Bat Removal From Your Home

The big brown bat sports long, glossy, chestnut-brown fur and broad blackish wings. It roosts in various locations like attics, trees, and under bridges, often near cave entrances. Researchers extensively study it, and it shows a preference for living within 10 miles of its birthplace. Hunting starts about 20 minutes after sunset, with foraging lasting approximately 90 minutes, targeting beetles, caddis flies, moths, and mayflies. Weighing 14-25 grams, they consume 50-100% of their body weight in insects each night, with nursing females eating their weight to produce milk for young.

Brazilian Bat

The Brazilian free-tailed bat, identified by its 4-inch length and 12-inch wingspan, exhibits a relatively slow, straight flight. It adapts to human structures for roosting, with its distinctive features including its tail extending beyond the membrane between hind legs, broad rounded ears, and long stiff toe hairs. Bats detectable by the smell of their droppings (Guano) and their ability to fit into tight spaces. They exit these areas after sunset to forage, forming large colonies upon settling. Histoplasmosis fungus in bat droppings poses a risk if inhaled in confined spaces like attics. Despite risks, bats play a crucial role in ecosystem balance, devouring thousands of insects per night. For expert bat removal and relocation, Florida ACM provides careful services and ensures entry points are sealed to prevent re-entry.

While they are great for the environment, bat removal s from your home can be incredibly challenging. Bats are protected year round in Florida. And, during the maternity season between April 15th and August 15th, bats can not be removed from your home without a permit.

Florida is home to thirteen species of bats, some are here all year while some migrate. All thirteen species are insectivorous which means the each bugs, like, beetles, plant hoppers, true bugs, flies, mosquitoes, flying termites, flying ants and a number of other insects.

Bat Removal

bat removal

ACM Rat Exclusion Services and Warranty

Perhaps the most important service we provide is our ability to prevent bats from returning to your home or business. We’ll make structural repairs to remove the entry points where bats can enter a building. In cases where bats have already taken up residence, our biological clean-up process will eliminate the scent markings they use to communicate, thus removing any attraction for future animals to find ways to enter a contaminated space.

We offer a full renewable annual warranty to help keep the animals out

Not only do we remove the animals, but we keep them out. We offer a full renewable warranty so if you ever have the same problem you know you’re covered.

Florida’s Bats

Some species of bats form colonies while others roost alone. There are also seven species of bats that have, on occasion, been found in Florida but they do not normally live here. These are referred to as accidental species.

Big brown bat


In some parts of the southern United States the species is active year round, roosting in buildings, under bridges, and in caves. Many also migrate southward into Mexico and Central America. Free-tailed bats forage on a variety of flying insects especially small moths and beetles. More species of bats you may encounter in florida are the, Tricolored bat, Eastern pipistrelle, Eastern red bat, Evening bat, Florida bonneted bat, Gray myotis, Hoary bat, Northern yellow bat, Rafinesque’s big-eared bat, Seminole bat, Southeastern myotis, and the Velvety free-tailed bat.

Bat boxes

Bat houses replicate native bats’ habitats, such as long-dead trees, dead palm fronds, Spanish moss, buildings, and rare Florida caves. They provide safe, dry homes that bats find easy to grip and seek refuge in during daylight hours, as they are nocturnal. Populations can vary from a few to several thousand bats on average.  However, bats need a safe nesting place. Bat houses provide this alternative, attracting mosquito-eating bats to yards without them nesting in eaves or attics.