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.

Check Your Attic!


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  • DIY Rat Extermination

  • How to Stop Roof Rat Damage

  • What if a rat got inside my house?

Pesticides must be registered for rat control by federal and/or state authorities and used in accordance with label directions. Using traps and other mechanical means to remove rats. In most instances, rats are very wary. Disturbances such as habitat modifications should be avoided until the population is under control. Another important treatment component is customer education so the customer understands the concepts of the proposed control program. Resistance is of little consequence in the control of roof rats, especially with the newer rodenticides presently available. In controlling roof rats with rodenticides, a sharp distinction must be made between control in and around buildings and control away from buildings such as in landfills and dumps, along drainage ditches and streams, in sewer water evaporation ponds, and in parks. POISON IS A HORRIBLE IDEA FOR MANY MANY REASONS - poison won't solve the problem, and it'll just create more problems. All anticoagulants provide excellent roof rat control when prepared in acceptable baits. If you need to hire professional help, you can call us. Nests and Burrows - check behind shelves, boxes, behind the fridge, anywhere that a rat might like to use as a hiding space.

The Invasion Of Roof Rats


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  • Shooting Rats

  • Dealing With Roof Rat Problems

  • Rat Infestation

Damage - a rat's teeth are constantly growing and that means they have to chew on hard things like wood to trim them back. Unless the suitability of the rat’s habitat is destroyed by modifying the landscaping, improving sanitation, and rat-proofing, control methods must be unrelenting if they are to be effective. Use enough traps to eliminate the rodents quickly. Becomes sexually mature between two and five months, producing four to six litters per year that consist of six to eight young each. They may eat the bark of smaller citrus branches and girdle them. There are still outbreaks of plague in the United States and around the world today. There is less tendency to see droppings, urine, or tracks on the floor in buildings because rats may live overhead between floors, above false ceilings, or in utility spaces, and venture down to feed or obtain food. They usually don't leave the attic for very long. In food-processing and food-storage facilities, roof rats do about the same type of damage as Norway rats, and damage is visually hard to differentiate. When practical, remove extraneous vegetation adjacent to the crop that may provide shelter for rats. The nature of damage to outdoor vegetation can often provide clues as to whether it is caused by the roof or Norway rat.

Mice & Rats - How to Exterminate Them From Your Home


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  • Rat Infestation

  • What can rats climb?

  • Rat Diseases

Bubonic Plague - the famous disease that nearly wiped out humanity during the Middle Ages was eventually traced back to parasites like fleas carried by rats. Rats may live up to three years, but a lifespan of one and a half years is more common. They can transmit these diseases through physical contact, bites, by contamination or by fleas that are feeding on the rodent. At birth they are hairless, and their eyes are closed. They have coarse, brown fur, with lighter fur on the undersides. There are holes all over - missing roof vent screens, plumbing stacks, gaps between the roof and fascia board, gaps in the siding, areas where pipes go into the house, etc. It is recommended for use in homes because, unlike with poison baits, there is no risk of a rat dying in an inaccessible place and creating an odor problem. For more detailed information, see Rodent-proof Construction and Exclusion Methods.