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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.

Bats can cause a few worrisome issues in your home, such as:

  • Feces and urine
  • Rabies
  • Annoyance
  • 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:

Contracting Rabies

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.

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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.

Hear From Our Happy Customers

At CP Bat Mitigation, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

    “Thank you for being so awesome!!!”
    “This is an outstanding company and I would recommend them to anyone that is dealing with a bat issue.”
    - Jonathan D.
    “I would recommend to anyone.”
    “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.
    “Couldn’t Be Happier”
    “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.
    “The best at what they do”
    “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.
    “5 Stars”
    “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.
    “Very Pleased”
    “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.
    “Professional & Knowledgeable”
    “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.
    “Thank you, Nick”
    “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.

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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