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.

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When everyone is asleep and the house is quiet, the rats can be heard scurrying about. These techniques include improving sanitation for the affected location, eliminating hiding places, exclusion and may also include lethal methods such as traps and rodenticides. Mating generally peaks in the warmer months of the year, but may occur year round in some areas. They may eat vegetation, but prefer to meat or meat-related wastes. You don't want to over-pay of course. Most of the states in the US interior are free of roof rats, but isolated infestations, probably stemming from infested cargo shipments, can occur. Rats may live up to three years, but a lifespan of one and a half years is more common. Rats leave the attic during the night, to go out and forage for water and food. Their design makes them more rat-specific when used out-of-doors than ordinary snap traps that sometimes take birds. In homes, the attic and garage rafters close to the infestation are the best trapping sites. Care must be exercised to ensure that baits are properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed.

Rodent Proofing For Fall


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  • Rat Diseases

Care must be exercised to ensure that baits are properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed. For more detailed information, see Rodent-proof Construction and Exclusion Methods. Attach rat guards to overhead utility wires and maintain them regularly. Sometimes they transmit disease indirectly, for example, when fleas first bite an infected rat, then a person. Shooting is rarely effective by itself and should be done in conjunction with trapping or baiting programs. Roof rats are likely to found in coastal, near-coastal areas and port cities. These rats are primarily active at night. The most commonly found rat pest in United States is the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus). Touch is an important sense in rats. In most of our urban areas, Norway rats may be seen scurrying around after dark looking for food in garbage cans and other places where human refuse is found. Most information on this subject comes from populations confined in cages or outdoor pens.

The Invasion Of Roof Rats


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Elsewhere, reports indicate that roof rats are slowly disappearing from localized areas for no apparent reason. Resistance is of little consequence in the control of roof rats, especially with the newer rodenticides presently available. 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. Taste perception of rats is good; once rats locate food, the taste will determine their food preferences. 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. 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 can squeeze into a hole the size of a quarter. They are sometimes found living in rice fields or around poultry or other farm buildings as well as in industrial sites where food and shelter are available.