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.

Do rats bite humans in their sleep?


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  • Humane rat traps

  • What animals do rats kill?

  • What should I do with a rat after I catch it?

METHOD OF CONTROL: First of all, mothballs or ammonia won't make them leave, nor will ultrasonic sound emitters or strobe lights. It has often been said that Norway rats will displace roof rats whenever they come together, but the evidence is not altogether convincing. Once you are confident that you have caught all of the rats that are in the attic, then it will be time to check for any insulation or wires in the attic that need to be replaced, and for any nesting material to remove, and feces to clean up. Their tails are longer than the rest of their body and are uniformly dark colored. If you have heard noises in your walls or attic, chances are you have rats. 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. This is a great supplementary treatment to trapping when you are dealing with larger rodent populations, or for outdoor populations. Most of the states in the US interior are free of roof rats, but isolated infestations, probably stemming from infested cargo shipments, can occur. In some situations, pet food and poorly managed garbage may represent a major food resource. These kill traps are often baited with whole nuts and are most useful in trapping rats in trees. Roof Rats can enter homes and other structures through openings as small as ½ inch.

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  • Rat Diseases

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

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Various sounds that indicate rodent activity include gnawing, scratching, and digging noises. Most pest control companies set rat traps, perhaps squirt some flammable expansion foam at very obvious holes, and then put you on a monthly service to remove the rats that are still getting in to your home. They prefer gnawing on wood but may also damage property, electrical wiring, and food packaging. The traditional style snap traps are still among the best ways of dealing with a rat problem, and these are simple to set and bait, and you should look to place them in areas where the rats are active, so where you can see feces and smudges on the walls. They may live in trees, such as palm, or in attics, and climb down to a food source. The product label is the law and dictates the product’s location of use and use patterns. Use a powerful flashlight to spot rats and to determine travel routes for the best locations to set baits and traps. They often eat all the pulp from oranges while the fruit is still hanging on the tree, leaving only the empty rind. These diseases often share similar symptoms, and medical professionals must perform the proper diagnoses. They approach new food or object with caution. Anticoagulants (slow-acting, chronic toxicants).

What Are Rats?


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  • Dealing With Roof Rat Problems

  • Can Rats Chew Through Wires in a Car?

  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

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. Our pest management professionals (PMPs) practice all techniques involved in Integrated Pest Management for rodents. Disturbances such as habitat modifications should be avoided until the population is under control. They are considered to be color-blind, responding only to the degree of lightness and darkness of color. Some of the more important diseases associated with rats include Rat-Bite Fever and Leptospirosis. Using traps and other mechanical means to remove rats. Sometimes they transmit the disease directly by contaminating food with their urine or feces. Pesticides must be registered for rat control by federal and/or state authorities and used in accordance with label directions.