Genesee County, Michigan Rat Removal

Genesee County, Michigan Rat Control Services

mouse droppings vs rat droppings

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.

critter removal from attic

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.

Types of Rats


life expectancy of rat

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Rats may live up to three years, but a lifespan of one and a half years is more common. In some agricultural areas, roof rats cause significant losses of tree crops such as citrus and avocados and, to a lesser extent, walnuts, almonds, and other nuts. At present there are three rodenticides—zinc phosphide, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), and bromethalin—registered and available for roof rat control. Because of the diseases they can carry, you should also check up on the equipment that you will need to safely trap the rats without any risk to your health. They need not be baited. Rodenticides were once categorized as acute (single-dose) or chronic (multiple dose) toxicants. Roof rats entering homes are generally found in raised or secure enclosures such as walls, cabinets, attics, and false ceilings. This is a great supplementary treatment to trapping when you are dealing with larger rodent populations, or for outdoor populations. Breeding seasons vary in different areas. Nests and Burrows - check behind shelves, boxes, behind the fridge, anywhere that a rat might like to use as a hiding space. Some type of clean food can be used to entice the rats to the boxes, or the tracking powders can be used in conjunction with an anticoagulant bait, with both placed in the same station.

Rat Repellents


baits for rats

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The only way to solve a rat or mouse problem is to find every last point of entry into the house, and seal it shut. If roof rats are seen exposed, it often indicates their hiding spaces are all filled by other rats or that they have been disturbed, such as by construction. However, a few differences must be taken into account. Only after you've sealed the openings shut, you should start trapping and removal. No rat bait ingredient is universally highly acceptable, and regional differences are the rule rather than the exception. Black or brown, can be over 40 cm long, with a long tail, large ears and eyes, and a pointed nose. Roof rats are likely to found in coastal, near-coastal areas and port cities. Like Norway rats, they are omnivorous and, if necessary, will feed on almost anything. Only after you've sealed the openings shut, you should start trapping and removal. They are usually a shiny black, but may vary according to diet. Neophobia is more pronounced in roof rats than in Norway rats.

Rat Infestation


rabies rats

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Their burrowing habitats include soil along building foundations, under woodpiles and other piles of debris. Please also read the section on Sanitation, as it is an important consideration in rodent control. They may eat vegetation, but prefer to meat or meat-related wastes. Rats, like mice, are omnivorous rodents. The reproductive potential of one female Norway rat is about 50-60 young per year. They prefer to live in high places, but may live in a variety of environments. A few baits are strong enough to cause death with a single feeding. When necessary, roof rats will travel considerable distances (100 to 300 feet [30 to 90 m]) for food.