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.

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


rodent poop identification

  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

  • What animals do rats kill?

  • Is it legal for me to trap a rat?

Also, Norway rats may prey upon fish, poultry, mice, birds, small reptiles and amphibians. Lights (flashing or continuously on) may repel rats at first, but rats will quickly acclimate to them. It actually makes it worse, because the rats are multiplying, dying, defecating, destroying insulation, chewing wires and chewing air ducts, while you wait for your next service. Tracks - Outdoors, the runways of Roof rats appear smooth, well packed, and free of vegetations. 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. The Norway rat is generally considered the most important rat in the United States. Rodent-proofing against roof rats usually requires more time to find entry points than for Norway rats because of their greater climbing ability. In homes, the attic and garage rafters close to the infestation are the best trapping sites. If you have rats in your home, it's very important to do the job right the first time! I have seen dozens and dozens of cases of nightmare scenarios over many years, in which homeowners have paid pest control companies for a monthly contract that never ends. Rats that are captured should be humanely destroyed and not released elsewhere because of their role in disease transmission, damage potential, and detrimental effect on native wildlife. Only after you've sealed the openings shut, you should start trapping and removal.

Rat Infestation


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  • What Do Rats Eat?

  • Building Inspection and Rat-Proofing

  • Is it legal for me to trap a rat?

There are two basic methods of rat population reduction: These rodents have been known to consume tree bark, meat and grain. Always be sure that fresh bait is available continuously until rats stop feeding. These rodents have been known to consume tree bark, meat and grain. Females can breed year-round. Rat treatment involves both non-chemical and chemical methods. Rats (especially Roof rats) are wary of new objects, new foods or changed in environment. The elimination of food and water through good warehouse sanitation can do much to reduce rodent infestation. Use proper garbage and refuse disposal containers and implement exterior sanitation programs. Rats are easier to exclude than mice because rats a typically larger. Urine Stains & Odors - Rodent urine deposited on rodent runways appear as a line of fine drops or streaks under an ultraviolet flashlight, or black light tool.

Rat Repellents


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  • Rat Diseases

  • Do rats dig holes? Do they burrow under houses? How deep?

  • What animals do rats kill?

In rare instances, isolated populations are found in areas not within their normal distribution range in the United States. In most of our urban areas, Norway rats may be seen scurrying around after dark looking for food in garbage cans and other places where human refuse is found. They are particularly useful for house mouse control in situations where other methods seem less appropriate. At about 3 months of age they are completely independent of the mother and are reproductively mature. Usually the peaks in breeding occur in the spring and fall. 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. Adult females are able to reproduce at 3-5 months old, can produce up to five litters each year with about 5-8 young in each litter. Both roof rats and Norway rats have a well-developed sense of smell and are wary of new things that are introduced into their home range.