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.

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


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Droppings are another good indicator of roof rat activity. Roof rats are highly adaptable. Care must be exercised to ensure that baits are properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed. The young are able to breed before they are four months old. For further information see Norway Rats. Landscaped residential or industrial areas provide good habitat, as does riparian vegetation of riverbanks and streams. The smallest imperfections during the construction and roofing of a home can lead to a rat infestation. 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. Typically, 3 or more litters are produced annually. Monitor the situation. There is less tendency to see droppings, urine, or tracks on the floor in buildings because rats may live overhead between floors, above false ceilings, or in utility spaces, and venture down to feed or obtain food.

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


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  • Rat Proofing

Certain first-generation anticoagulants are registered as tracking powders for roof rat control; however, none of the second generation materials are so registered. Roof rats entering homes are generally found in raised or secure enclosures such as walls, cabinets, attics, and false ceilings. Roof rats can also enter openings in walls, eaves and roof from the branches of trees. 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. Rats leave the attic during the night, to go out and forage for water and food. For best results, try several baits to find out which one rats consume most. Roof rats are polygamous and group themselves into colonies of multiple males and females. Rats are responsible for the spread of many diseases. The underside of the roof rat’s body is grayish to white. Mating generally peaks in the warmer months of the year, but may occur year round in some areas. Read more about where rats live.

Do rats leave the attic during the day?


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  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

  • Can rats swim? Do they drown?

  • Rat Diseases

They can successfully mate throughout the year, meaning that if you have rats in the attic, then there is a good possibility that they will have a nest of baby rats that you will need to deal with as well. Remove pre harvest fruits or nuts that drop in backyards. They need not be baited. Rats are easier to exclude than mice because rats a typically larger. 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. Inspection is an important first step in getting rid of rats. From causing plague epidemics (the "Black Death" of Europe) to rat-bite fever, whether feeding on stored grain or gnawing electric wires, rats are enemies of humankind. Their presence is typically detected by the occurrence of their droppings, holes chewed into bags and containers, and chewed nesting materials.