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 –

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Rodent-infested pallets of goods can be tarped and fumigated on an individual or collective basis. Norway rats can climb, but not as well as roof rats, and are strong swimmers. Norway rats can climb, but not as well as roof rats, and are strong swimmers. Overhead trap sets are particularly useful for roof rats. The most commonly found rat pest in United States is the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus). Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces. They prefer gnawing on wood but may also damage property, electrical wiring, and food packaging. If you're not experienced in setting them, you may have some problems, so be careful.

Types of Rats

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Rats (especially Roof rats) are wary of new objects, new foods or changed in environment. Mating may occur year round in locations where the environmental conditions are sufficient. They prefer to live in high places, but may live in a variety of environments. Roof rats are highly adaptable. Where label instructions permit, small blocks can be placed or fastened on rafters, ledges, or even attached to tree limbs, where they are readily accessible to the arboreal rats. Walk only on the wooden beams in the attic, never the sheet rock, or you could fall through the ceiling! Be careful, an attic is a hazardous place, where it can be easy to fall, or poke a roofing nail in your head. PLEASE read my how to trap a rat guide for good tips and methods on proper rat trapping. Traps should be placed flush with walls in areas of highest travel (as determined by Inspection). Roof rats entering homes are generally found in raised or secure enclosures such as walls, cabinets, attics, and false ceilings. The young are born in a nest about 21 to 23 days after conception. When droppings are seen, it is a good practice to remove those droppings and later inspect to see whether new droppings were deposited.

Dealing With Roof Rat Problems

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

  • Building Inspection and Rat-Proofing

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Listen for rat evidence, like their scurrying and running noises in the attic, and scratching in the walls. Roof rats leave a hind foot track of about 3/4-1 inch. The Norway rat is generally considered the most important rat in the United States. 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. The young may continue to nurse until 4 or 5 weeks old. When rodent-proofing against roof rats, pay close attention to the roof and roof line areas to assure all accesses are closed. Once you know the location of the rats, you can set traps or place bait. A control operation, therefore, must reduce numbers to a very low level; otherwise, rats will not only reproduce rapidly, but often quickly exceed their former density for a short period of time. Roof rats are adept climbers and not surprisingly are apt to build their nests in locations above ground. Rats usually begin searching for food shortly after sunset. Since none of these are anticoagulants, all can be used to control anticoagulant resistant populations of roof rats.

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