Washtenaw County, Michigan Rat Trapper

Washtenaw County, Michigan Rat Control Services

rat prevention in homes

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.

What Do Rats Eat?


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  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

  • Can rats swim? Do they drown?

  • Will a rat in the attic have a nest of babies?

The young may continue to nurse until 4 or 5 weeks old. If you've sealed the house correctly, then you shouldn't trap any new rats after just the first three days. How To Get Rid Of Rats In The Attic - Rats are one of the most problematic pest animals to deal with for those who have attic spaces, as they can squeeze through holes that are around the size of a quarter, while they are also prodigious breeders. It actually makes it worse, because the rats are multiplying, dying, defecating, destroying insulation, chewing wires and chewing air ducts, while you wait for your next service. The Norway rat is also called brown rat, house rat, sewer rat, and wharf rat. Although roof rats have not yet been connected to HPS, everyone is advised to use caution when dealing with an infestation. At present there are three rodenticides—zinc phosphide, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), and bromethalin—registered and available for roof rat control. Roof rats are polygamous and group themselves into colonies of multiple males and females. The fumigation of structures, truck trailers, or rail cars should only be done by a licensed pest control operator who is trained in fumigation techniques. At birth they are hairless, and their eyes are closed. Scratching sounds - if you hear gnawing and the sounds of scampering in the walls or around the house you might have rats.

How to Stop Roof Rat Damage


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  • Mice & Rats - How to Exterminate Them From Your Home

  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

  • Rat Droppings

Traps should be placed flush with walls in areas of highest travel (as determined by Inspection). Like the Norway rat, the roof rat is implicated in the transmission of a number of diseases to humans, including murine typhus, leptospirosis, salmonellosis (food poisoning), rat-bite fever, and plague. Rats contaminating food or food preparation surfaces can transmit food poisoning. The 5 to 8 young in the litter develop rapidly, growing hair within a week. Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces. To prevent a colony from nesting in your home, make sure that all the windows and vents are screened. These kill traps are often baited with whole nuts and are most useful in trapping rats in trees. Read my comprehensive guide to rats in the attic. Attach rat guards to overhead utility wires and maintain them regularly. They are very strong, and can injure your fingers. In general, glue boards are more effective for house mice than for either of the rat species.

What if a rat got inside my house?


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  • How to get rats out of the garage

  • Is it legal for me to trap a rat?

  • Is it legal for me to trap a rat?

They may also enter through ill-fitted doors, windows, or screens, and air vents that are not in sound or working order. The preferred habitat of Norway rats is just about anywhere people reside. It has often been said that Norway rats will displace roof rats whenever they come together, but the evidence is not altogether convincing. At birth they are hairless, and their eyes are closed. Rat densities (numbers of rats in a given area) are determined primarily by the suitability of the habitat—the amount of available nutritional and palatable food and nearby protective cover (shelter or harborage). Exclusion is an important rodent control technique. Tracking powders. While rats can live in the walls, the kitchen, under the house, etc. the most common place for rats to inhabit in a house is the attic.