Rodent Exterminator Clayton MI

Clayton Rat Removal

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We offer commercial roof rat removal services in Clayton, FL for large and small buildings. There is literally no pest or rodent problem that we can not solve. We truly care about finding every entry point so if we find an opening we document it well. You have find more information on our blog concerning pests and pest control procedures, which covers residential rat trapping as well. The work we provide today will last years years, we don’t simply put down a rodent treatment and hope you call us back.

Wild rodents can cause home damage, contaminate food, and cause illness in people and pets.  Rodent infestations are more likely to occur when events, such as flooding, displace them. To avoid rodent infestation, remove potential rodent food and water sources and store food for people and pets in sealed containers. Clear away debris and other material that rodents can hide in.  Safely clean up rodent droppings, urine and nesting areas, always wearing gloves and spraying material with disinfectant until thoroughly soaked before attempting to remove or clean.

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Roof Rat Removal in Clayton –

Do rats make good pets?

What are Rats?

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  • Types of Rats

  • Rat Diseases

  • Do cats keep rats away?

Sometimes they transmit the disease directly by contaminating food with their urine or feces. Dense shrubbery, vine-covered trees and fences, and vine ground cover make ideal harborage for roof rats. The wildlife operator will seal shut all the rat entry points, and that's the ONLY way to solve a rat problem forever. In rare instances, isolated populations are found in areas not within their normal distribution range in the United States. Statisticians estimate that rats destroy 20 percent of the world's food supply every year by feeding, and indirectly through contamination. Disturbances such as habitat modifications should be avoided until the population is under control. For further information see Norway Rats. Trapping

Can rats hurt you?

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  • How to get rats out of the garage

  • Clean Up and Damage Repair

  • Building Inspection and Rat-Proofing

Attach rat guards to overhead utility wires and maintain them regularly. When everyone is asleep and the house is quiet, the rats can be heard scurrying about. Traps should be placed flush with walls in areas of highest travel (as determined by Inspection). Roof Rats are commonly called black rats and are smaller than 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. Mating may occur year round in locations where the environmental conditions are sufficient. In most instances, rats are very wary. Interior and exterior sanitation to minimize available food and water that supports a rat population. Resistance is of little consequence in the control of roof rats, especially with the newer rodenticides presently available. A few baits are strong enough to cause death with a single feeding. These rodents have been known to consume tree bark, meat and grain.

What is the best bait to trap a rat?

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  • Shooting Rats

  • Baiting Tips for Mice

  • Shooting Rats

Read more about where rats live. Roof rats have a strong tendency to avoid new objects in their environment and this neophobia can influence control efforts, for it may take several days before they will approach a bait station or trap. Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces. They need not be baited. If roof rats are seen exposed, it often indicates their hiding spaces are all filled by other rats or that they have been disturbed, such as by construction. The muzzle of the roof rat is pointed and the overall appearance of the roof rat is much more streamlined and sleek looking than a Norway rat. Some traps should be placed on the floor, but more should be placed above floor level (for example, on top of stacked commodities). There are several other types of lethal traps, including the crocodile trap, which has teeth that close on the rat, and even gas chamber traps. In tropical or semi tropical regions, the season may be nearly year-round. Norway rats are usually active at dusk or during the night and are inactive during daylight hours. The 5 to 8 young in the litter develop rapidly, growing hair within a week.

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