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.

Do rats leave the attic during the day?


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  • What is the best bait to trap a rat?

  • How to get rats out of the garage

  • Do rats carry rabies?

At least in some parts of the United States and elsewhere in the world, the methods used to control rats have reduced Norway rat populations but have permitted roof rats to become more prominent, apparently because they are more difficult to control. Roof Rats are commonly called black rats and are smaller than Norway rats. Sometimes rats get into the kitchen area and feed on stored foods. Also, roof rats are likely to consume insects. Because of the diseases they can carry, you should also check up on the equipment that you will need to safely trap the rats without any risk to your health. Read this article about how are rats getting in for more info. Indoors, runways appear as clean paths through dust or dirt. Hundreds may be nesting in a city block-in underground burrows, in sewers, on roofs, inside buildings-with few people in the area realizing it. Rats will also drag their tails, leaving a mark between their feet tracks. In agricultural settings, weasels, foxes, coyotes, and other predators prey on roof rats, but their take is inconsequential as a population control factor. They can transmit these diseases through physical contact, bites, by contamination or by fleas that are feeding on the rodent.

Rat Droppings


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  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

  • Can rats hurt you?

  • What are the types of rat snap traps?

Roof rats are highly adaptable. Trapping Most information on this subject comes from populations confined in cages or outdoor pens. They may be frightened by sound-producing devices for awhile but they become accustomed to constant and frequently repeated sounds quickly. Rats will also drag their tails, leaving a mark between their feet tracks. Females can breed year-round. They usually don't leave the attic for very long. Rats are nocturnal and are not commonly seen. Although roof rats have not yet been connected to HPS, everyone is advised to use caution when dealing with an infestation. Roof rats can be controlled with the same baits used for Norway rats. Gnaw Marks Rat need to chew and gnaw on wood, plastic and other hard surfaces in order to keep their teeth chiseled down.

Baiting Tips for Mice


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  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

  • What can rats chew through?

  • What animals do rats kill?

Roof rats can be controlled with the same baits used for Norway rats. In situations where rats are not controlled with conventional products, fumigation of transport vehicles or rat ground burrows may sometimes be needed. They are usually a shiny black, but may vary according to diet. Rat Bite Fever - from the saliva of a rat, it comes from rats biting humans. The nature of damage to outdoor vegetation can often provide clues as to whether it is caused by the roof or Norway rat. For more info on general rat control, go to my main rat removal page, or my extensive instructional how to get rid of rats page. There is often a correlation between rat problems and the keeping of dogs, especially where dogs are fed outdoors. Roof Rats are predominate in coastal areas.