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.
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.
Strip and destroy all unwanted fruit when the harvest period is over.
Using traps and other mechanical means to remove rats.
Scientists have noted that the roof rat’s long tail is adapted to enhance their ability to climb and functions to assists them in balancing.
Roof rat droppings are 12 to 13 mm with pointed ends, whereas Norway rat droppings are 18 to 20 mm and capsule shaped.
In homes, the attic and garage rafters close to the infestation are the best trapping sites.
Again, if you are having trouble doing it yourself, you can give a professional a call off of my directory of expert Rat Removal Companies, and see what they have to say, or schedule a service appointment to get the problem correctly and permanently taken care of.
Read my comprehensive guide to rats in the attic.
Rats rely more on their keen senses of smell, taste, touch, and hearing than on vision.
Walk only on the wooden beams in the attic, never the sheet rock, or you could fall through the ceiling! Be careful, an attic is a hazardous place, where it can be easy to fall, or poke a roofing nail in your head.
In some agricultural areas, roof rats cause significant losses of tree crops such as citrus and avocados and, to a lesser extent, walnuts, almonds, and other nuts.
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).
Once you're satisfied that there is no more evidence of rats, and you are not trapping any new rats, you should clean the attic or whatever area they were living in, to remove the contamination and biohazard, and also to eliminate the rat scent, which will attract new rats to try to chew their way into the house in the future.
In most instances, rats are very wary.
They also often chew on inedible materials such as books, soap, and cans.
Rats will also drag their tails, leaving a mark between their feet tracks.
This type of rat control service does not ever solve the problem.
Roof rats are likely to found in coastal, near-coastal areas and port cities.
Landscaped residential or industrial areas provide good habitat, as does riparian vegetation of riverbanks and streams.
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.
Rodents sniff out the bait and return to feed upon it continuously until the poison kills them.
Use enough traps to eliminate the rodents quickly.
Rats may live up to three years, but a lifespan of one and a half years is more common.
Adult roof rats usually live about one year.
Successful long-term rat control is not simple.
Taste perception of rats is good; once rats locate food, the taste will determine their food preferences.
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.
The elimination of food and water through good warehouse sanitation can do much to reduce rodent infestation.
Cage trapping is often considered to be the most humane way of dealing with an animal problem, and certainly when it comes to larger animals it is fair to say that it can be effective.
A preferred categorization would be “anticoagulants” and “non-anticoagulants” or “other rodenticides.