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Get Rid Of Attic Rats in Michigan

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Nuisance Rodent Trapping and Prevention

Rats, mice and other rodents can become a nuisance when they come in close proximity to humans. In addition to spreading disease to both humans and household pets, rodents can also cause property damage and contaminate food sources. Our team specializes in rodent control and removal to help you get rid of rodents in your home or business.

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Our procedure “Rodent Proofing” is often misinterpreted by homeowners whose attics are infested with rodents. Pest control companies and specialty animal removal companies remove rodents from the attic. While it is rare for pest control companies to include the service of sealing the roof openings, it is more common for specialty companies to do so. To effectively eliminate rodent entry, roofing shingles, tile and/or metal roof covering must be removed.

Baiting Tips for Roof Rats


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In most of our urban areas, Norway rats may be seen scurrying around after dark looking for food in garbage cans and other places where human refuse is found. The great adaptability of rats to human-created environments and the high fertility rate of rats make for quick recuperation of their populations. The roof rat is more at home in warm climates, and apparently less adaptable, than the Norway rat, which is why it has not spread throughout the country. Roof rats leave a hind foot track of about 3/4-1 inch. Within a year, one female may be responsible for up to 40 new rodents. Leptospirosis - a disease transmitted from contact with rat urine that is serious enough to cause humans to bleed in the lungs. The total cost will probably run between $300 - $500 to remove all the rats and seal the entry holes shut, and it may seem more up-front than a low monthly deal, but you've got to do it right, and then you won't have to worry about rats any more. Roof rats are not protected by law and can be controlled any time with mechanical or chemical methods. Eliminate vines growing on buildings and, when feasible, overhanging tree limbs that may be used as travel routes. Observation Rats are not usually seen during the day unless disturbed from their protective harborage or because of intolerable competition from other rats. The long, sensitive whiskers (vibrissae) near their nose and the guard hairs on their body are used as tactile sensors.

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Grease marks (from the oil and dirt of rats) often appear along walls next to runways. They use their tails for balance while traveling along overhead utility lines. We provide the most extensive service and the best warranty plan in the industry. They have also been found living in sewer systems, but this is not common. They do very well on feed provided for domestic animals such as swine, dairy cows, and chickens, as well as on dog and cat food. Other rat signs may also assist, but be aware that both species may be present. POISON IS A HORRIBLE IDEA FOR MANY MANY REASONS - poison won't solve the problem, and it'll just create more problems. POISON IS A HORRIBLE IDEA FOR MANY MANY REASONS - poison won't solve the problem, and it'll just create more problems.

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Roof rats usually require water daily, though their local diet may provide an adequate amount if it is high in water content. Where an entire warehouse may be fumigated for insect control with a material such as methyl bromide, all rats and mice that are present will be killed. 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. Gnaw Marks Rat need to chew and gnaw on wood, plastic and other hard surfaces in order to keep their teeth chiseled down. Mice can enter an opening as small as 3/8" wide. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is transferred via inhalation of rodent urine, droppings or saliva. Keeping vegetation thinned out or removed from the perimeter of buildings. As mentioned above, roof rats prefer above ground nesting locations in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation. The great adaptability of rats to human-created environments and the high fertility rate of rats make for quick recuperation of their populations. Although roof rats have not yet been connected to HPS, everyone is advised to use caution when dealing with an infestation. The young may continue to nurse until 4 or 5 weeks old.