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.
Out-of-doors, roof rats may be present in low to moderate numbers with little sign in the way of tracks or droppings or runs and burrows.
Also, carry out a visual examination of the attic to find the holes they were using to get in and out of the attic.
Bubonic plague was a scourge in Europe several times throughout history.
Seal any openings larger than ¼ inch with caulk, wood, mesh, or other appropriate materials.
Care must be exercised to ensure that baits are properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed.
Droppings - Roof Rat droppings are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length, capsule shaped, with blunt ends.
They may eat vegetation, but prefer to meat or meat-related wastes.
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.
Tracks - Outdoors, the runways of Roof rats appear smooth, well packed, and free of vegetations.
Rats tend to segregate themselves socially in both space and time.
Then they return to the attic.
Rodents sniff out the bait and return to feed upon it continuously until the poison kills them.
Their keen sense of hearing also aids in their ability to detect and escape danger.
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Roof rats are prodigious breeders.
Rat droppings are three times as large as mouse droppings.
Parks with natural and artificial ponds, or reservoirs may also be infested.
Newer rodenticides are much more efficacious and have resulted in the phasing out of these older materials over the last 20 years.
Should Norway rats infest a structure, they most likely will live in the basement or ground floor.
The underside of the roof rat’s body is grayish to white.
Inspection is an important first step in getting rid of rats.
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.
Tracking powders are used much less often for roof rats than for Norway rats because roof rats frequent overhead areas within buildings.
Such caches may be found in a dismantled wood pile, attic, or behind boxes in a garage.
Using traps and other mechanical means to remove rats.
Between 9 and 14 days, their eyes open, and they begin to explore for food and move about near their nest.
Nests inside and under buildings, or in piles of rubbish or wood.
In controlling roof rats with rodenticides, a sharp distinction must be made between control in and around buildings and control away from buildings such as in landfills and dumps, along drainage ditches and streams, in sewer water evaporation ponds, and in parks.
Some of their habitats include garbage dumps, sewers and fields.
Signs Of An Infestation.