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.
Once you are confident that you have caught all of the rats that are in the attic, then it will be time to check for any insulation or wires in the attic that need to be replaced, and for any nesting material to remove, and feces to clean up.
The young are born in a nest about 21 to 23 days after conception.
Roof rats frequently enter buildings from the roof or from accesses near overhead utility lines, which they use to travel from area to area.
I'm not going to go into detail about harnesses and chicken ladders and such, but be careful! Then, when in the attic, wear a respirator - you don't want to breathe in fiberglass insulation, dust or mold, or the variety of diseases associated with rats.
If you've sealed the house correctly, then you shouldn't trap any new rats after just the first three days.
Selection of rodenticides and bait products must be done according to label instructions.
Because roof rats are fast and agile, they are not easy prey for mammalian or avian predators.
Where legal and not hazardous, shooting of roof rats is effective at dusk as they travel along utility lines.
The commercially available, expanded plastic treadle traps, such as the Victor Professional Rat Trap, are particularly effective if properly located in well-traveled paths.
That is not the case! They sleep in your attic all day, and then at dusk they wake up, and start moving around, and that's why you hear them after dark.
Roof rats have a strong tendency to avoid new objects in their environment and this neophobia can influence control efforts, for it may take several days before they will approach a bait station or trap.
Scratching sounds - if you hear gnawing and the sounds of scampering in the walls or around the house you might have rats.
Roof rats will often move into sugarcane and citrus groves.
The Norway rat produces six to eight litters of six to nine young per year.
Trim all tree branches to further prevent entry.
Young rats generally cannot be trapped until about 1 month old.
Sometimes they transmit the disease directly by contaminating food with their urine or feces.
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The young may continue to nurse until 4 or 5 weeks old.
Roof rats leave a hind foot track of about 3/4-1 inch.
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.
Roof rats are highly adaptable.
Rodents sniff out the bait and return to feed upon it continuously until the poison kills them.
Other rat signs may also assist, but be aware that both species may be present.
Roof rats have hairless, scaly tails that are longer than their heads and bodies.
Traditional baiting or trapping on the ground or floor may intercept very few roof rats unless bait and/or traps are placed at the very points that rats traverse from above to a food resource.
Setting a trap to collect a few specimens may be the only sure way to identify the rat or rats involved.
However, a few differences must be taken into account.
In situations where rats are not controlled with conventional products, fumigation of transport vehicles or rat ground burrows may sometimes be needed.
Severe pruning and/or removal of certain ornamentals are often required to obtain a degree of lasting rat control.