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.

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


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  • What can rats climb?

  • Will a rat chew through the ceiling?

  • Rat Infestation

They move faster than Norway rats and are very agile climbers, which enables them to quickly escape predators. Once you know the location of the rats, you can set traps or place bait. Seal any openings larger than ¼ inch with caulk, wood, mesh, or other appropriate materials. Some traps should be placed on the floor, but more should be placed above floor level (for example, on top of stacked commodities). Norway rats and the roof rats are very different in their habits, habitats and behavior, so the first requirement of a rat treatment program is to correctly identify the rat and develop a treatment plan that works for that species. The latter two were ineffective for roof rats. The reproductive potential of one female Norway rat is about 50-60 young per year. They need not be baited. They can often be seen at night running along overhead utility lines or fences. Hundreds may be nesting in a city block-in underground burrows, in sewers, on roofs, inside buildings-with few people in the area realizing it. Tracking powders are used much less often for roof rats than for Norway rats because roof rats frequent overhead areas within buildings.

Do cats keep rats away?


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  • Can rats swim? Do they drown?

  • How to keep rats out of my garbage

  • Will a rat chew through the ceiling?

They may be frightened by sound-producing devices for awhile but they become accustomed to constant and frequently repeated sounds quickly. We service 99% of the USA. The first and most crucial thing is to inspect the house and find all possible entry holes, and before starting any trapping, carry out repairs and seal the attic so the rats can't get in again. We service 99% of the USA. Rats may live up to three years, but a lifespan of one and a half years is more common. In most of our urban areas, Norway rats may be seen scurrying around after dark looking for food in garbage cans and other places where human refuse is found. The underside of the roof rat’s body is grayish to white. Rats will also drag their tails, leaving a mark between their feet tracks. If rats are seen during the day that usually means a very large rodent population is nearby. Therefore, the body oils on a rat’s fur gets deposited on corners and edges of walls and around holes and gaps they use to enter into a wall void. Roof rats are adept climbers and not surprisingly are apt to build their nests in locations above ground.

What if a rat got inside my house?


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  • What are the types of rat snap traps?

  • Rat Droppings

  • How to get rats out of a wall

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. Roof rats entering homes are generally found in raised or secure enclosures such as walls, cabinets, attics, and false ceilings. Roof Rats are commonly called black rats and are smaller than Norway rats. In most of our urban areas, Norway rats may be seen scurrying around after dark looking for food in garbage cans and other places where human refuse is found. Rats contaminating food or food preparation surfaces can transmit food poisoning. Please also read the section on Sanitation, as it is an important consideration in rodent control. Roof rat droppings are 12 to 13 mm with pointed ends, whereas Norway rat droppings are 18 to 20 mm and capsule shaped. Raisins, prunes, peanut butter, nutmeats, and gumdrops make good baits and are often better than meat or cat food baits.