Washtenaw County, Michigan Rat Control Services
Rodent entry elimination: We see many attempts by handymen, pest control companies, and Washtenaw County, Michigan rodent extraction companies that do not include the removal of any roofing material. Often the prevention includes the emptying of a can of foam into the void. Without the removal of roofing material, there is no assurance that rodent entry will be eliminated. When we encounter these substandard attempts, we must first remove the previous application. When this includes foam, the extraction of the foam takes longer than the application of our wire prevention product.
Rodent elimination by those who are not insured exposes you, the Washtenaw County, Michigan homeowner, to unnecessary liabilities. It is in your best interest to request proof of insurance for worker’s compensation and public liability before work begins on your roof. It’s doubtful that you will find these companies or individuals carry such insurance. Those who do not often work in this environment typically cannot afford expensive roofing insurance.
Setting a trap to collect a few specimens may be the only sure way to identify the rat or rats involved.
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Where label instructions permit, small blocks can be placed or fastened on rafters, ledges, or even attached to tree limbs, where they are readily accessible to the arboreal rats.
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Rats (Rattus spp.
Snap traps are actually the very best way to do it.
For best results, try several baits to find out which one rats consume most.
In general, glue boards are more effective for house mice than for either of the rat species.
The adequate inspection of a large facility for the presence and location of roof rats often requires a nighttime search when the facility is normally shut down.
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.
Look for fresh droppings.
Other vegetable, melon, berry, and fruit crops occasionally suffer relatively minor damage when adjacent to infested habitat such as riparian vegetation.
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 often eat all the pulp from oranges while the fruit is still hanging on the tree, leaving only the empty rind.
As their name suggests, roof rats may be found in elevated areas such as trees, rafters, attics and roofs.
Read more about where rats live.
However, rats are a nuisance animal wherever you choose to release them, and they also have a particularly low rate of survival once they have been relocated, so in most cases using humane lethal traps will be the best way to deal with the infestation.
Having completed the repairs to wires, and possibly vacuumed feces or replaced insulation (not usually necessary) fumigate the attic to kill any remaining parasites or spores from the rats.
Roof rats can be carriers of diseases.
Baiting - This method uses poisons, or rodenticides, to attract and kill rodents.
Bubonic plague was a scourge in Europe several times throughout history.
With lemons they may eat only the rind and leave the hanging fruit intact.
They need not be baited.
Roof rats are omnivores and will feed on many types of vegetation such as fruits, grains, seeds and grocery produce.
These devices must be viewed with considerable skepticism, because research has not proven them effective.
They are often found living on the second floor of a warehouse in which Norway rats occupy the first or basement floor.
These can be identified by the brown smudges of grease that comes from the rat's fur, and should all be sealed to prevent future rat infestations in the attic.
These kill traps are often baited with whole nuts and are most useful in trapping rats in trees.
Our pest management professionals (PMPs) practice all techniques involved in Integrated Pest Management for rodents.