Ingham County, Michigan Rat Removal

Ingham County, Michigan Rat Control Services

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Rodent entry elimination: We see many attempts by handymen, pest control companies, and Ingham 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 Ingham 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.

Do rats have bones? How can they fit in such small holes?


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  • Types of Rats

Pesticides must be registered for rat control by federal and/or state authorities and used in accordance with label directions. Killing the rats may not be the best answer (it is not as simple as just exterminating them all) . Gnaw Marks Rat need to chew and gnaw on wood, plastic and other hard surfaces in order to keep their teeth chiseled down. Caution should be taken to avoid trapping nontarget species such as tree squirrels. Roof rats also have an excellent sense of balance. The food habits of roof rats outdoors in some respects resemble those of tree squirrels, since they prefer a wide variety of fruit and nuts. Bait stations are sometimes difficult to place for roof rat control because of the rodents’ overhead traveling characteristics. Roof rats frequently enter buildings from the roof or from accesses near overhead utility lines, which they use to travel from area to area. If rats are seen during the day that usually means a very large rodent population is nearby. As mentioned above, roof rats prefer above ground nesting locations in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation. Young rats generally cannot be trapped until about 1 month old.

Rat Infestation


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  • Can Rats Chew Through Wires in a Car?

  • Clean Up and Damage Repair

  • Rat Diseases

Burrows Or Nests Holes in the ground around foundations, plus nests in attics or trees are evidence of a rat problem. Raisins, prunes, peanut butter, nutmeats, and gumdrops make good baits and are often better than meat or cat food baits. 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. The preferred habitat of Norway rats is just about anywhere people reside. Rickettsial Diseases - various forms of Typhus fall into this category and can also be carried by rat-borne parasites. Rats that are captured should be humanely destroyed and not released elsewhere because of their role in disease transmission, damage potential, and detrimental effect on native wildlife. These rats are nocturnal and are excellent climbers. Newer rodenticides are much more efficacious and have resulted in the phasing out of these older materials over the last 20 years. These kill traps are often baited with whole nuts and are most useful in trapping rats in trees. Lives up to one year. Breeding seasons vary in different areas.

Can Rats Chew Through Wires in a Car?


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  • Do rats have bones? How can they fit in such small holes?

Make sure that all doors, windows and screens fit tightly in their frames and repair those that do not. They can often be seen at night running along overhead utility lines or fences. 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. Remove pre harvest fruits or nuts that drop in backyards. Traps may be nailed to beams or studs and secured to pipes with wires. Because roof rats are fast and agile, they are not easy prey for mammalian or avian predators. Indoor nests usually are constructed in insulation such as in attics. They may live in trees, such as palm, or in attics, and climb down to a food source.