Ingham County, Michigan Rat Removal

Ingham County, Michigan Rat Control Services

rodents in the walls

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.

where rats live

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.

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wild baby rat

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Some type of clean food can be used to entice the rats to the boxes, or the tracking powders can be used in conjunction with an anticoagulant bait, with both placed in the same station. Look for fresh droppings. Where anticoagulant resistance is known or suspected, the use of first-generation anticoagulants should be avoided in favor of the second-generation anticoagulants or one of the non anticoagulant rodenticides like bromethalin or cholecalciferol. Breeding seasons vary in different areas. Out-of-doors, roof rats may be present in low to moderate numbers with little sign in the way of tracks or droppings or runs and burrows. In food-storage facilities, the most prominent sign may be smudge marks, the result of oil and dirt rubbing off of their fur as they travel along their aerial routes. Scientists have noted that the roof rat’s long tail is adapted to enhance their ability to climb and functions to assists them in balancing. While you will not reasonably be able to compensate for every possible rodent entry, you can greatly reduce the ease of entry for rodents (and thereby, reduce the population size) by taking the following measures: Touch is an important sense in rats. Trap at left is modified by fastening a piece of cardboard to expand its trigger size (traps with expanded treadles can also be purchased from several manufacturers). At about 3 months of age they are completely independent of the mother and are reproductively mature.

What are the types of rat snap traps?


rat removal companies

  • What should I do with a rat after I catch it?

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  • Do rats carry rabies?

They need not be baited. Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces. Like Norway rats, they are omnivorous and, if necessary, will feed on almost anything. Products sold as general animal repellents, based on taste and/or odor, are sometimes advertised to repel animals, including rats, from garbage bags. Rats can also transmit rat bite fever through bacteria in their mouth. Rats usually begin searching for food shortly after sunset. 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. If rats are seen during the day that usually means a very large rodent population is nearby. However, the complexity in mode of action of newer materials makes these classifications outdated. When rodent-proofing against roof rats, pay close attention to the roof and roof line areas to assure all accesses are closed. When necessary, roof rats will travel considerable distances (100 to 300 feet [30 to 90 m]) for food.

Do rats carry rabies?


rats squeaking

  • What is the best bait to trap a rat?

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  • Rat Diseases

Read more about what rats eat. Becomes sexually mature between two and five months, producing four to six litters per year that consist of six to eight young each. Roof rats are prodigious breeders. Remove pre harvest fruits or nuts that drop in backyards. Resistance is of little consequence in the control of roof rats, especially with the newer rodenticides presently available. Pelleted or loose cereal anticoagulant baits are used extensively in tamper-resistant bait boxes or stations for a permanent baiting program for Norway rats and house mice. For the characteristics of the various anticoagulant rodenticides see Norway Rats. It is difficult to find suitable places to lay the tracking powder that will not create a potential problem of contaminating food or materials below the placement sites.