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.

What are Rats?


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  • How to get rats out of the garage

  • Will a rat in the attic have a nest of babies?

  • Do rats chew on wires? Why?

Such caches may be found in a dismantled wood pile, attic, or behind boxes in a garage. Pocket gopher box-type traps (such as the DK-2 Gopher Getter) can be modified to catch rats by reversing the action of the trigger. When everyone is asleep and the house is quiet, the rats can be heard scurrying about. For more info on general rat control, go to my main rat removal page, or my extensive instructional how to get rid of rats page. Breeding seasons vary in different areas. Within a year, one female may be responsible for up to 40 new rodents. They may be frightened by sound-producing devices for awhile but they become accustomed to constant and frequently repeated sounds quickly. If you have heard noises in your walls or attic, chances are you have rats. Knowledge is limited on interspecific competition between the different genera and species of rats. 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). For best results, try several baits to find out which one rats consume most.

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  • Information on Pack Rats and Roof Rats

  • Do cats keep rats away?

  • Do rats bite sleeping babies?

In dense populations, roof rats will establish a social hierarchy, wherein dominant males mate more than subordinate males. Our pest management professionals (PMPs) practice all techniques involved in Integrated Pest Management for rodents. Also, be careful when setting snap traps. In food-processing and storage facilities, they will feed on nearly all food items, though their food preferences may differ from those of Norway rats. For more detailed information, see Rodent-proof Construction and Exclusion Methods. Roof rats have hairless, scaly tails that are longer than their heads and bodies. Prune to raise the skirts and remove any nests constructed in the trees. Nests and Burrows - check behind shelves, boxes, behind the fridge, anywhere that a rat might like to use as a hiding space. Their burrowing habitats include soil along building foundations, under woodpiles and other piles of debris. In landscaped yards they often live in overgrown shrubbery or vines, feeding on ornamentals, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Prune to raise the skirts and remove any nests constructed in the trees.

Check Your Attic!


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  • Can rats hurt you?

  • Humane rat traps

  • Do rats bite sleeping babies?

They are constantly exploring surroundings and notice changes and are suspicious by nature. 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. Rub marks - rats get coated with dirt and they like to rub against the walls to find their way around a room’s perimeter, since they can't see so well. Sometimes they transmit the disease directly by contaminating food with their urine or feces. Interior and exterior sanitation to minimize available food and water that supports a rat population. The adequate inspection of a large facility for the presence and location of roof rats often requires a nighttime search when the facility is normally shut down. The 5 to 8 young in the litter develop rapidly, growing hair within a week. 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.