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.

Types of Rats

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  • What Are Rats?

  • Do dogs keep rats away?

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

Mice can enter an opening as small as 3/8" wide. Also, roof rats are likely to consume insects. Statisticians estimate that rats destroy 20 percent of the world's food supply every year by feeding, and indirectly through contamination. When droppings are seen, it is a good practice to remove those droppings and later inspect to see whether new droppings were deposited. Successful long-term rat control is not simple. From causing plague epidemics (the "Black Death" of Europe) to rat-bite fever, whether feeding on stored grain or gnawing electric wires, rats are enemies of humankind. While rats can live in the walls, the kitchen, under the house, etc. the most common place for rats to inhabit in a house is the attic. Roof rats are more aerial than Norway rats in their habitat selection and often live in trees or on vine-covered fences. A few instances of first-generation anticoagulant resistance have been reported in roof rats; although not common, it may be underestimated because so few resistance studies have been conducted on this species. For more info on general rat control, go to my main rat removal page, or my extensive instructional how to get rid of rats page. The young are able to breed before they are four months old.

Does car insurance cover rat damage?

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  • Should You Use Cage Traps To Catch Rats?

  • Biology of Black Rat

  • How to get rats out of the garage

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. Please also read the section on Sanitation, as it is an important consideration in rodent control. In some agricultural areas, roof rats cause significant losses of tree crops such as citrus and avocados and, to a lesser extent, walnuts, almonds, and other nuts. As mentioned above, roof rats prefer above ground nesting locations in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation. Without this knowledge, both time and money are wasted, and the chances of failure are increased. Other rat signs may also assist, but be aware that both species may be present. And most of all, you want someone who will do this complex work correctly. The elimination of food and water through good warehouse sanitation can do much to reduce rodent infestation.

What if a rat got inside my house?

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  • Rat Infestation

  • Shooting Rats

  • Rat Repellents

Rats are responsible for the spread of many diseases. Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces. They are particularly useful for house mouse control in situations where other methods seem less appropriate. They may eat the bark of smaller citrus branches and girdle them. Between 9 and 14 days, their eyes open, and they begin to explore for food and move about near their nest. Rats that are captured should be humanely destroyed and not released elsewhere because of their role in disease transmission, damage potential, and detrimental effect on native wildlife. The long, sensitive whiskers (vibrissae) near their nose and the guard hairs on their body are used as tactile sensors. Like Norway rats, they are omnivorous and, if necessary, will feed on almost anything. For more info on general rat control, go to my main rat removal page, or my extensive instructional how to get rid of rats page. Therefore, the body oils on a rat’s fur gets deposited on corners and edges of walls and around holes and gaps they use to enter into a wall void. Rats themselves - if you see one rat, there's a good chance there are a bunch more hiding in nests or burrows that you can't see.