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.
Caution should be taken to avoid trapping nontarget species such as tree squirrels.
Remove pre harvest fruits or nuts that drop in backyards.
Roof rats are more aerial than Norway rats in their habitat selection and often live in trees or on vine-covered fences.
These diseases often share similar symptoms, and medical professionals must perform the proper diagnoses.
Rats (especially Roof rats) are wary of new objects, new foods or changed in environment.
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.
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.
In agricultural settings, weasels, foxes, coyotes, and other predators prey on roof rats, but their take is inconsequential as a population control factor.
Excellent climber that can often be found in the upper parts of structures.
Roof rats are susceptible to all of the various anticoagulant rodenticides, but less so than Norway rats.
Prune to raise the skirts and remove any nests constructed in the trees.
All openings greater than 1/4" should be sealed to exclude mice.
Rats are easier to exclude than mice because rats a typically larger.
If roof rats are seen exposed, it often indicates their hiding spaces are all filled by other rats or that they have been disturbed, such as by construction.
They may also enter through ill-fitted doors, windows, or screens, and air vents that are not in sound or working order.
While they may not kill the stalk outright, secondary organisms generally invade and reduce the sugar quality.
A mouse's tracks will be much shorter.
Once you know the location of the rats, you can set traps or place bait.
Tracking powders play an important role in structural rodent control.
Fur is smooth.
In a human environment, the rodents will consume almost any food to which they have access.
Rub marks - rats get coated with dirt and they like to rub against the walls to find their way around a room’s perimeter, since they can't see so well.
Please also read the section on Sanitation, as it is an important consideration in rodent control.
In residences where rats may be living in the attic and feeding outdoors, the damage may be restricted to tearing up insulation for nesting or gnawing electrical wiring.
A few baits are strong enough to cause death with a single feeding.
Wire-mesh, live traps (Tomahawk®, Havahart®) are available for trapping rats.
You might find holes in walls and wood.
Read more about what rats eat.
The food habits of roof rats outdoors in some respects resemble those of tree squirrels, since they prefer a wide variety of fruit and nuts.
Traps should be placed flush with walls in areas of highest travel (as determined by Inspection).