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.

Do rats leave the attic during the day?

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  • How to Make a Rat Trap

  • Types of Rats

  • Shooting Rats

Norway rats can climb, but not as well as roof rats, and are strong swimmers. 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. To prevent a colony from nesting in your home, make sure that all the windows and vents are screened. In controlling roof rats with rodenticides, a sharp distinction must be made between control in and around buildings and control away from buildings such as in landfills and dumps, along drainage ditches and streams, in sewer water evaporation ponds, and in parks. Norway rats are also polygamous and form colonies of many males and females. A few instances of first-generation anticoagulant resistance have been reported in roof rats; although not common, it may be underestimated because so few resistance studies have been conducted on this species. Attach rat guards to overhead utility wires and maintain them regularly. Rats have acute hearing and can readily detect noises. Statisticians estimate that rats destroy 20 percent of the world's food supply every year by feeding, and indirectly through contamination. Rats, like mice, are omnivorous rodents. Check the traps periodically, remove any dead trapped rats, and reset the traps.

Dealing With Roof Rat Problems

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  • Types of Rats

  • How to Get Rid of Rats

  • What Do Rats Eat?

Norway rats are a common mammalian pest of rice, but sometimes roof rats also feed on newly planted seed or the seedling as it emerges. In some situations in which the rats have been eliminated, cats that are good hunters may prevent reinfestation. Check the traps periodically, remove any dead trapped rats, and reset the traps. We provide the most extensive service and the best warranty plan in the industry. ALWAYS USE RESPIRATORY PROTECTION WHEN REMOVING RODENT DROPPINGS. They need not be baited. Then they return to the attic. Rats have acute hearing and can readily detect noises.

What can rats climb?

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  • Shooting Rats

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

  • What are Rats?

Roof rats are susceptible to all of the various anticoagulant rodenticides, but less so than Norway rats. They may live in the landscaping of one residence and feed at another. They prefer gnawing on wood but may also damage property, electrical wiring, and food packaging. The nature of damage to outdoor vegetation can often provide clues as to whether it is caused by the roof or Norway rat. Western Exterminator is the expert in rat removal and rat control services and we have the latest methods for finding where rats are getting in and preventing them from returning. In most of our urban areas, Norway rats may be seen scurrying around after dark looking for food in garbage cans and other places where human refuse is found. The first and most crucial thing is to inspect the house and find all possible entry holes, and before starting any trapping, carry out repairs and seal the attic so the rats can't get in again. For more detailed information, see Rodent-proof Construction and Exclusion Methods. Such caches may be found in a dismantled wood pile, attic, or behind boxes in a garage. It is best to contact pest management professionals for an inspection and evaluation. Rats may carry viruses such as Hantavirus and salmonella, and although they can also be a carrier of bubonic plague, that disease is not indigenous in the USA.