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.
If you think that you might have rats on your property or inside your home then call for a Rat Exterminator rat control expert or contact us online to set up an appointment.
Inspection is an important first step in getting rid of rats.
Most commercial baits are registered for both species of rats and for house mice, but often they are less acceptable to roof rats than to the other species.
Touch is an important sense in rats.
Avoid using poison and glue traps, as these are inhumane and cause more problems than they solve.
They are particularly useful for house mouse control in situations where other methods seem less appropriate.
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.
Mating generally peaks in the warmer months of the year, but may occur year round in some areas.
The long, sensitive whiskers (vibrissae) near their nose and the guard hairs on their body are used as tactile sensors.
They may live in the landscaping of one residence and feed at another.
Generally, a few more feedings are necessary to produce death with the first-generation anticoagulants (warfarin, pindone, diphacinone, and chlorophacinone) but this is less significant with the second-generation anticoagulants (bromadiolone and brodifacoum).
ALWAYS USE RESPIRATORY PROTECTION WHEN REMOVING RODENT DROPPINGS.
Scratching sounds - if you hear gnawing and the sounds of scampering in the walls or around the house you might have rats.
Traps should be placed flush with walls in areas of highest travel (as determined by Inspection).
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 tend to segregate themselves socially in both space and time.
Rodent-proofing against roof rats usually requires more time to find entry points than for Norway rats because of their greater climbing ability.
By this time they have learned what is good to eat by experimenting with potential food items and by imitating their mother.
However, rats are a nuisance animal wherever you choose to release them, and they also have a particularly low rate of survival once they have been relocated, so in most cases using humane lethal traps will be the best way to deal with the infestation.
For rats, all openings greater than 1/2" should be sealed.
Invest in your home and property by taking care of the rat problem correctly.
Anticoagulant paraffin-type bait blocks provide an alternative to bait stations containing pelleted or loose cereal bait.
There are still outbreaks of plague in the United States and around the world today.
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.
The more dominant individuals occupy the better habitats and feed whenever they like, whereas the less fortunate individuals may have to occupy marginal habitat and feed when the more dominant rats are not present.
However, when a Norway rat population grows so large that competition from other rats for food, water and harborage increases, some members of the rat community may seek to find new areas to colonize during the daytime.
Most information on this subject comes from populations confined in cages or outdoor pens.
To prevent a colony from nesting in your home, make sure that all the windows and vents are screened.
Certain first-generation anticoagulants are registered as tracking powders for roof rat control; however, none of the second generation materials are so registered.
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