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.

What Are Rats?


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  • Do rats make good pets?

  • Check Your Attic!

  • Rat Droppings

The nature of damage to outdoor vegetation can often provide clues as to whether it is caused by the roof or Norway rat. Snails are a favorite food, but don’t expect roof rats to eliminate a garden snail problem. Most of the states in the US interior are free of roof rats, but isolated infestations, probably stemming from infested cargo shipments, can occur. They prefer to live in high places, but may live in a variety of environments. They often eat all the pulp from oranges while the fruit is still hanging on the tree, leaving only the empty rind. In rare instances, isolated populations are found in areas not within their normal distribution range in the United States. The great adaptability of rats to human-created environments and the high fertility rate of rats make for quick recuperation of their populations. The Norway rat produces six to eight litters of six to nine young per year. Adult roof rats usually live about one year. Within a rat colony, they may be a few rats that are extra cautious and manage to avoid traps or eating rodent baits. Raisins, prunes, peanut butter, nutmeats, and gumdrops make good baits and are often better than meat or cat food baits.

What if a rat got inside my house?


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  • How to keep rats out of my garden

  • Rat Infestation

  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

The reproductive potential of one female Norway rat is about 50-60 young per year. Use a powerful flashlight to spot rats and to determine travel routes for the best locations to set baits and traps. Rats will also drag their tails, leaving a mark between their feet tracks. Liquid baits may be an effective alternative in situations where normal baits are not readily accepted, especially where water is scarce or where rats must travel some distance to reach water. Products sold as general animal repellents, based on taste and/or odor, are sometimes advertised to repel animals, including rats, from garbage bags. Roof rats also have an excellent sense of balance. Roof rats are omnivores and will feed on many types of vegetation such as fruits, grains, seeds and grocery produce. Roof rats are likely to found in coastal, near-coastal areas and port cities. They may live in the landscaping of one residence and feed at another. Landscaped residential or industrial areas provide good habitat, as does riparian vegetation of riverbanks and streams. Rub marks - rats get coated with dirt and they like to rub against the walls to find their way around a room’s perimeter, since they can't see so well.

Rat Repellents


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  • What animals do rats kill?

  • Do rats chew on wires? Why?

  • Biology of Black Rat

However, the complexity in mode of action of newer materials makes these classifications outdated. Rickettsial Diseases - various forms of Typhus fall into this category and can also be carried by rat-borne parasites. How to Control Rat Situations and Infestations. Burrows Or Nests Holes in the ground around foundations, plus nests in attics or trees are evidence of a rat problem. Their tails are longer than the rest of their body and are uniformly dark colored. In sugarcane, they move into the field as the cane matures and feed on the cane stalks. The first step in controlling a roof rat infestation is to properly identify the rodents. Check the repairs you've done, to make sure no new areas have been chewed open.