Washtenaw County, Michigan Rat Trapper

Washtenaw County, Michigan Rat Control Services

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Rodent entry elimination: We see many attempts by handymen, pest control companies, and Washtenaw County, Michigan rodent extraction companies that do not include the removal of any roofing material. Often the prevention includes the emptying of a can of foam into the void. Without the removal of roofing material, there is no assurance that rodent entry will be eliminated. When we encounter these substandard attempts, we must first remove the previous application.  When this includes foam, the extraction of the foam takes longer than the application of our wire prevention product.

nest identification

Rodent elimination by those who are not insured exposes you, the Washtenaw County, Michigan homeowner, to unnecessary liabilities. It is in your best interest to request proof of insurance for worker’s compensation and public liability before work begins on your roof. It’s doubtful that you will find these companies or individuals carry such insurance.  Those who do not often work in this environment typically cannot afford expensive roofing insurance.

Rat Infestation

rat droppings vs mice droppings

  • Types of Rats

  • What Do Rats Eat?

  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces. In some situations, pet food and poorly managed garbage may represent a major food resource. You will know the bait is working when the bait is no longer being consumed. Keeping vegetation thinned out or removed from the perimeter of buildings. However, the complexity in mode of action of newer materials makes these classifications outdated. Rats rely more on their keen senses of smell, taste, touch, and hearing than on vision. Anticoagulants (slow-acting, chronic toxicants). Please also read the section on Sanitation, as it is an important consideration in rodent control. If you have heard noises in your walls or attic, chances are you have rats. You can't ignore wildlife problems, because of the damage and health risks that rats cause. See Rat Trapping Tips and Rat Baiting Tips.

What is the best bait to trap a rat?

what do rats like to eat for traps

  • Do rats make good pets?

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

  • How to Make a Rat Trap

Most rats in attics enter via roof entry points - although they can get into the building a variety of ways. Exclusion is an important rodent control technique. Then they return to the attic. Like Norway rats, they are omnivorous and, if necessary, will feed on almost anything. Always be sure that fresh bait is available continuously until rats stop feeding. You will never solve a rat problem until you find all of these openings, and seal them shut with steel, which rats are unable to chew through. Tracking powders. Where label instructions permit, small blocks can be placed or fastened on rafters, ledges, or even attached to tree limbs, where they are readily accessible to the arboreal rats. A few baits are strong enough to cause death with a single feeding. While you are preventing future rat population growth through inspection, sanitation, and exclusion, you will also want to begin working towards elimination of the population that is already present through trapping and baiting. 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.

Rat Repellents

what bait to use for rat traps

  • Do dogs keep rats away?

  • Information on Pack Rats and Roof Rats

  • Black pepper and rats

They lead you to believe there is no other rat control solution. They also feed on a variety of vegetative parts of ornamental and native plant materials. Dense shrubbery, vine-covered trees and fences, and vine ground cover make ideal harborage for roof rats. 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. Roof rats can be carriers of diseases. One of the more common techniques for bait use is to place the bait formulation in a tamper proof rodent bait station that protects the bait from accidental exposure to non-target animals or people. Snails are a favorite food, but don’t expect roof rats to eliminate a garden snail problem. Tracks - Outdoors, the runways of Roof rats appear smooth, well packed, and free of vegetations.