If you have a tree that has died cut it down and remove it. The old hanging cd s is a good one that works as well or anything that is shiny we have a couple of small disco balls hanging in one of the fruit trees and it works the best one i have seen is an old bloke next door to my sister he has a stuffed cat which he sits between his mango trees and it works very well.
If the bat can t find a place close to you then they move further away in search of a home.
How to get rid of fruit bats in trees. Make a solution by mixing the cinnamon powder with water and spray it near them. Problems caused by bats in trees. Netting can even create a microclimate that may improve yield.
Damage to fruit trees in backyards or orchards can sometimes be a problem. Their excreta etches the paint off the car. These pests leave large amounts of guano under their roosts and spread diseases including rabies and histoplasmosis.
Since the animals eat pest insects like mosquitoes having trees full of bats does have its benefits. Besides the fact they can carry fatal diseases. We live about 5km from their colony and lately they seem to have decided some of our trees are great for a rest break and comfort stop on the way to the feeding grounds.
Lizzle on 07 01 2018 19 55 hey ozbargainers this year we ve seen the highest yield ever from our mango tree yet but mum s been picking most of the mangoes very early when they re still 70 green because as soon as they ripen any more than that the bats get to them. These objects can be a strip of aluminum foil cds that shine in sunlight wind chimes or wind socks. Tips for deterring fruit bats from mango tree.
You can hang the bat house high up on a tree where the bats are most likely to fly inside of it. The other way to get rid of these fruit bats is that you can place some strange and unusual looking objects near your garden. You can use objects that continuously move and make annoying noise to irritate these fruit birds.
Removing the bats 1 create a disturbance to drive the bats away. Bats can t stand the smell of cinnamon and get repelled by it naturally. And they give you a heck of a fright if you disturb them in the dark and they take off from just above your head.
Cinnamon is a great bat repellent and is completely safe to use. With their sharp fangs cape like wings and nocturnal nature it s no wonder bats have been branded as the vampires of the animal world. Bats favor dark quiet hideouts and have an aversion to lots of light and commotion.
Bats love to live in dead trees. The best solution is to cover the trees in netting. However bats living close to people may move into houses causing a variety of issues.
If you have a tree that has died cut it down and remove it. Respray it as soon as the smell fades away. This also protects the trees from bird possum and rat attack as well as wind and hail.