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.
Typically, 3 or more litters are produced annually.
Place traps where they will intercept rats on their way to food, such as on overhead beams, pipes, ledges, or sills frequently used as travel routes (Fig.
They approach new food or object with caution.
If you have rats in your home, it's very important to do the job right the first time! I have seen dozens and dozens of cases of nightmare scenarios over many years, in which homeowners have paid pest control companies for a monthly contract that never ends.
Parks with natural and artificial ponds, or reservoirs may also be infested.
You can often find smudges as an indication of rats, but they can often stay on walls for a long time, so it might be from an old infestation.
Grease marks (from the oil and dirt of rats) often appear along walls next to runways.
Most rats in attics enter via roof entry points - although they can get into the building a variety of ways.
Caution should be taken to avoid trapping nontarget species such as tree squirrels.
In landscaped yards they often live in overgrown shrubbery or vines, feeding on ornamentals, vegetables, fruits, and nuts.
Once you know the location of the rats, you can set traps or place bait.
High-frequency sound-producing devices are advertised for frightening rats, but almost no research exists on their effects specifically on roof rats.
Grease marks are produced as the rodent travels along an edge, and the oils in their fur are deposited.
They are often found living on the second floor of a warehouse in which Norway rats occupy the first or basement floor.
Avoid using poison and glue traps, as these are inhumane and cause more problems than they solve.
Hantavirus - a potentially lethal virus if humans come in contact with rat urine or feces.
The young may continue to nurse until 4 or 5 weeks old.
Use enough traps to eliminate the rodents quickly.
No, they sleep in the attic all day.
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.
This type of rat control service does not ever solve the problem.
Presently, only one such modified trap is commercially available.
Their tails are longer than the rest of their body and are uniformly dark colored.
Rats, like mice, are omnivorous rodents.
The whiskers and guard hairs enable the animals to travel adjacent to walls in the dark and in burrows.
That is very costly! Do the job ONCE by a wildlife operator, NOT A PEST CONTROL COMPANY, get it done, and you'll be rat-free forever.
They may live in trees, such as palm, or in attics, and climb down to a food source.
The first and most crucial thing is to inspect the house and find all possible entry holes, and before starting any trapping, carry out repairs and seal the attic so the rats can't get in again.
Historically, infected fleas have transmitted serious plagues from rats to humans.
Gnaw Marks Rat need to chew and gnaw on wood, plastic and other hard surfaces in order to keep their teeth chiseled down.