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: 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 just 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 Yankton SD bat removal know how to handle all the issues that removing bats can cause. We have had over ten 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 can’t tell. 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 Central Plains Bat Removal a call today, and we’d be happy to come check out your home.