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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.

Information on Pack Rats and Roof Rats


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  • Do rats carry rabies?

  • Can rats swim? Do they drown?

  • Rat Repellents

Droppings - Roof Rat droppings are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length, capsule shaped, with blunt ends. Its worldwide geographic distribution suggests that it is much more suited to tropical and semitropical climates. Roof Rats are predominate in coastal areas. They are very strong, and can injure your fingers. Check the traps periodically, remove any dead trapped rats, and reset the traps. For a one-time fee, we trap and remove all rats, and identify and reconstruct all rat entry points. A vegetation-free margin around the grove will slow rat invasions because rats are more susceptible to predation when crossing unfamiliar open areas. They also feed on a variety of vegetative parts of ornamental and native plant materials. Invest in your home and property by taking care of the rat problem correctly. 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. If living under a refrigerator or freezer, they may disable the unit by gnawing the electrical wires.

Do I have Rats?


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  • Do cats keep rats away?

  • Information on Pack Rats and Roof Rats

  • Rat Repellents

Rats (especially Roof rats) are wary of new objects, new foods or changed in environment. When rodent-proofing against roof rats, pay close attention to the roof and roof line areas to assure all accesses are closed. Rats (Rattus spp. Droppings - you might find these in places like cupboards, cabinets and other areas around the home where rats like to hide Without this knowledge, both time and money are wasted, and the chances of failure are increased. 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. Knowledge is limited on interspecific competition between the different genera and species of rats. Newer rodenticides are much more efficacious and have resulted in the phasing out of these older materials over the last 20 years.

Is it legal for me to trap a rat?


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  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

You will know the bait is working when the bait is no longer being consumed. For the characteristics of the various anticoagulant rodenticides see Norway Rats. There are holes all over - missing roof vent screens, plumbing stacks, gaps between the roof and fascia board, gaps in the siding, areas where pipes go into the house, etc. Rats can also transmit rat bite fever through bacteria in their mouth. They may live in the landscaping of one residence and feed at another. In situations where rats are not controlled with conventional products, fumigation of transport vehicles or rat ground burrows may sometimes be needed. For the characteristics of the various anticoagulant rodenticides see Norway Rats. The number of litters depends on the area and varies with nearness to the limit of their climatic range, availability of nutritious food, density of the local rat population, and the age of the rat. Traps should be placed flush with walls in areas of highest travel (as determined by Inspection). The young are able to breed before they are four months old. The fumigation of structures, truck trailers, or rail cars should only be done by a licensed pest control operator who is trained in fumigation techniques.