Rodent Exterminator Keego Harbor MI

Keego Harbor Rat Removal

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Common Topics and Questions


We offer commercial roof rat removal services in Keego Harbor, FL for large and small buildings. There is literally no pest or rodent problem that we can not solve. We truly care about finding every entry point so if we find an opening we document it well. You have find more information on our blog concerning pests and pest control procedures, which covers residential rat trapping as well. The work we provide today will last years years, we don’t simply put down a rodent treatment and hope you call us back.

Wild rodents can cause home damage, contaminate food, and cause illness in people and pets.  Rodent infestations are more likely to occur when events, such as flooding, displace them. To avoid rodent infestation, remove potential rodent food and water sources and store food for people and pets in sealed containers. Clear away debris and other material that rodents can hide in.  Safely clean up rodent droppings, urine and nesting areas, always wearing gloves and spraying material with disinfectant until thoroughly soaked before attempting to remove or clean.

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Rat Control in Keego Harbor –

Do I have Rats?

Rat Droppings

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  • Rat Proofing

  • How to Make a Rat Trap

  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

Norway rats are usually active at dusk or during the night and are inactive during daylight hours. Trapping is the preferred method of indoor control. Rat control requires an integrated approach that includes non-lethal tools such as careful inspections, upgraded sanitation, and rat-proofing structures. They may also enter through ill-fitted doors, windows, or screens, and air vents that are not in sound or working order. Mating generally peaks in the warmer months of the year, but may occur year round in some areas. Remove pre harvest fruits or nuts that drop in backyards. Read more about what rats eat. Rat droppings are small, dark, cylindrically shaped, and are about one-half inch to three-fourths inch long with blunt ends.

Can rats swim? Do they drown?

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  • What animals do rats kill?

  • Rat Infestation

  • Baiting Tips for Mice

Baiting - This method uses poisons, or rodenticides, to attract and kill rodents. It actually makes it worse, because the rats are multiplying, dying, defecating, destroying insulation, chewing wires and chewing air ducts, while you wait for your next service. It is found in every state. It is found in every state. Rodent-proofing against roof rats usually requires more time to find entry points than for Norway rats because of their greater climbing ability. Trapping is an effective alternative to pesticides and recommended in some situations. Proper ladder safety is a must, as is roof safety. Elsewhere, reports indicate that roof rats are slowly disappearing from localized areas for no apparent reason. Anticoagulant paraffin-type bait blocks provide an alternative to bait stations containing pelleted or loose cereal bait. In general, glue boards are more effective for house mice than for either of the rat species. The whiskers and guard hairs enable the animals to travel adjacent to walls in the dark and in burrows.

Do rats dig holes? Do they burrow under houses? How deep?

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  • How to Stop Roof Rat Damage

  • Do rats bite humans in their sleep?

  • How to get rats out of a wall

They approach new food or object with caution. Sometimes rats get into the kitchen area and feed on stored foods. Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces. Rats can squeeze into a hole the size of a quarter. Read my comprehensive guide to rats in the attic. POISON IS A HORRIBLE IDEA FOR MANY MANY REASONS - poison won't solve the problem, and it'll just create more problems. Rats have acute hearing and can readily detect noises. Rats may carry viruses such as Hantavirus and salmonella, and although they can also be a carrier of bubonic plague, that disease is not indigenous in the USA. Their keen sense of hearing also aids in their ability to detect and escape danger. The Norway rat produces six to eight litters of six to nine young per year. Just like Norway rats, roof rats destroy far more foodstuffs by contamination from feces and urine than from consumption.

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