Genesee County, Michigan Rat Removal

Genesee County, Michigan Rat Control Services

birds in attic noise

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.

baits for 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.

Rats: How to Get Rid of Rats for Good!


rat removal companies

  • What is the best bait to trap a rat?

  • Can Rats Chew Through Wires in a Car?

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

The product label is the law and dictates the product’s location of use and use patterns. Rats have acute hearing and can readily detect noises. Roof rats are omnivores and will feed on many types of vegetation such as fruits, grains, seeds and grocery produce. In sugarcane, they move into the field as the cane matures and feed on the cane stalks. They prefer gnawing on wood but may also damage property, electrical wiring, and food packaging. Mating generally peaks in the warmer months of the year, but may occur year round in some areas. 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. Using traps and other mechanical means to remove rats. They prefer to live in high places, but may live in a variety of environments. Eliminate vines growing on buildings and, when feasible, overhanging tree limbs that may be used as travel routes. Lights (flashing or continuously on) may repel rats at first, but rats will quickly acclimate to them.

Check Your Attic!


rats nest seattle

  • Rat Infestation

  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

  • Rat Proofing

Scratching sounds - if you hear gnawing and the sounds of scampering in the walls or around the house you might have rats. Just like Norway rats, roof rats destroy far more foodstuffs by contamination from feces and urine than from consumption. Roof rats are highly adaptable. Where legal and not hazardous, shooting of roof rats is effective at dusk as they travel along utility lines. Landscaped residential or industrial areas provide good habitat, as does riparian vegetation of riverbanks and streams. Between 9 and 14 days, their eyes open, and they begin to explore for food and move about near their nest. The social behavior of free-living roof rats is very difficult to study and, as a result, has received less attention than that of Norway rats. The young are able to breed before they are four months old. However, rats are a nuisance animal wherever you choose to release them, and they also have a particularly low rate of survival once they have been relocated, so in most cases using humane lethal traps will be the best way to deal with the infestation. In agricultural settings, weasels, foxes, coyotes, and other predators prey on roof rats, but their take is inconsequential as a population control factor. You hear the scratching rodents in your attic at night, correct? So you might assume that the rats are entering your attic at night.

Do rats leave the attic during the day?


what does a palm rat look like

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

  • Rodent Proofing For Fall

  • Rat Proofing

Rats are responsible for the spread of many diseases. Trapping is an effective alternative to pesticides and recommended in some situations. In agricultural settings, weasels, foxes, coyotes, and other predators prey on roof rats, but their take is inconsequential as a population control factor. Although roof rats have not yet been connected to HPS, everyone is advised to use caution when dealing with an infestation. The damage control methods used for roof rats are essentially the same as for Norway rats. The wildlife operator will seal shut all the rat entry points, and that's the ONLY way to solve a rat problem forever. Floor drains and sewer pipes should have tight-fitting grates with openings less than 1/4 inch in diameter. Citrus trees, having very low hanging skirts, are more prone to damage because they provide rats with protection.