Get Rid Of Attic Rats in Michigan

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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.

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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.

Is it legal for me to trap a rat?

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  • How to Stop Roof Rat Damage

  • How to keep rats out of my garden

Then the rats should be trapped and removed. Roof Rats are commonly called black rats and are smaller than Norway rats. Other vegetable, melon, berry, and fruit crops occasionally suffer relatively minor damage when adjacent to infested habitat such as riparian vegetation. They need not be baited. Black or brown, can be over 40 cm long, with a long tail, large ears and eyes, and a pointed nose. Roof rats are not accomplished swimmers and are not usually found in sewers. The efficacy of such products for rats is generally lacking. Sometimes rats get into the kitchen area and feed on stored foods. These diseases often share similar symptoms, and medical professionals must perform the proper diagnoses. These kill traps are often baited with whole nuts and are most useful in trapping rats in trees. 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.

Do rats dig holes? Do they burrow under houses? How deep?

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  • Information on Pack Rats and Roof Rats

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High-frequency sound-producing devices are advertised for frightening rats, but almost no research exists on their effects specifically on roof rats. These diseases often share similar symptoms, and medical professionals must perform the proper diagnoses. Emphasis should be placed on the removal of as much harborage as is practical. Your inspection process must include ladder work and climbing on a roof. They are often found living on the second floor of a warehouse in which Norway rats occupy the first or basement floor. Within a rat colony, they may be a few rats that are extra cautious and manage to avoid traps or eating rodent baits. They are very strong, and can injure your fingers. Norway rats can climb, but not as well as roof rats, and are strong swimmers.

What should I do with a rat after I catch it?

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  • What should I do with a rat after I catch it?

  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

It is recommended for use in homes because, unlike with poison baits, there is no risk of a rat dying in an inaccessible place and creating an odor problem. The most commonly found rat pest in United States is the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus). At birth they are hairless, and their eyes are closed. This is why traps and bait stations may be avoided for a day or two. Labels will specify where and under what conditions the bait can be used. The product label is the law and dictates the product’s location of use and use patterns. All openings greater than 1/4" should be sealed to exclude mice. In urban settings, cats and owls prey on roof rats but have little if any effect on well-established populations. Rats can also transmit rat bite fever through bacteria in their mouth. Should Norway rats infest a structure, they most likely will live in the basement or ground floor. Droppings Rats produce a lot of feces and the presence of their fecal droppings is a surefire way to spot an infestation.