Ingham County, Michigan Rat Removal

Ingham County, Michigan Rat Control Services

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Rodent entry elimination: We see many attempts by handymen, pest control companies, and Ingham 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 Ingham 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.

Humane rat traps


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  • Do rats bite humans in their sleep?

  • Rat Proofing

  • Do rats destroy insulation in an attic?

Trapping They may also enter through ill-fitted doors, windows, or screens, and air vents that are not in sound or working order. They usually don't leave the attic for very long. The great adaptability of rats to human-created environments and the high fertility rate of rats make for quick recuperation of their populations. Our pest management professionals (PMPs) practice all techniques involved in Integrated Pest Management for rodents. When necessary, roof rats will travel considerable distances (100 to 300 feet [30 to 90 m]) for food. Grease marks are produced as the rodent travels along an edge, and the oils in their fur are deposited. The elimination of food and water through good warehouse sanitation can do much to reduce rodent infestation. Just like Norway rats, roof rats destroy far more foodstuffs by contamination from feces and urine than from consumption. They prefer to live in high places, but may live in a variety of environments. Wire-mesh, live traps (Tomahawk®, Havahart®) are available for trapping rats.

Check Your Attic!


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  • Biology of Black Rat

  • What if a rat got inside my house?

  • How to Make a Rat Trap

They prefer to consume fruits (sometimes referred to as the “fruit rat” or “citrus rat”) and nuts, although roof rats are omnivorous and will feed on almost anything available to them. Rats are easier to exclude than mice because rats a typically larger. If rats are seen during the day that usually means a very large rodent population is nearby. Rickettsial Diseases - various forms of Typhus fall into this category and can also be carried by rat-borne parasites. Some of the first-generation anticoagulants (pindone and warfarin) are available as soluble rodenticides from which water baits can be prepared. Roof rats are highly adaptable. Some traps should be placed on the floor, but more should be placed above floor level (for example, on top of stacked commodities). This is a great supplementary treatment to trapping when you are dealing with larger rodent populations, or for outdoor populations. Tracking powders play an important role in structural rodent control. They may eat the bark of smaller citrus branches and girdle them. There's nothing fun about finding rats around your home or property.

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  • Clean Up and Damage Repair

  • What are the types of rat snap traps?

  • Rat Repellents

They lead you to believe there is no other rat control solution. Please also read the section on Sanitation, as it is an important consideration in rodent control. However, they may sometimes also build nests in burrows. They are very strong, and can injure your fingers. In residences where rats may be living in the attic and feeding outdoors, the damage may be restricted to tearing up insulation for nesting or gnawing electrical wiring. You don't want to over-pay of course. Some of the more important non-chemical methods are: 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.