Ingham County, Michigan Rat Removal

Ingham County, Michigan Rat Control Services

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

Baiting Tips for Roof Rats


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  • What can rats chew through?

  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

  • Do rats destroy insulation in an attic?

Typically, 3 or more litters are produced annually. 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. They use their keen sense of smell to locate and select food items, identify territories and travel routes, and recognize other rats, especially those of the opposite sex. Bubonic plague was a scourge in Europe several times throughout history. In residences where rats may be living in the attic and feeding outdoors, the damage may be restricted to tearing up insulation for nesting or gnawing electrical wiring. Trapping is the preferred method of indoor control. Read my comprehensive guide to rats in the attic. Gnawing holes - Gnawing holes from Roof rats are about 2 inches or more in diameter and will have rough edges. 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. Visual sightings of live or dead rodents indicate rodent activity. You don't want to over-pay of course.

Do rats bite humans in their sleep?


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  • Information on Pack Rats and Roof Rats

  • Baiting Tips for Roof Rats

  • What if you are bitten by a rat

Their design makes them more rat-specific when used out-of-doors than ordinary snap traps that sometimes take birds. They also feed on a variety of vegetative parts of ornamental and native plant materials. Roof Rats are commonly called black rats and are smaller than Norway rats. Certain first-generation anticoagulants are registered as tracking powders for roof rat control; however, none of the second generation materials are so registered. Sounds in the attic are often the first indication of the presence of roof rats in a residence. Touch is an important sense in rats. Plug or seal all openings of greater than 1/2 inch (1. Use enough traps to eliminate the rodents quickly. Snails are a favorite food, but don’t expect roof rats to eliminate a garden snail problem. Glue boards will catch roof rats, but, like traps, they must be located on beams, rafters, and along other travel routes, making them more difficult to place effectively for roof rats than for Norway rats or house mice. For the characteristics of the various anticoagulant rodenticides see Norway Rats.

Rat Infestation


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  • What are Rats?

  • Baiting Tips for Mice

  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

Just like Norway rats, roof rats destroy far more foodstuffs by contamination from feces and urine than from consumption. Black or brown, can be over 40 cm long, with a long tail, large ears and eyes, and a pointed nose. A preferred categorization would be “anticoagulants” and “non-anticoagulants” or “other rodenticides. Shooting is rarely effective by itself and should be done in conjunction with trapping or baiting programs. Norway rats and the roof rats are very different in their habits, habitats and behavior, so the first requirement of a rat treatment program is to correctly identify the rat and develop a treatment plan that works for that species. Sometimes they transmit the disease directly by contaminating food with their urine or feces. There are still outbreaks of plague in the United States and around the world today. Rats, like mice, are omnivorous rodents.