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.

Shooting Rats


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  • Rat Droppings

  • What should I do with a rat after I catch it?

  • Rodent Proofing For Fall

Emphasis should be placed on the removal of as much harborage as is practical. In dense populations, roof rats will establish a social hierarchy, wherein dominant males mate more than subordinate males. Prune to raise the skirts and remove any nests constructed in the trees. Females can breed year-round. Roof rats are likely to found in coastal, near-coastal areas and port cities. Roof Rats are predominate in coastal areas. Mice can enter an opening as small as 3/8" wide. They prefer to consume fruits (sometimes referred to as the “fruit rat” or “citrus rat”) and nuts, although roof rats are omnivorous and will feed on almost anything available to them. Roof rats range along the lower half of the East Coast and throughout the Gulf States upward into Arkansas. Rickettsial Diseases - various forms of Typhus fall into this category and can also be carried by rat-borne parasites. They may not be effective on roof rats, however, because of their usual placement.

Do rats carry rabies?


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  • What is the best bait to trap a rat?

  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

  • Do rats have bones? How can they fit in such small holes?

Some of their habitats include garbage dumps, sewers and fields. Where label instructions permit, small blocks can be placed or fastened on rafters, ledges, or even attached to tree limbs, where they are readily accessible to the arboreal rats. This means there are no more rats to feed on it because they are dead. The latter two were ineffective for roof rats. Then they return to the attic. Trichinosis may be contracted through eating undercooked meat of animals that have fed on rats. Most rats in attics enter via roof entry points - although they can get into the building a variety of ways. Gnawing holes - Gnawing holes from Roof rats are about 2 inches or more in diameter and will have rough edges. In tree crops, some cultural practices can be helpful. Their design makes them more rat-specific when used out-of-doors than ordinary snap traps that sometimes take birds. Presently, only one such modified trap is commercially available.

Rat Infestation


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  • How to Stop Roof Rat Damage

  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

  • What Are Rats?

Tracks - Outdoors, the runways of Roof rats appear smooth, well packed, and free of vegetations. Store pet food in sealed containers and do not leave it out at night. In tropical or semi tropical regions, the season may be nearly year-round. Bubonic plague was a scourge in Europe several times throughout history. Also, be careful when setting snap traps. Use a powerful flashlight to spot rats and to determine travel routes for the best locations to set baits and traps. Their keen sense of hearing also aids in their ability to detect and escape danger. 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.