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.

Dealing With Roof Rat Problems

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

  • Baiting Tips for Roof Rats

  • Do dogs keep rats away?

All anticoagulants provide excellent roof rat control when prepared in acceptable baits. All openings greater than 1/4" should be sealed to exclude mice. They may try to sell you poison stations for exterior rat control, however the rats only find their way back into your attic or walls to die. Trapping is the preferred method of indoor control. Attach rat guards to overhead utility wires and maintain them regularly. Rat guards are not without problems, however, because they may fray the insulation and cause short circuits. A vegetation-free margin around the grove will slow rat invasions because rats are more susceptible to predation when crossing unfamiliar open areas. Rickettsial Diseases - various forms of Typhus fall into this category and can also be carried by rat-borne parasites. They are very strong, and can injure your fingers. Only after you've sealed the openings shut, you should start trapping and removal. Knowledge is limited on interspecific competition between the different genera and species of rats.

How to keep rats out of my garbage

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

  • What can rats climb?

  • Rat Proofing

PLEASE read my how to trap a rat guide for good tips and methods on proper rat trapping. They are considered to be color-blind, responding only to the degree of lightness and darkness of color. Trap at left is modified by fastening a piece of cardboard to expand its trigger size (traps with expanded treadles can also be purchased from several manufacturers). While you will not reasonably be able to compensate for every possible rodent entry, you can greatly reduce the ease of entry for rodents (and thereby, reduce the population size) by taking the following measures: For more detailed information, see Rodent-proof Construction and Exclusion Methods. They lead you to believe there is no other rat control solution. For further information see Norway Rats. Knowledge is limited on interspecific competition between the different genera and species of rats. Because roof rats are fast and agile, they are not easy prey for mammalian or avian predators. Control methods must reflect an understanding of the roof rat’s habitat requirements, reproductive capabilities, food habits, life history, behavior, senses, movements, and the dynamics of its population structure. The first step in controlling a roof rat infestation is to properly identify the rodents.

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

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

  • Baiting Tips for Roof Rats

  • Do dogs keep rats away?

It is unlikely, however, they will be any more effective for roof rats than for Norway rats. Trichinosis may be contracted through eating undercooked meat of animals that have fed on rats. Care must be exercised to ensure that baits are properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed. Other rat signs may also assist, but be aware that both species may be present. 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. The most commonly found rat pest in United States is the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus). The Norway rat is also called brown rat, house rat, sewer rat, and wharf rat. These tactics have been ruled fraudulent by the FTC, and they DO NOT WORK.