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.

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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.

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However, they may sometimes also build nests in burrows. Once established, they readily breed and thrive within buildings, just as Norway rats do. At present there are three rodenticides—zinc phosphide, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), and bromethalin—registered and available for roof rat control. Look for fresh droppings. If you think that you might have rats on your property or inside your home then call for a Rat Exterminator rat control expert or contact us online to set up an appointment. Indoors, runways appear as clean paths through dust or dirt. Control methods must reflect an understanding of the roof rat’s habitat requirements, reproductive capabilities, food habits, life history, behavior, senses, movements, and the dynamics of its population structure. Pesticides must be registered for rat control by federal and/or state authorities and used in accordance with label directions. Another important treatment component is customer education so the customer understands the concepts of the proposed control program. You can't ignore wildlife problems, because of the damage and health risks that rats cause. If you've sealed the house correctly, then you shouldn't trap any new rats after just the first three days.

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Dense shrubbery, vine-covered trees and fences, and vine ground cover make ideal harborage for roof rats. It is recommended for use in homes because, unlike with poison baits, there is no risk of a rat dying in an inaccessible place and creating an odor problem. Roof Rats are predominate in coastal areas. Female adults will produce about seven litters per year and will mate again about 18 hours after giving birth to her litter of about eight pups. Rats contaminating food or food preparation surfaces can transmit food poisoning. The key is to control rat populations, not individual rats. Some of the more important diseases associated with rats include Rat-Bite Fever and Leptospirosis. Having completed the repairs to wires, and possibly vacuumed feces or replaced insulation (not usually necessary) fumigate the attic to kill any remaining parasites or spores from the rats. The only way to solve a rat or mouse problem is to find every last point of entry into the house, and seal it shut. Monitor the situation. Roof rats are highly adaptable.

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To prevent a colony from nesting in your home, make sure that all the windows and vents are screened. Rodents sniff out the bait and return to feed upon it continuously until the poison kills them. These rats are primarily active at night. Rats that are captured should be humanely destroyed and not released elsewhere because of their role in disease transmission, damage potential, and detrimental effect on native wildlife. The young may continue to nurse until 4 or 5 weeks old. The preferred habitat of Norway rats is just about anywhere people reside. As mentioned above, roof rats prefer above ground nesting locations in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation. Typically, 3 or more litters are produced annually.