Genesee County, Michigan Rat Removal

Genesee County, Michigan Rat Control Services

all types of rats

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.

all types of rats

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.

Is it legal for me to trap a rat?


rats lifespan

  • Rat Proofing

  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

  • Rats: How to Get Rid of Rats for Good!

At about 3 months of age they are completely independent of the mother and are reproductively mature. There's nothing fun about finding rats around your home or property. 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. From causing plague epidemics (the "Black Death" of Europe) to rat-bite fever, whether feeding on stored grain or gnawing electric wires, rats are enemies of humankind. They have also been found living in sewer systems, but this is not common. Dense shrubbery, vine-covered trees and fences, and vine ground cover make ideal harborage for roof rats. Exclusion is an important rodent control technique. 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. Roof rats usually require water daily, though their local diet may provide an adequate amount if it is high in water content. Roof Rats can enter homes and other structures through openings as small as ½ inch. If you do it wrong the first time, you'll just end up paying more later.

Do rats bite sleeping babies?


what does a young rat look like

  • Rat Diseases

  • Can rats swim? Do they drown?

  • Do cats keep rats away?

Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces. You can often find smudges as an indication of rats, but they can often stay on walls for a long time, so it might be from an old infestation. Norway rats are also omnivores and will eat just about anything that is found near where humans discard food. 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. They also feed on a variety of vegetative parts of ornamental and native plant materials. With lemons they may eat only the rind and leave the hanging fruit intact. Such caches may be found in a dismantled wood pile, attic, or behind boxes in a garage. Rats usually begin searching for food shortly after sunset. Indoors, runways appear as clean paths through dust or dirt. They often eat all the pulp from oranges while the fruit is still hanging on the tree, leaving only the empty rind. Norway rats and the roof rats are very different in their habits, habitats and behavior, so the first requirement of a rat treatment program is to correctly identify the rat and develop a treatment plan that works for that species.

What are Rats?


how big is rat poop

  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

  • How to keep rats out of my garden

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

All anticoagulants provide excellent roof rat control when prepared in acceptable baits. Care must be exercised to ensure that baits are properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed. In residences where rats may be living in the attic and feeding outdoors, the damage may be restricted to tearing up insulation for nesting or gnawing electrical wiring. Once you know the location of the rats, you can set traps or place bait. Then they return to the attic. When practical, remove extraneous vegetation adjacent to the crop that may provide shelter for rats. These can be identified by the brown smudges of grease that comes from the rat's fur, and should all be sealed to prevent future rat infestations in the attic. When droppings are seen, it is a good practice to remove those droppings and later inspect to see whether new droppings were deposited.