Reliable Bat Control Solutions In Yankton, SD
Have you ever come across a bat flying around at night? Maybe while you were enjoying a fun evening at Yankton’s Riverboat Days? Were you scared when you imagined it would attack you with its vampire teeth?
Fun fact about bats: most bats are not vampire bats, and they don’t even live in North America. You probably looked pretty silly among the thousands of people attending the festival.
Contrary to what your imagination may have concocted in those moments as the bat seemed to circle you, attempting to sink its teeth into you, a bat can be harmful but maybe not in the ways you’d expect.
Read on to find out why a bat in the wild should not cause fear, but a bat in your house should.
Can Bats Be Dangerous?
Bats can cause a few worrisome issues in your home, such as:
- Feces and urine
- Nightmares for little children (and some adults)
Despite these problems, bats can actually be more helpful than harmful, but only if they are left in the wild, away from human contact.
One main reason that bats are helpful is their natural desire to eat up some nasty insects, like mosquitoes. They’re worth keeping around to get rid of that horrible pest. Mosquitoes can be super prevalent in Yankton, SD, because of it being situated right near the Missouri River.
We’ve never met anyone who enjoys having their blood sucked by a mosquito. And since we’ve already covered the fact that most bats don’t suck your blood, we’re sure you’d like to keep the bats around to get rid of the pests that actually do suck your blood. But the bats should be kept around outside, not inside.
Why Your Home?
Bats go inside to find warm places to stay. If you’re out on a cold winter day in Yankton (and boy, can it get cold here), your main goal to survive the cold is to go home where you can warm up next to the fireplace. A bat has the same instinct. They want to get out of the Yankton cold as much as you do. And your attic provides the warmth it needs to be comfortable.
So the bat isn’t in your attic to give you rabies or to annoy you; it’s there to stay warm. But, of course, you don’t want the bat to stay there and get cozy with you. That’s why we can help remove that annoying bat from your home.
Save The Bats!
We know that the internet helps with so many things, but please do us a favor and don’t look up how to get rid of bats on your own. It can be dangerous and more complicated than you think.
We here at CP Bat Mitigation know how to handle all the issues that removing bats can cause. We have 30+ years of experience, after all.
A few dilemmas that removing bats on your own can cause are these:
If a bat does have rabies and it is scared of you trying to capture it with a garbage bag, it could bite you. Rabies can be transmitted through saliva. Contracting rabies from a bat and getting that treated is much more expensive and painful than hiring us to take care of that pesky bat. There’s no pain in picking up the phone and calling us to help.
Bats also have a type of feces (called bat guano) that can be harmful to humans. Getting rid of the guano takes special gear and expertise, which we specialize in. We know where to look for the feces, as well as urine (where there’s poop, there’s pee), and clean it out so that it’s no longer an issue for you and your family.
You enjoy living with your family or close friends, right? Well, bats do too. If you’ve seen one bat in your house, you may have a colony of bats, but you can’t tell for certain. Bats are introverted, after all. Thankfully, we’re here to help since we know how to assess your home to see if you have a whole colony hiding out somewhere in that warm, dark attic of yours.
Bats are becoming more and more extinct because people don’t understand them and can harm them when trying to get rid of them. We want to correct that problem by safely removing the bat from your home and educating you on bats. In doing so, we will be taking care of the bat and taking care of you.
Once we’ve made your home safe again, you can head on over to the Lewis and Clark Lake for a fun evening with no fear of bats attacking you. So give CP Bat Mitigation a call today, and we’d be happy to come check out your home.
The Secret To Getting Rid Of Bats On Your Yankton Property
Bats often enter buildings by accident through an open door or window. In many cases, these mammals are young and lost. However, once they get onto your property, they might stay inside your attic or behind a wall. These are warm places that protect from potential predators outside.
When bats get onto properties, some people chase them around with a box or towel, attempting to trap them. This method is usually unsuccessful because the bats will fly further into your building. These small creatures often get inside through tiny holes in roofs, which are hard to find. So how do you get bats off your property for good?
The secret to getting bats off your property is to provide one way out and no way back inside. At CP Bat Mitigation, we close all potential entry points except one and use a one-way device to expel the bats from your building. Our system allows the bats to leave but not return. Give us a call for humane bat control if bats are on your Yankton property.
Prevention Tips Yankton Homeowners Can Use To Keep Bats Out Of The Attics
It's dangerous to attempt to get bats out of your home once they've arrived. These animals carry diseases that can spread to people and will bite if handled or feel threatened. They also leave droppings called guano, which can cause damage to your house and roof. Since bats are nocturnal, they're usually quiet during the day, so you might not even know they're in your attic.
Bats typically enter South Dakota attics to hide from predators or stay warm during cold months. Once they get into your attic, you'll need professional mitigation services from professionals who know how to control bats in your house. However, you can avoid this situation by preventing them from entering in the first place. Some tips to keep bats from getting into your attic include:
- Inspect your attic: Contact your local wildlife control operator to inspect your home for signs of bats.
- Close entry points: Seal any holes in your roof or chimney larger than a quarter of an inch.
- Screen attic vents: Bats commonly get into attic vents, so installing screens will keep them out.
- Install a bat house: A bat house is a wooden structure that provides a home for bats.
While these tips can help keep bats out of your attic, they still might find a way inside. Handling these mammals is dangerous, so only professionals should deal with an infestation. Call us today if bats have infiltrated your home.
How Much Do You Know About The Bats In Yankton?
Bats commonly invade Yankton properties, but most people know little about these mammals. There are over 1,400 different types of bats worldwide and 45 species in the United States and Canada.
These mammals range from 2 3/16 inches to 7 1/2 inches and are tan, brown, or black with hairy bodies and large ears. Their wings are similar to human hands, featuring four fingers and a thumb, and can reach six feet long. Bats are nocturnal animals, so they're only active at night and sleep upside-down during the day.
The most common bat species around Yankton are big brown and little brown myotis bats. Big brown bats are between 4 and 5 inches and have wings stretching from 13 to 16 inches. Little brown bats are shorter, measuring between 2 1/2 and 4 inches, and have wingspans between 8 and 11 inches.
Since they're endangered animals, you should hire professionals for a bat infestation on your property. CP Bat Mitigation experts can perform the best exclusion techniques for humane bat control. Let us know if you need help with a bat problem on your Yankton property.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bats In Yankton
Bats live in most parts of the United States, but residents rarely encounter them. What people think they know about these animals is often a myth. As a result, you might have questions about these mammals. The following are some frequently asked questions about bats.
How do bats fly at night?
Bats use echolocation by producing a high frequency that bounces off objects to indicate their locations.
Are bats blind?
Bats use echolocation to navigate at night, but they see very well.
Where do bats sleep during the day?
Bats sleep in trees, gaps in rocks, caves, and dark spots in buildings.
Do all bats carry rabies?
Some bats can carry rabies, but no more than most other animals.
Now that you know more about bats, you might wonder what to do when they invade your property. Our bat control specialists at CP Bat Mitigation have the tools to relocate bats from your building. We use exclusion techniques that allow bats to exit and not reenter potential entry points. Call us today if bats are on your Yankton property.
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