Central Plains
Bat Removal

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Eastern South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Eastern Nebraska

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Western South Dakota, Eastern Wyoming and Western Nebraska.

Why You Need Professional Bat Removal

Why You Need Professional Bat Removal

Bats: quite literally your worst nightmare. The sound they make, their look, their wings, everything about them might make you nervous; and now you have them in your home. What do you do? The way you look at it you only have two options: call for professional bat removal or sell the house, because there is no way you want to have bats flying around any part of your home.

Well, the truth is, bats don’t deserve the frightening and scary reputation that they get. Bats are gentle, shy, and intelligent creatures. They are usually harmless and are just looking for a safe environment for themselves and their young. So all of the myths you might have seen on movies about bats: leave them behind. That said, when you suspect bats in your home, calling a professional is the way to go.

There are a couple of reasons why you should look into professional bat removal as your solution:

  • Assessment of bat colony
  • Clean-up solutions
  • Safe and humane removal    
  • Proactive ideas for prevention

Assessment of Bat Colony

Small bat colony slleping in the corner of a balcony

One of the reasons you should look into professional bat removal instead of trying to do it yourself is that trained professionals can investigate the size of the bat colony in the home. It is important because bat colonies can differ significantly in size based on their living space. A colony can range from about 10 to 20 bats to a large colony numbering in the hundreds.

A trained professional can recommend the safest course of action going forward after assessing your home and the bat colony presiding in it. When there is a multitude of bats living in the house, it can be quite challenging to round them up. Rest assured that a professional will be able to find the best method for gathering the bats and transporting them to a different location.

Clean-Up Solutions

Stains on the attic walls from bat guano and urine

Having a professional assess the bat colony in your home can also help you with planning your course of action for clean up. Yes, you read right: there is clean up to do after the bats are all properly removed.

Bats eats lots of insects and have a speedy metabolism, so bat droppings quickly become a problem when dealing with bats. First off, bat droppings (also called guano) when left alone, can grow a fungus that can potentially cause lung problems in humans. Secondly, there is an intense smell that comes along with guano, and it can overtake your home.

Guano and urine can also rot wood and erode metal. If left to rot, the integrity of the structure can be compromised, leaving you and your family in an unsafe home.

Last but not least, bat droppings also lure other animals. Cockroaches and other insects are often found crawling all over guano; this could lead to many different types of infestations if not taken care of promptly.

Safe and Humane Removal

Small baby bat sitting on my finger.

Remember, as we said earlier, bats are not scary and horrible, but are beneficial to us, protecting our crops and other areas from insects. But if you try to approach bats on your own with no professional experience, it could be disastrous.

Though bats are usually gentle and shy, when approached they might be afraid and bite in self-defense. Bats can catch diseases and pass them along, and they can contract rabies like any other mammal, so it is always best to call us for professional bat removal.

Because bats are some of the slowest reproducing animals on the planet and their populations have rapidly been declining, many bats in the United States are now listed as rare, threatened, or endangered.

According to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 12 species of bats on the endangered species list. This means that we have to be extra careful when removing bats in attic settings or anywhere else in the home.

We have all of the professional tools to make sure that those bats are removed and transferred safely and adequately. We use things like one-way doors and other methods to “exclude” the bats These processes allow the bats to leave the area in which there are colonizing but does not allow them to re-enter.

This is the perfect way to start removing the bats without hurting them.

Proactive Ideas for Prevention

Bat boxes secured to pine tree trunk in a forest

Bat boxes secured to pine tree trunk away from the house.

Having a professional come to take a look at the bats in attic settings and other areas of your home is not only crucial for their removal, but also necessary because it can prevent it from happening again in the future.

In assessing the entire home, a professional will be able to tell you exactly where the bats are coming in from and what steps to take to make sure that those areas are sealed up.

They might also be able to help you in preparations for making bat houses in case the bat colonies are still around in your area. Some people like to have bats around their neighborhood and keep them safe without necessarily having them inside your house. A professional can help you decide what the best course of action would be in that scenario.

Call Us Anytime for Bat Removal

dialing a telephone number on a landline

Call Central Plain Bat Removal for all of your bat removal needs.

As we have shared with you, bats are gentle and intelligent creatures. Though it can be nerve-racking to hear weird noises and see them flying in your home, rest assured that they are not there in malice.

As long as you call in for professional bat removal, everything should go nice and smooth.

Here at Central Plains Bat Removal, we service the Midwest areas of Nebraska, Minnesota, and South Dakota. We are here for whatever needs you may have: professional bat removal, prevention, and education.

Our employees have over 16 years working in the home building business and over 10 years working in bat removal.

So if bat troubles have you worried, or if you feel like your home is being invaded, contact us today.

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