The Importance Of Bat Conservation In Sioux Falls
If you have played sports or watched athletes, you know that quick, erratic movements are the way to throw off opposing players. A fast pivot by the offense throws off the defense, which allows an opportunity to score points or advance the ball. Athletes anticipate and practice unpredictable movements, but we don't want to experience irregular moves from an animal flying over our heads. A crazy flight path instills fear of an attack or unintended collision.
Bats are known for their erratic flight paths, and when you combine that feature with the fear of contracting rabies from a bat, it is easy to understand why we don't want bats flying over our heads. Bats living inside our houses' attic, shed, or barn increases the fear factor tenfold. When we realize bats are in homes or roosting in buildings on our property, we know we need professional bat control.
CP Bat Mitigation is a family-owned and operated Sioux Falls bat control company that knows every bat needs a home, just not yours. Unlike other pest control companies, bat control is our focus. Our founder recognized the need for bat mitigation over thirty years ago when he began his working career as a roofer. Soon, he was helping homeowners and businesses relocate bats that were infesting their homes and buildings. What started with one man continues more than three decades later with a team of technicians that provide bat control through the Central Midwest.
Bat Populations Have Suffered Destruction Of Their Habitat
The upside-down sleeping position is the one mental image most people have of bats. Bats prefer to hang from high tree branches or caves in areas with a high concentration of insects. Water and light attract insects, so optimal conditions include a concentration of trees around a pond, lake, or in a poorly drained, damp area.
In recent decades, the world's population has expanded rapidly, and with that expansion has come increased urbanization. As the inhabitants of cities grow, construction crews raze surrounding wooded areas for new housing and business development, creating a loss of trees and vegetation that limits the locations for bats to roost. Increasing forest fires due to human incompetence, poor forest management, and lightning strikes have reduced forestation and limited options for bats.
Although the move to clean energy sources and the development of zero-emission technology is exciting and ultimately good for the planet, clearing wooded land for wind turbines has reduced available habitats. Furthermore, these massive turbines kill many high-flying and migrating bat species.
If you are concerned about wildlife preservation but need a bat control specialist for your Sioux Falls home, CP Bat Migration is your answer because we share the same concern. We recognize the danger bats present to homeowners and the need to preserve their population.
There Are A Few Laws To Protect Bats In Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls is home to nine bat species. Unfortunately, bat populations have declined due to deforestation and a devastating fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome. Because bats are necessary to a balanced ecosystem, the federal government passed legislation to protect some bat species; the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1956 and the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
Although the legislation does not protect all bat species in Iowa, it protects two species in our area; the Indiana bat and the northern long-eared bat. According to federal law, killing protected bat species will result in heavy penalties and fines. Furthermore, capturing protected bats requires a permit. On a state level, Iowa state law protects all bat species making it illegal to kill bats that live in the wild. In 2006, the legislature passed the Iowa Wildlife Action Plan (IWAP). The purpose of this 25 years strategy is to protect and conserve bats and other wildlife in Iowa. If you found us because you searched for bat control in my area, you can rest easy that you found a company that adheres to all federal and state laws.
Although little brown bats are prevalent in the Sioux Falls area, humane bat mitigation designed to preserve the population is necessary due to the threat of white-nose syndrome. This disease, caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans, was responsible for a nearly 80% decline in the little brown bat population when it first attacked the bats. Fortunately, there is a slow rebound in bat populations due to the efforts of conservationists and companies like CP Bat Mitigation that work to protect homeowners from roosting bats while preserving the species.
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.