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.

Baiting Tips for Roof Rats


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However, when a Norway rat population grows so large that competition from other rats for food, water and harborage increases, some members of the rat community may seek to find new areas to colonize during the daytime. If you're not experienced in setting them, you may have some problems, so be careful. 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. The great adaptability of rats to human-created environments and the high fertility rate of rats make for quick recuperation of their populations. They move faster than Norway rats and are very agile climbers, which enables them to quickly escape predators. One of the more common techniques for bait use is to place the bait formulation in a tamper proof rodent bait station that protects the bait from accidental exposure to non-target animals or people. Their tails are longer than the rest of their body and are uniformly dark colored. Roof rats range along the lower half of the East Coast and throughout the Gulf States upward into Arkansas. Wire-mesh, live traps (Tomahawk®, Havahart®) are available for trapping rats. For best results, try several baits to find out which one rats consume most. They may eat vegetation, but prefer to meat or meat-related wastes.

Clean Up and Damage Repair


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Then the rats should be trapped and removed. Roof rats usually require water daily, though their local diet may provide an adequate amount if it is high in water content. Roof rats have hairless, scaly tails that are longer than their heads and bodies. This is a great supplementary treatment to trapping when you are dealing with larger rodent populations, or for outdoor populations. Rat densities (numbers of rats in a given area) are determined primarily by the suitability of the habitat—the amount of available nutritional and palatable food and nearby protective cover (shelter or harborage). Rats contaminating food or food preparation surfaces can transmit food poisoning. 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. Sometimes they transmit the disease directly by contaminating food with their urine or feces. Read more about what rats eat. Severe pruning and/or removal of certain ornamentals are often required to obtain a degree of lasting rat control. They are constantly exploring surroundings and notice changes and are suspicious by nature.

Baiting Tips for Roof Rats


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Unfortunately, the rat’s great adaptability to varying environmental conditions can sometimes make this information elusive. Roof Rats are commonly called black rats and are smaller than Norway rats. Because roof rats are fast and agile, they are not easy prey for mammalian or avian predators. Tunnel boxes or bait boxes specially designed to expose a layer of toxic powder will reduce potential contamination problems and may actually increase effectiveness. All anticoagulants provide excellent roof rat control when prepared in acceptable baits. Burrows Or Nests Holes in the ground around foundations, plus nests in attics or trees are evidence of a rat problem. Where label instructions permit, small blocks can be placed or fastened on rafters, ledges, or even attached to tree limbs, where they are readily accessible to the arboreal rats. Rats usually begin searching for food shortly after sunset.