Pick off all the fruit while it's immature, well before it becomes edible.
Or chop the trees out and replace them with non-fruiting type that also
produce no nectar that the bats find attractive.
Or erect nets clear of the tree and which go down to almost ground level;
these will keep away destructive birds, too.
Or fire a gun into the air near the bats to scare them every 8-10 minutes
all through the night.
Or sell up and let the new owner worry about the problem.
If it is only one or two trees, you could try buying a boxful of rubber
snakes and threading these up among the foliage. I suggest that you move
them around every few days so that cluey birds and bats don't come to
realise that the snakes are immobile and dead. A dab of fluorescent paint
in the eyes of the snakes might make them glow more fiercely in the
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