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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.

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Historically, infected fleas have transmitted serious plagues from rats to humans. It has often been said that Norway rats will displace roof rats whenever they come together, but the evidence is not altogether convincing. Use proper garbage and refuse disposal containers and implement exterior sanitation programs. Distinctions must be made as to which rodenticide (registered product) to use, the method of application or placement, and the amount of bait to apply. Rats, like mice, are omnivorous rodents. To prevent a colony from nesting in your home, make sure that all the windows and vents are screened. Their tails are longer than the rest of their body and are uniformly dark colored. I highly recommend snap traps, not live cage traps, certainly not glue boards, and most definitely not poison! Never poison rats, it doesn't solve the problem and it just creates more problems. Trapping is the preferred method of indoor control. rat 003Broken foundations, utility entries and vents can also be an obvious entry point. Rats leave the attic during the night, to go out and forage for water and food.

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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. This means there are no more rats to feed on it because they are dead. rat 003Broken foundations, utility entries and vents can also be an obvious entry point. Roof rats are polygamous and group themselves into colonies of multiple males and females. ALWAYS USE RESPIRATORY PROTECTION WHEN REMOVING RODENT DROPPINGS. Roof rats are adept climbers and not surprisingly are apt to build their nests in locations above ground. Listen for rat evidence, like their scurrying and running noises in the attic, and scratching in the walls. Inspection is an important first step in getting rid of rats.

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Roof rats are also food hoarders, stashing supplies of food such as seeds and nuts. To prevent a colony from nesting in your home, make sure that all the windows and vents are screened. Read more about where rats live. Roof Rats are commonly called black rats and are smaller than Norway rats. You don't want to over-pay of course. Use proper garbage and refuse disposal containers and implement exterior sanitation programs. Read more about where rats live. Scientists have noted that the roof rat’s long tail is adapted to enhance their ability to climb and functions to assists them in balancing. They are constantly exploring surroundings and notice changes and are suspicious by nature. Liquid baits may be an effective alternative in situations where normal baits are not readily accepted, especially where water is scarce or where rats must travel some distance to reach water. Their use for roof rats is limited to control within structures because roof rats rarely produce burrows.