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.

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  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

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Raisins, prunes, peanut butter, nutmeats, and gumdrops make good baits and are often better than meat or cat food baits. One of the more common techniques for bait use is to place the bait formulation in a tamper proof rodent bait station that protects the bait from accidental exposure to non-target animals or people. Most of the states in the US interior are free of roof rats, but isolated infestations, probably stemming from infested cargo shipments, can occur. rat 003Broken foundations, utility entries and vents can also be an obvious entry point. Exclusion and sealing of sites greater than ½ inch (about the size of a dime) using screens, flashing, door sweeps and other materials to keep rats from entering a structure. In urban settings, cats and owls prey on roof rats but have little if any effect on well-established populations. Young rats generally cannot be trapped until about 1 month old. Strip and destroy all unwanted fruit when the harvest period is over. Most of the states in the US interior are free of roof rats, but isolated infestations, probably stemming from infested cargo shipments, can occur. Most of the states in the US interior are free of roof rats, but isolated infestations, probably stemming from infested cargo shipments, can occur. However, they may sometimes also build nests in burrows.

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All openings greater than 1/4" should be sealed to exclude mice. 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. Roof rats leave a hind foot track of about 3/4-1 inch. If you've sealed the house correctly, then you shouldn't trap any new rats after just the first three days. Severe pruning and/or removal of certain ornamentals are often required to obtain a degree of lasting rat control. Once established, they readily breed and thrive within buildings, just as Norway rats do. Because of the diseases they can carry, you should also check up on the equipment that you will need to safely trap the rats without any risk to your health. Roof rats can be carriers of diseases. The nature of damage to outdoor vegetation can often provide clues as to whether it is caused by the roof or Norway rat. There's nothing fun about finding rats around your home or property. 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.

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  • Rat Diseases

  • Baiting Tips for Roof Rats

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Females can breed year-round. Rats, like mice, are omnivorous rodents. Roof rats are highly adaptable. In food-processing and food-storage facilities, roof rats do about the same type of damage as Norway rats, and damage is visually hard to differentiate. Droppings - Roof Rat droppings are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length, capsule shaped, with blunt ends. 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. 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. Make sure that all doors, windows and screens fit tightly in their frames and repair those that do not.