Washtenaw County, Michigan Rat Control Services
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.
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.
They use their tails for balance while traveling along overhead utility lines.
Setting a trap to collect a few specimens may be the only sure way to identify the rat or rats involved.
Becomes sexually mature between two and five months, producing four to six litters per year that consist of six to eight young each.
Trim all tree branches to further prevent entry.
When rodent-proofing against roof rats, pay close attention to the roof and roof line areas to assure all accesses are closed.
This is a great supplementary treatment to trapping when you are dealing with larger rodent populations, or for outdoor populations.
Baiting - This method uses poisons, or rodenticides, to attract and kill rodents.
Specifications may vary depending on bait manufacturer even though the active ingredient may be the same.
METHOD OF CONTROL: First of all, mothballs or ammonia won't make them leave, nor will ultrasonic sound emitters or strobe lights.
Use a powerful flashlight to spot rats and to determine travel routes for the best locations to set baits and traps.
No, they sleep in the attic all day.
Therefore, the body oils on a rat’s fur gets deposited on corners and edges of walls and around holes and gaps they use to enter into a wall void.
Droppings - Roof Rat droppings are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length, capsule shaped, with blunt ends.
When everyone is asleep and the house is quiet, the rats can be heard scurrying about.
Care must be exercised to ensure that baits are properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed.
However, a few differences must be taken into account.
Rats have been plaguing humans for centuries, famous for their continuously-growing sharp teeth, their desire for human food, their tendency to get into homes and buildings and create nests and their health problems - rats are the essence of a pest.
They need not be baited.
How to Control Rat Situations and Infestations.
There's nothing fun about finding rats around your home or property.
Raisins, prunes, peanut butter, nutmeats, and gumdrops make good baits and are often better than meat or cat food baits.
The great adaptability of rats to human-created environments and the high fertility rate of rats make for quick recuperation of their populations.
Some of the first-generation anticoagulants (pindone and warfarin) are available as soluble rodenticides from which water baits can be prepared.
Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces.
Sounds in the attic are often the first indication of the presence of roof rats in a residence.
Roof rats are found in more temperate climates, since they do not do well in cooler temperatures.
Norway rats build their nests in underground burrows where they mate, rear their young, store food and seek refuge from predators.
Roof rats are likely to found in coastal, near-coastal areas and port cities.
In agricultural settings, weasels, foxes, coyotes, and other predators prey on roof rats, but their take is inconsequential as a population control factor.
Monitor the situation.