more about the issues that bats can bring to local homes before breaking down some methods you can use to deter these bats from your property.
What diseases can bats spread?
You may have heard a thing or two about bats and the diseases they are capable of spreading. There are even some speculations on whether these pests had a hand in the start of Covid. We personally are not going to weigh in on this matter. Instead, we are going to talk about what we know for certain to be true about these local pests. First, bats are one of the main spreaders of rabies locally. This is because they are less susceptible to its effects. While other creatures that contract this virus suffer fatality after a certain amount of time, bats do not. They just get moody and bite/infect other bats. This is the biggest reason why they are able to spread rabies so effectively. Keeping this in mind, if you suspect these pests are taking shelter inside your attic, keep your distance. It is easy for them to become disturbed and lash out in enclosed spaces. The last thing we want is for you to catch a claw or get bitten.
What issues do bats cause?
We are not going to pretend that professional bat pest control is the only way to prevent these invasive creatures from getting into your home. We will inform you, however, that it is by far the easiest method. That said, if you have some time on your hands and are looking for some ways to stop these pests on your own, here a few proactive tips and tricks to use today.
- Bats often enter homes by flying in through unprotected chimneys. Make sure that your home’s chimney is equipped with a rodent/bat-proof cap. We also recommend checking its structural integrity and making sure there are no gaps and cracks in it that bats or other creatures might use to get indoors.
- Bats can squeeze through small holes along rooflines. Check your home’s roofline for damage and address any issues that you find.
- Bats can easily enter your home through open or damaged windows. There are a few things you can do here. First, make sure all of your windows are properly sealed and in good working condition. Second, install screens on windows you would like to keep open on nice days. Finally, keep unscreened windows shut as much as possible.
- Bats prefer dark and secluded areas. Install some light fixtures in your attic and clear out clutter to make the space feel less inviting to these terrible little pests.
- Bats only want a place to live. If you do not mind having these creatures on your property, install bat boxes around your yard. These enclosed structures are great for these night flyers, plus having bats around is a decent form of pest control.
- Bats can sneak into your home at any time. Although we do not recommend going up into your attic if there is a full-blown infestation of these pests, it is wise to check spaces bats might be hiding regularly. We recommend looking up into your attic once a week for droppings and bats. Just do so with caution.
If you currently have bats in your house, do not try to handle them on your own. The last thing we want is for you to aggravate these creatures into attacking. Instead, talk with our team at CP Bat Mitigation. We have amazing options to help you address problems with these pests. Whether you are looking to bat-proof your home or want to remove and active infestation, we have everything you need here.
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.