Raising Awareness About Bat Mitigation In Omaha
How do bats make you feel? When you see them fluttering in the sky at dusk, does it cause you to end a walk early and jog home, or are you comfortable with bats? Feelings and opinions vary. If you're fearful of bats, we hope this article helps you find a reason not to fear them so much. If you don't fear them and consider them harmless, we hope to show you how you should respect bats and take care when dealing with them. We'll look at little-known facts and myths about bats, how bats provide many benefits, and how to control bats in your attic. If you want to speak with a pest professional regarding bats on your property, remember that your CP Bat Mitigation team is here to help. We specialize in bat pest control in Omaha. We'll help you find the answers to your questions.
There are many curious misconceptions about bats, misconceptions that can give you the wrong impression about these night dwellers and make you feel more than a bit nervous about having them flying around above your property. As you consider bat mitigation in Omaha, it is helpful to get to know the animals you're attempting to control.
Are bats going to suck your blood?
There is a strong link between bats and the idea of vampires. There are also certain bats that are actually called vampire bats. If you see bats as scary creatures that swoop down from the sky to suck your blood, they're likely to create more than a small amount of fear. While we're happy to say that bats don't suck blood, you may not find it comforting to know what they actually do. Bites use their fangs to pierce the skin and lap the blood up with their tongues. However, vampire bats do not live in North America, so this isn't a concern in Omaha.
Are bats going to bite you?
It is rare for a bat to bite a human. They're just not interested in biting people. They mostly eat insects. But it is possible to have a bat bite you. Bat bites typically occur when people attempt to capture a bat. If you let a licensed professional deal with bats in your home, you have nothing to fear. It is highly unlikely that you'll get bitten.
Are bats going to give you rabies?
While you might find it comforting to know that it is unlikely for a bat to bite you, you may still fear them because of the notion that bats carry rabies, and rabies is a potentially deadly disease. While it is true that bats can carry the rabies virus, only a small percentage of bats are infected. In the population of the United States, which is just over 330 million at the time of this writing, the number of deaths due to rabies-infected bats is lower than three annually.
Are bats blind?
It is a common idea that bats are blind and use echolocation to navigate. If you believe this, you may think that bats won't get into your home because they can't see the entry points. But bats aren't blind. In fact, bats have better vision than most humans. When they fly around your home, they can see, and take advantage of, openings in your roofline or exterior.
The bats that flutter around your home aren't likely to harm you. They're not hunting for blood, and they rarely bite people. Those bats are actually providing a service for you and your family. Let's take a look at how bats are beneficial creatures.
We hope at this point that you feel a bit more comfortable about having bats on your property. They're actually good to have around your home. Bats help you, your family, and the environment, which is why professionals use specialized bat control products that don't harm these animals. We want them to keep doing what they do.
Let professionals handle your bat infestation
If you know that bats aren't out to get you, and you understand that they serve an important role in the ecosystem around your home, you can feel free to let those bats do what they do. But don't get too comfortable. If given the opportunity, bats can move in with you, and you'll find yourself on the phone with a professional to talk about bat control near you fast.
Long before you have to contact a bat control specialist about bat mitigation for your attic, there are ways you can prevent a bat problem. The secret is exclusion work. The tools for the job are expanding foam, caulking, and metal flashing. You can do this work yourself or hire a contractor to do it. Examine your exterior, roofline, and roof for any potential entry points. If you find a gap or hole, patch it up or fill it in. Get all the openings, no matter how small. While bats aren't rodents and aren't going to chew a hole to get into your home, they can use holes created by rats, mice, and squirrels. A small hole can invite a rodent to make a larger hole, and a bat will use the larger hole as an entry point.
The goal of bat control is mitigation. You don't want to get rid of bats. They provide far too many benefits to you, your family, and the environment. You just want to reduce the chance that bats will cause problems for you inside your home. Or stop them from causing trouble if they've already gotten into your home.
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.