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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  • Clean Up and Damage Repair

You will know the bait is working when the bait is no longer being consumed. These kill traps are often baited with whole nuts and are most useful in trapping rats in trees. Monitor the situation. Trichinosis may be contracted through eating undercooked meat of animals that have fed on rats. Presently, only one such modified trap is commercially available. Roof rat droppings are 12 to 13 mm with pointed ends, whereas Norway rat droppings are 18 to 20 mm and capsule shaped. Cage trapping is often considered to be the most humane way of dealing with an animal problem, and certainly when it comes to larger animals it is fair to say that it can be effective. The 5 to 8 young in the litter develop rapidly, growing hair within a week. Norway rats are common around human residences and industrial and commercial areas. A mouse's tracks will be much shorter. In a human environment, the rodents will consume almost any food to which they have access.

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  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

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  • What Do Rats Eat?

Parks with natural and artificial ponds, or reservoirs may also be infested. Roof rats leave a hind foot track of about 3/4-1 inch. Specifications may vary depending on bait manufacturer even though the active ingredient may be the same. Other indicators can include grease marks along surfaces as well as nests. Prune to raise the skirts and remove any nests constructed in the trees. In the third week they begin to take solid food. Rats can also transmit rat bite fever through bacteria in their mouth. Rats are responsible for the spread of many diseases. 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). 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. The whiskers and guard hairs enable the animals to travel adjacent to walls in the dark and in burrows.

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  • Rat Diseases

  • Types of Rats

Resistance is of little consequence in the control of roof rats, especially with the newer rodenticides presently available. There is less tendency to see droppings, urine, or tracks on the floor in buildings because rats may live overhead between floors, above false ceilings, or in utility spaces, and venture down to feed or obtain food. Shooting is rarely effective by itself and should be done in conjunction with trapping or baiting programs. 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. Traditional baiting or trapping on the ground or floor may intercept very few roof rats unless bait and/or traps are placed at the very points that rats traverse from above to a food resource. In most instances, rats are very wary. The whiskers and guard hairs enable the animals to travel adjacent to walls in the dark and in burrows. Mating may occur year round in locations where the environmental conditions are sufficient.