The Role Of Bat Control Professionals In The Omaha Community
When you think of bat control, what comes to mind? If you imagine a professional addressing the bats in your home as they would roaches or rats, you have the wrong idea. It's okay; you're not alone. Bat control is quite different. Do you know why bats are handled differently from other pests? You will after you read this short article.
Today, we will introduce you to bats and share some interesting facts most people don't know about these night fliers. We'll also explain the problems with bat control strategies and discuss what it means to find bat droppings near your home or bats in attic spaces. You won't be a bat expert when you finish, but you'll be pretty darn close. If you read this article and have questions we don't address, remember that your CP Bat Mitigation team is here to provide answers, guidance, and professional bat control in Omaha. Feel free to contact us at any time. Our on-staff bat experts are happy to help.
When you take a walk at night and see dark shapes fluttering through the sky overhead, the last thing you're likely thinking about is how important bats are to our ecosystem. They're a bit creepy to most people, and we understand why you might think this. But, when you find signs of bats in the attic or around the exterior of your home, it is helpful to push away the notion that these mammals are creepy and consider their beneficial role in our ecosystem.
Why should I hire professionals to handle my bat infestation?
You likely know that bats are helpful to humans because they eat mosquitoes. But you may not realize the scope of their assistance to us. Bats offer an all-natural form of pest control that equates to billions of dollars in North America. We're sure you can agree that it is much better to have them around than to pay the price of managing swarms of mosquitoes with control materials alone.
On top of mosquitoes, bats help by controlling other insects that damage crops. It is much better to have bats patrolling over crop fields because it reduces the amount of control products needed to guard the crops without them. When crop producers don't have to spend money on pest control, we all feel that economically, as the savings generally pass to us, and we feel it when we go to the store and vegetables and fruit are less expensive.
Another way bats are beneficial is that they offer a form of pollination called chiropterophily. While bees and other insects provide daytime pollination, bats are active in the evening and at night, pollinating plants that bloom in darkness. These plants are typically overlooked by bees and other daytime pollinators even when they're open during the day due to the color of their blooms. They often lack the vibrant colors of flowers that bloom in the daytime. By current estimates, bats are directly responsible for pollinating over five hundred plant species.
Let Our Experts Handle Your Bat Issue In A Safe and Humane Manner
When you have a bat problem on your property or in your home, it pays to contact a professional to address it because we understand how vital these animals are and will handle your issue gently. But, as we're sure you are aware, there is more to it than that. Bats are actually protected animals.
Bats are an essential component of the world's ecosystem, and they are dying off. There are several reasons for the reduction in bat populations. Since they eat insects in large quantities, there is a direct impact on them from the widespread use of pest control products, and as humans continue to conquer the land and build structures, woodland habitats are diminishing, and suitable roosts for bats are disappearing. These factors have led to government regulations.
What is the process like for handling a bat infestation problem?
Once we complete the outdoor inspection, we head inside to check the zone where the bats are roosting if these locations are accessible. Bats often roost in unfinished attic spaces or voids within attic walls, but they can move down into lower exterior walls as temperatures heat up outside and cause attics to become uncomfortable for the bats. Fortunately, our control methods do not require us to inspect indoor areas directly.
The first step in pest control for bats is often an application of exclusion work. We use professional-grade materials to address any openings that bats aren't using to enter and exit. By closing these, we force them to go in and out of the openings they're currently using and prevent more bats from getting in as we work to get your current bat residents out.
For the primary entry points, we install our patented exclusion devices. The design of these devices enables bats to exit safely and gently remove their means to get back inside after leaving the home. Forced to stay outdoors and unstressed by their eviction, the bats are comfortable to seek another suitable roosting location and continue to live happy and productive lives. That is good news for us because they will survive to eat mosquitoes and plant-damaging pests and pollinate the unique plants that require their assistance.
Six to eight weeks after we apply your mitigation services, we return to perform an inspection and make sure everything went as planned. At this time, we remove the specialized exclusion device(s) and seal the final opening bats they can use to enter your home.
Never, in the entire process, do we create more holes. We only use existing holes for the installation of the exclusion devices. When we finish, you should have a bat-resistant exterior. Let's take a quick look at what this means for 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.