Get Rid Of Attic Rats in Michigan
Nuisance Rodent Trapping and Prevention
Rats, mice and other rodents can become a nuisance when they come in close proximity to humans. In addition to spreading disease to both humans and household pets, rodents can also cause property damage and contaminate food sources. Our team specializes in rodent control and removal to help you get rid of rodents in your home or business.
Our procedure “Rodent Proofing” is often misinterpreted by homeowners whose attics are infested with rodents. Pest control companies and specialty animal removal companies remove rodents from the attic. While it is rare for pest control companies to include the service of sealing the roof openings, it is more common for specialty companies to do so. To effectively eliminate rodent entry, roofing shingles, tile and/or metal roof covering must be removed.
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Plug or seal all openings of greater than 1/2 inch (1.
Rats rely more on their keen senses of smell, taste, touch, and hearing than on vision.
Its worldwide geographic distribution suggests that it is much more suited to tropical and semitropical climates.
There are holes all over - missing roof vent screens, plumbing stacks, gaps between the roof and fascia board, gaps in the siding, areas where pipes go into the house, etc.
In tropical or semi tropical regions, the season may be nearly year-round.
Taste perception of rats is good; once rats locate food, the taste will determine their food preferences.
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Tracks - Outdoors, the runways of Roof rats appear smooth, well packed, and free of vegetations.
Since roof rats rarely dig burrows, burrow fumigants are of limited use; however, if they have constructed burrows, then fumigants that are effective on Norway rats, such as aluminum phosphide and gas cartridges, will be effective on roof rats.
These rodents have been known to consume tree bark, meat and grain.
Tracking powders are used much less often for roof rats than for Norway rats because roof rats frequent overhead areas within buildings.
They also often chew on inedible materials such as books, soap, and cans.
For example, only zinc phosphide can be applied on the ground to control rats in sugarcane or macadamia orchards, and the second-generation anticoagulants, cholecalciferol and bromethalin, can be used only in and around buildings, not around crops or away from buildings even in non crop situations.
Use enough traps to eliminate the rodents quickly.
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By this time they have learned what is good to eat by experimenting with potential food items and by imitating their mother.
Baiting - This method uses poisons, or rodenticides, to attract and kill rodents.
Rats have been plaguing humans for centuries, famous for their continuously-growing sharp teeth, their desire for human food, their tendency to get into homes and buildings and create nests and their health problems - rats are the essence of a pest.
Rats are responsible for the spread of many diseases.
Read my comprehensive guide to rats in the attic.
Traps may be nailed to beams or studs and secured to pipes with wires.
Roof rats can also nest on the ground if necessary.
In homes, the attic and garage rafters close to the infestation are the best trapping sites.
In agricultural settings, weasels, foxes, coyotes, and other predators prey on roof rats, but their take is inconsequential as a population control factor.
They usually don't leave the attic for very long.
Timing a sealup for rats is impossible, because they leave for short periods, and they don't all leave at the same time of night.
Lights (flashing or continuously on) may repel rats at first, but rats will quickly acclimate to them.
Avoid using poison and glue traps, as these are inhumane and cause more problems than they solve.
They can often be seen at night running along overhead utility lines or fences.