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.

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  • What Do Rats Eat?

  • Will a rat chew through the ceiling?

  • Do cats keep rats away?

Knowledge is limited on interspecific competition between the different genera and species of rats. A few instances of first-generation anticoagulant resistance have been reported in roof rats; although not common, it may be underestimated because so few resistance studies have been conducted on this species. Roof rats can also nest on the ground if necessary. Female adults will produce about seven litters per year and will mate again about 18 hours after giving birth to her litter of about eight pups. ALWAYS USE RESPIRATORY PROTECTION WHEN REMOVING RODENT DROPPINGS. Norway rats are a common mammalian pest of rice, but sometimes roof rats also feed on newly planted seed or the seedling as it emerges. The traditional style snap traps are still among the best ways of dealing with a rat problem, and these are simple to set and bait, and you should look to place them in areas where the rats are active, so where you can see feces and smudges on the walls. Rats have acute hearing and can readily detect noises. They prefer to live in high places, but may live in a variety of environments. Traditional baiting or trapping on the ground or floor may intercept very few roof rats unless bait and/or traps are placed at the very points that rats traverse from above to a food resource. Some of the first-generation anticoagulants (pindone and warfarin) are available as soluble rodenticides from which water baits can be prepared.

Types of Rats


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  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

  • Biology of Black Rat

  • Baiting Tips for Roof Rats

Citrus trees, having very low hanging skirts, are more prone to damage because they provide rats with protection. Control methods must reflect an understanding of the roof rat’s habitat requirements, reproductive capabilities, food habits, life history, behavior, senses, movements, and the dynamics of its population structure. Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces. Just like Norway rats, roof rats destroy far more foodstuffs by contamination from feces and urine than from consumption. Severe pruning and/or removal of certain ornamentals are often required to obtain a degree of lasting rat control. Make sure that all doors, windows and screens fit tightly in their frames and repair those that do not. Rat droppings are three times as large as mouse droppings. There are several other types of lethal traps, including the crocodile trap, which has teeth that close on the rat, and even gas chamber traps. However, they may sometimes also build nests in burrows. This is why traps and bait stations may be avoided for a day or two. Rats may carry viruses such as Hantavirus and salmonella, and although they can also be a carrier of bubonic plague, that disease is not indigenous in the USA.

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  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

  • Will a rat in the attic have a nest of babies?

  • How to get rats out of your car

The great adaptability of rats to human-created environments and the high fertility rate of rats make for quick recuperation of their populations. Roof rats are adept climbers and not surprisingly are apt to build their nests in locations above ground. They use their tails for balance while traveling along overhead utility lines. They can transmit these diseases through physical contact, bites, by contamination or by fleas that are feeding on the rodent. Roof rats are more aerial than Norway rats in their habitat selection and often live in trees or on vine-covered fences. The young are able to breed before they are four months old. That is very costly! Do the job ONCE by a wildlife operator, NOT A PEST CONTROL COMPANY, get it done, and you'll be rat-free forever. They use their tails for balance while traveling along overhead utility lines.