Genesee County, Michigan Rat Removal

Genesee County, Michigan Rat Control Services

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Rodent entry elimination: We see many attempts by handymen, pest control companies, and Genesee 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 Genesee 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.

Clean Up and Damage Repair


rats traps

  • Can rats hurt you?

  • Dealing With Roof Rat Problems

  • Are rats dangerous to cats, dogs, or other pets?

Lights (flashing or continuously on) may repel rats at first, but rats will quickly acclimate to them. Should Norway rats infest a structure, they most likely will live in the basement or ground floor. Observation Rats are not usually seen during the day unless disturbed from their protective harborage or because of intolerable competition from other rats. At least in some parts of the United States and elsewhere in the world, the methods used to control rats have reduced Norway rat populations but have permitted roof rats to become more prominent, apparently because they are more difficult to control. Within a rat colony, they may be a few rats that are extra cautious and manage to avoid traps or eating rodent baits. In food-storage facilities, the most prominent sign may be smudge marks, the result of oil and dirt rubbing off of their fur as they travel along their aerial routes. Some of the first-generation anticoagulants (pindone and warfarin) are available as soluble rodenticides from which water baits can be prepared. They usually don't leave the attic for very long. They are usually a shiny black, but may vary according to diet. This type of rat control service does not ever solve the problem. They often eat all the pulp from oranges while the fruit is still hanging on the tree, leaving only the empty rind.

Check Your Attic!


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  • What can rats chew through?

  • What animals do rats kill?

  • What animals do rats kill?

They can transmit these diseases through physical contact, bites, by contamination or by fleas that are feeding on the rodent. Sometimes they transmit the disease directly by contaminating food with their urine or feces. Read more about what rats eat. rat 003Broken foundations, utility entries and vents can also be an obvious entry point. Rats will also drag their tails, leaving a mark between their feet tracks. Roof rats are more aerial than Norway rats in their habitat selection and often live in trees or on vine-covered fences. There are still outbreaks of plague in the United States and around the world today. They may eat vegetation, but prefer to meat or meat-related wastes. That is very costly! Do the job ONCE by a wildlife operator, NOT A PEST CONTROL COMPANY, get it done, and you'll be rat-free forever. Baiting - This method uses poisons, or rodenticides, to attract and kill rodents. Rats will also drag their tails, leaving a mark between their feet tracks.

What are the types of rat snap traps?


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  • What are the types of rat snap traps?

  • How to Stop Roof Rat Damage

  • Do I have Rats?

Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces. In situations where rats are not controlled with conventional products, fumigation of transport vehicles or rat ground burrows may sometimes be needed. Traps should be placed flush with walls in areas of highest travel (as determined by Inspection). These diseases often share similar symptoms, and medical professionals must perform the proper diagnoses. Some traps should be placed on the floor, but more should be placed above floor level (for example, on top of stacked commodities). Avoid using poison and glue traps, as these are inhumane and cause more problems than they solve. 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. Roof rats are not protected by law and can be controlled any time with mechanical or chemical methods.