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.
Sounds in the attic are often the first indication of the presence of roof rats in a residence.
They are sometimes found living in rice fields or around poultry or other farm buildings as well as in industrial sites where food and shelter are available.
You can often find smudges as an indication of rats, but they can often stay on walls for a long time, so it might be from an old infestation.
Females can breed year-round.
No, they sleep in the attic all day.
Body is smaller and sleeker than the Norway rat’s.
Look for fresh droppings.
Usually the peaks in breeding occur in the spring and fall.
Roof Rats are commonly called black rats and are smaller than Norway rats.
A mouse's tracks will be much shorter.
No chemical repellents are specifically registered for rat control.
Okay, the first and most important thing you have to do is find out how rats are getting into the building.
They also feed on a variety of vegetative parts of ornamental and native plant materials.
They have coarse, brown fur, with lighter fur on the undersides.
Visual sightings of live or dead rodents indicate rodent activity.
Their use for roof rats is limited to control within structures because roof rats rarely produce burrows.
Seal any openings larger than ¼ inch with caulk, wood, mesh, or other appropriate materials.
Shooting is rarely effective by itself and should be done in conjunction with trapping or baiting programs.
Adult roof rats usually live about one year.
Rat removal expert’s rat control technicians are properly trained in how to get rid of rats and the elimination of rat problems using a variety of rat control techniques.
Roof rat droppings are 12 to 13 mm with pointed ends, whereas Norway rat droppings are 18 to 20 mm and capsule shaped.
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.
Roof rats can be carriers of diseases.
As mentioned above, roof rats prefer above ground nesting locations in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation.
Most rats in attics enter via roof entry points - although they can get into the building a variety of ways.
Although roof rats have not yet been connected to HPS, everyone is advised to use caution when dealing with an infestation.
At about 3 months of age they are completely independent of the mother and are reproductively mature.
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.
They are usually a shiny black, but may vary according to diet.
Plug or seal all openings of greater than 1/2 inch (1.