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.

Rat Diseases


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Also, carry out a visual examination of the attic to find the holes they were using to get in and out of the attic. Rat Bite Fever - from the saliva of a rat, it comes from rats biting humans. The 5 to 8 young in the litter develop rapidly, growing hair within a week. The key is to control rat populations, not individual rats. Roof rats are more aerial than Norway rats in their habitat selection and often live in trees or on vine-covered fences. Liquid baits may be an effective alternative in situations where normal baits are not readily accepted, especially where water is scarce or where rats must travel some distance to reach water. The underside of the roof rat’s body is grayish to white. One of the more common techniques for bait use is to place the bait formulation in a tamper proof rodent bait station that protects the bait from accidental exposure to non-target animals or people. Rats will also drag their tails, leaving a mark between their feet tracks. They are nocturnal by nature and are accomplished climbers. Parks with natural and artificial ponds, or reservoirs may also be infested.

What if a rat got inside my house?


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Some of their habitats include garbage dumps, sewers and fields. If you think that you might have rats on your property or inside your home then call for a Rat Exterminator rat control expert or contact us online to set up an appointment. Rats themselves - if you see one rat, there's a good chance there are a bunch more hiding in nests or burrows that you can't see. 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. Exclusion and sealing of sites greater than ½ inch (about the size of a dime) using screens, flashing, door sweeps and other materials to keep rats from entering a structure. Droppings - Roof Rat droppings are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length, capsule shaped, with blunt ends. Once you are confident that you have caught all of the rats that are in the attic, then it will be time to check for any insulation or wires in the attic that need to be replaced, and for any nesting material to remove, and feces to clean up. Between 9 and 14 days, their eyes open, and they begin to explore for food and move about near their nest. As their name suggests, roof rats may be found in elevated areas such as trees, rafters, attics and roofs. In dense populations, roof rats will establish a social hierarchy, wherein dominant males mate more than subordinate males. Scratching sounds - if you hear gnawing and the sounds of scampering in the walls or around the house you might have rats.

Dealing With Roof Rat Problems


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If you've sealed the house correctly, then you shouldn't trap any new rats after just the first three days. Roof rats are adept climbers and not surprisingly are apt to build their nests in locations above ground. The underside of the roof rat’s body is grayish to white. Droppings are another good indicator of roof rat activity. Sometimes they transmit disease indirectly, for example, when fleas first bite an infected rat, then a person. Sometimes they transmit the disease directly by contaminating food with their urine or feces. Then the rats should be trapped and removed. Let the rat control professionals go to work for you! We will get rid of rats in your house or business!