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.

Rodent Proofing For Fall


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  • Check Your Attic!

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

  • Do rats bite sleeping babies?

Burrows Or Nests Holes in the ground around foundations, plus nests in attics or trees are evidence of a rat problem. The more dominant individuals occupy the better habitats and feed whenever they like, whereas the less fortunate individuals may have to occupy marginal habitat and feed when the more dominant rats are not present. Sounds in the attic are often the first indication of the presence of roof rats in a residence. They are sometimes found living in rice fields or around poultry or other farm buildings as well as in industrial sites where food and shelter are available. The Norway rat is also called brown rat, house rat, sewer rat, and wharf rat. They may eat the bark of smaller citrus branches and girdle them. Roof Rats are commonly called black rats and are smaller than Norway rats. Products sold as general animal repellents, based on taste and/or odor, are sometimes advertised to repel animals, including rats, from garbage bags. The wildlife operator will seal shut all the rat entry points, and that's the ONLY way to solve a rat problem forever. That is not the case! They sleep in your attic all day, and then at dusk they wake up, and start moving around, and that's why you hear them after dark. It is best to contact pest management professionals for an inspection and evaluation.

Rat Repellents


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  • Do I have Rats?

  • What if a rat got inside my house?

  • Rat Repellents

Newer rodenticides are much more efficacious and have resulted in the phasing out of these older materials over the last 20 years. Read more about where rats live. Distinctions must be made as to which rodenticide (registered product) to use, the method of application or placement, and the amount of bait to apply. Plug or seal all openings of greater than 1/2 inch (1. Glue boards will catch roof rats, but, like traps, they must be located on beams, rafters, and along other travel routes, making them more difficult to place effectively for roof rats than for Norway rats or house mice. Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces. A few baits are strong enough to cause death with a single feeding. This is why traps and bait stations may be avoided for a day or two. Another important treatment component is customer education so the customer understands the concepts of the proposed control program. Emphasis should be placed on the removal of as much harborage as is practical. Roof rats have hairless, scaly tails that are longer than their heads and bodies.

Check Your Attic!


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  • How to Get Rid of Rats

  • What are the types of rat snap traps?

  • Mice & Rats - How to Exterminate Them From Your Home

Anticoagulant paraffin-type bait blocks provide an alternative to bait stations containing pelleted or loose cereal bait. Leptospirosis - a disease transmitted from contact with rat urine that is serious enough to cause humans to bleed in the lungs. Again, if you are having trouble doing it yourself, you can give a professional a call off of my directory of expert Rat Removal Companies, and see what they have to say, or schedule a service appointment to get the problem correctly and permanently taken care of. The ears and tail are nearly hairless and they are typically 12 to 18 inches long including the tail and weigh 10 to 16 ounces. Scientists have noted that the roof rat’s long tail is adapted to enhance their ability to climb and functions to assists them in balancing. Roof rats are found in more temperate climates, since they do not do well in cooler temperatures. 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. The muzzle of the roof rat is pointed and the overall appearance of the roof rat is much more streamlined and sleek looking than a Norway rat.