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.
The only way to solve a rat or mouse problem is to find every last point of entry into the house, and seal it shut.
Excellent climber that can often be found in the upper parts of structures.
For rats, all openings greater than 1/2" should be sealed.
Their use for roof rats is limited to control within structures because roof rats rarely produce burrows.
You can't ignore wildlife problems, because of the damage and health risks that rats cause.
They need not be baited.
Roof rats can also nest on the ground if necessary.
They often eat all the pulp from oranges while the fruit is still hanging on the tree, leaving only the empty rind.
Other rat signs may also assist, but be aware that both species may be present.
Since none of these are anticoagulants, all can be used to control anticoagulant resistant populations of roof rats.
Rats, like mice, are omnivorous rodents.
Any reputable nuisance wildlife company will have spent money on licensing, liability insurance, and a host of other business expenses.
Between 9 and 14 days, their eyes open, and they begin to explore for food and move about near their nest.
Without this knowledge, both time and money are wasted, and the chances of failure are increased.
Most of the states in the US interior are free of roof rats, but isolated infestations, probably stemming from infested cargo shipments, can occur.
It is best to contact pest management professionals for an inspection and evaluation.
The damage control methods used for roof rats are essentially the same as for Norway rats.
Read more about what rats eat.
If the food is in an exposed area and too large to be eaten quickly, but not too large to be moved, they will usually carry it to a hiding place before eating it.
Nests and Burrows - check behind shelves, boxes, behind the fridge, anywhere that a rat might like to use as a hiding space.
Wire-mesh, live traps (Tomahawk®, Havahart®) are available for trapping rats.
It is found in every state.
PLEASE read my how to trap a rat guide for good tips and methods on proper rat trapping.
Rats may carry viruses such as Hantavirus and salmonella, and although they can also be a carrier of bubonic plague, that disease is not indigenous in the USA.
Prune to raise the skirts and remove any nests constructed in the trees.
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is transferred via inhalation of rodent urine, droppings or saliva.
In agricultural settings, weasels, foxes, coyotes, and other predators prey on roof rats, but their take is inconsequential as a population control factor.
Norway rats are a common mammalian pest of rice, but sometimes roof rats also feed on newly planted seed or the seedling as it emerges.
They may try to sell you poison stations for exterior rat control, however the rats only find their way back into your attic or walls to die.
The food habits of roof rats outdoors in some respects resemble those of tree squirrels, since they prefer a wide variety of fruit and nuts.