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.

The Invasion Of Roof Rats


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Please also read the section on Sanitation, as it is an important consideration in rodent control. Pesticides must be registered for rat control by federal and/or state authorities and used in accordance with label directions. In tropical or semi tropical regions, the season may be nearly year-round. Indoor nests usually are constructed in insulation such as in attics. Other vegetable, melon, berry, and fruit crops occasionally suffer relatively minor damage when adjacent to infested habitat such as riparian vegetation. They may eat vegetation, but prefer to meat or meat-related wastes. Products sold as general animal repellents, based on taste and/or odor, are sometimes advertised to repel animals, including rats, from garbage bags. Rat droppings are small, dark, cylindrically shaped, and are about one-half inch to three-fourths inch long with blunt ends. Caution should be taken to avoid trapping nontarget species such as tree squirrels. Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces. They can often be seen at night running along overhead utility lines or fences.

Dealing With Roof Rat Problems


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Control of roof rat damage in agriculture represents yet another scenario. The most common rat in the area is the Norway rat. Roof rats are not accomplished swimmers and are not usually found in sewers. Their use for roof rats is limited to control within structures because roof rats rarely produce burrows. Roof rats can also enter openings in walls, eaves and roof from the branches of trees. Roof rats are more aerial than Norway rats in their habitat selection and often live in trees or on vine-covered fences. Indoor nests usually are constructed in insulation such as in attics. A new second-generation anticoagulant, difethialone, is presently being developed and EPA registration is anticipated in the near future. 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. In some agricultural areas, roof rats cause significant losses of tree crops such as citrus and avocados and, to a lesser extent, walnuts, almonds, and other nuts. This is a great supplementary treatment to trapping when you are dealing with larger rodent populations, or for outdoor populations.

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Rodent-proofing against roof rats usually requires more time to find entry points than for Norway rats because of their greater climbing ability. Droppings - Roof Rat droppings are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length, capsule shaped, with blunt ends. In some situations in which the rats have been eliminated, cats that are good hunters may prevent reinfestation. Sounds Noises produced by scurrying rats, scratching in the walls or other noises from nest building may tip off the property owner to a rat problem. Bait blocks are easy to place in small areas and difficult-to-reach locations out of the way of children, pets, and nontarget species. Rats usually begin searching for food shortly after sunset. Read this article about how are rats getting in for more info. Trichinosis may be contracted through eating undercooked meat of animals that have fed on rats.