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.

What can rats climb?


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  • Should You Use Cage Traps To Catch Rats?

  • Shooting Rats

  • Do rats carry rabies?

The reproductive potential of one female Norway rat is about 50-60 young per year. In tree crops, some cultural practices can be helpful. In food-processing and storage facilities, they will feed on nearly all food items, though their food preferences may differ from those of Norway rats. Droppings - Roof Rat droppings are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length, capsule shaped, with blunt ends. Rat Bite Fever - from the saliva of a rat, it comes from rats biting humans. Then they return to the attic. You hear the scratching rodents in your attic at night, correct? So you might assume that the rats are entering your attic at night. Bubonic Plague - the famous disease that nearly wiped out humanity during the Middle Ages was eventually traced back to parasites like fleas carried by rats. While they may not kill the stalk outright, secondary organisms generally invade and reduce the sugar quality. Pelleted or loose cereal anticoagulant baits are used extensively in tamper-resistant bait boxes or stations for a permanent baiting program for Norway rats and house mice. Their tails are longer than the rest of their body and are uniformly dark colored.

Can rats hurt you?


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  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

  • Rat Infestation

  • How to keep rats out of my garden

They are constantly exploring surroundings and notice changes and are suspicious by nature. Having completed the repairs to wires, and possibly vacuumed feces or replaced insulation (not usually necessary) fumigate the attic to kill any remaining parasites or spores from the rats. Roof rats are also food hoarders, stashing supplies of food such as seeds and nuts. Historically, infected fleas have transmitted serious plagues from rats to humans. For the characteristics of the various anticoagulant rodenticides see Norway Rats. Burrows Or Nests Holes in the ground around foundations, plus nests in attics or trees are evidence of a rat problem. There is often a correlation between rat problems and the keeping of dogs, especially where dogs are fed outdoors. Dense shrubbery, vine-covered trees and fences, and vine ground cover make ideal harborage for roof rats. 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. Rickettsial Diseases - various forms of Typhus fall into this category and can also be carried by rat-borne parasites. The Norway rat is generally considered the most important rat in the United States.

How to Stop Roof Rat Damage


rodent life cycle

  • Rat Repellents

  • Can rats hurt you?

  • Baiting Tips for Mice

Having completed the repairs to wires, and possibly vacuumed feces or replaced insulation (not usually necessary) fumigate the attic to kill any remaining parasites or spores from the rats. They may be frightened by sound-producing devices for awhile but they become accustomed to constant and frequently repeated sounds quickly. It is also capable of transmitting a number of diseases to domestic animals and is suspected in the transference of ectoparasites from one place to another. They can often be seen at night running along overhead utility lines or fences. Historically, infected fleas have transmitted serious plagues from rats to humans. In rare instances, isolated populations are found in areas not within their normal distribution range in the United States. Trap at left is modified by fastening a piece of cardboard to expand its trigger size (traps with expanded treadles can also be purchased from several manufacturers). A vegetation-free margin around the grove will slow rat invasions because rats are more susceptible to predation when crossing unfamiliar open areas.