Bats are a migratory mammal from South America. The usual pattern for bats is they migrate to North America during spring and leave during the fall to go back down south. During this time they are FEDERALLY PROTECTED and cannot be removed unless a permit is obtained by FWC. The usual bat season is around the 15th of April until the 15th of August when they are protected. After this period of time any bats that remain are allowed to be excluded and removed from structures. Even if the bats have left on their own it is a good idea to get your home sealed so they cannot return.
How do I tell if I have bats?
The most obvious way to tell if you have bats is, well, bats! Typically you will observe them coming and going in the mornings or evenings to/from your home. Another way to tell is by hearing them chirp/communicate when they are roosting. They also tend to leave a large amount of smelly droppings all over the roof/ground in the areas they are living in.
How do we get rid of them?
In order to bat proof a structure and remove them we must come out and do an inspection. Usually it's very obvious where they are currently entering/leaving but only fixing that area is not enough. Bats can fit in holes about the size of a quarter, and tend to frequent a house for a week or so looking for new openings. Because of this we must come out and inspect to find all potential openings to make sure they don't get back in.