Get Rid Of Attic Rats in Michigan
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.
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.
Use proper garbage and refuse disposal containers and implement exterior sanitation programs.
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.
Care must be exercised to ensure that baits are properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed.
In general, glue boards are more effective for house mice than for either of the rat species.
Other vegetable, melon, berry, and fruit crops occasionally suffer relatively minor damage when adjacent to infested habitat such as riparian vegetation.
This means there are no more rats to feed on it because they are dead.
Nests inside and under buildings, or in piles of rubbish or wood.
Rat droppings are small, dark, cylindrically shaped, and are about one-half inch to three-fourths inch long with blunt ends.
Damage - a rat's teeth are constantly growing and that means they have to chew on hard things like wood to trim them back.
They also consume seeds, nuts, berries, and insects.
Some roof rat populations are skittish and will modify their travel routes and feeding locations if severely and frequently disturbed.
There are holes all over - missing roof vent screens, plumbing stacks, gaps between the roof and fascia board, gaps in the siding, areas where pipes go into the house, etc.
Roof rats are highly adaptable.
Eliminate vines growing on buildings and, when feasible, overhanging tree limbs that may be used as travel routes.
Rats will also drag their tails, leaving a mark between their feet tracks.
Droppings - Roof Rat droppings are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length, capsule shaped, with blunt ends.
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.
They prefer to live in high places, but may live in a variety of environments.
Newer rodenticides are much more efficacious and have resulted in the phasing out of these older materials over the last 20 years.
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Observation Rats are not usually seen during the day unless disturbed from their protective harborage or because of intolerable competition from other rats.
The food habits of roof rats outdoors in some respects resemble those of tree squirrels, since they prefer a wide variety of fruit and nuts.
Rub marks - rats get coated with dirt and they like to rub against the walls to find their way around a room’s perimeter, since they can't see so well.
I'm not going to go into detail about harnesses and chicken ladders and such, but be careful! Then, when in the attic, wear a respirator - you don't want to breathe in fiberglass insulation, dust or mold, or the variety of diseases associated with rats.
The number of litters depends on the area and varies with nearness to the limit of their climatic range, availability of nutritious food, density of the local rat population, and the age of the rat.
However, a few differences must be taken into account.
Within a year, one female may be responsible for up to 40 new rodents.
They move faster than Norway rats and are very agile climbers, which enables them to quickly escape predators.
Rat removal expert’s rat control technicians are properly trained in how to get rid of rats and the elimination of rat problems using a variety of rat control techniques.