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.

Can rats hurt you?


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  • Will a rat in the attic have a nest of babies?

  • Mice & Rats - How to Exterminate Them From Your Home

  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

Once established, they readily breed and thrive within buildings, just as Norway rats do. They have also been found living in sewer systems, but this is not common. Use proper garbage and refuse disposal containers and implement exterior sanitation programs. The only way to solve a rat or mouse problem is to find every last point of entry into the house, and seal it shut. In agricultural settings, weasels, foxes, coyotes, and other predators prey on roof rats, but their take is inconsequential as a population control factor. 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. Between 9 and 14 days, their eyes open, and they begin to explore for food and move about near their nest. Products sold as general animal repellents, based on taste and/or odor, are sometimes advertised to repel animals, including rats, from garbage bags. 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. The preferred habitat of Norway rats is just about anywhere people reside. Rickettsial Diseases - various forms of Typhus fall into this category and can also be carried by rat-borne parasites.

How to get rats out of the garage


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  • Rat Droppings

  • Do rats chew on wires? Why?

  • Baiting Tips for Roof Rats

Baiting - This method uses poisons, or rodenticides, to attract and kill rodents. In the third week they begin to take solid food. Glue boards will catch roof rats, but, like traps, they must be located on beams, rafters, and along other travel routes, making them more difficult to place effectively for roof rats than for Norway rats or house mice. They are usually a shiny black, but may vary according to diet. Females can breed year-round. Successful long-term rat control is not simple. In most instances, rats are very wary. The key is to control rat populations, not individual rats. Tracking powders are used much less often for roof rats than for Norway rats because roof rats frequent overhead areas within buildings. In tropical or semi tropical regions, the season may be nearly year-round. 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.

What are Rats?


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  • Rat Proofing

  • What are Rats?

  • How to get rats out of the garage

If you have heard noises in your walls or attic, chances are you have rats. They often eat all the pulp from oranges while the fruit is still hanging on the tree, leaving only the empty rind. Use proper garbage and refuse disposal containers and implement exterior sanitation programs. Mice can enter an opening as small as 3/8" wide. You will never solve a rat problem until you find all of these openings, and seal them shut with steel, which rats are unable to chew through. Roof rats are likely to found in coastal, near-coastal areas and port cities. When droppings are seen, it is a good practice to remove those droppings and later inspect to see whether new droppings were deposited. They have also been found living in sewer systems, but this is not common.