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.

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  • Can rats hurt you?

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Rats contaminating food or food preparation surfaces can transmit food poisoning. Females can breed year-round. Rats are responsible for the spread of many diseases. Raisins, prunes, peanut butter, nutmeats, and gumdrops make good baits and are often better than meat or cat food baits. Droppings are another good indicator of roof rat activity. Traditional baiting or trapping on the ground or floor may intercept very few roof rats unless bait and/or traps are placed at the very points that rats traverse from above to a food resource. Their burrowing habitats include soil along building foundations, under woodpiles and other piles of debris. They are often found living on the second floor of a warehouse in which Norway rats occupy the first or basement floor. Attach rat guards to overhead utility wires and maintain them regularly. Females can breed year-round. Trapping

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  • Are rats dangerous to cats, dogs, or other pets?

  • Are rats dangerous to cats, dogs, or other pets?

  • Do rats bite humans in their sleep?

The Norway rat is also called brown rat, house rat, sewer rat, and wharf rat. They are constantly exploring surroundings and notice changes and are suspicious by nature. Newer rodenticides are much more efficacious and have resulted in the phasing out of these older materials over the last 20 years. The most common rat in the area is the Norway rat. 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). For more info on general rat control, go to my main rat removal page, or my extensive instructional how to get rid of rats page. If you've sealed the house correctly, then you shouldn't trap any new rats after just the first three days. Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces. The long, sensitive whiskers (vibrissae) near their nose and the guard hairs on their body are used as tactile sensors. The muzzle of the roof rat is pointed and the overall appearance of the roof rat is much more streamlined and sleek looking than a Norway rat. Anticoagulants (slow-acting, chronic toxicants).

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  • Do rats bite humans in their sleep?

  • What if a rat got inside my house?

  • What if a rat got inside my house?

There is often a correlation between rat problems and the keeping of dogs, especially where dogs are fed outdoors. Roof rats are likely to found in coastal, near-coastal areas and port cities. However, the complexity in mode of action of newer materials makes these classifications outdated. Urine Stains & Odors - Rodent urine deposited on rodent runways appear as a line of fine drops or streaks under an ultraviolet flashlight, or black light tool. Roof rats leave a hind foot track of about 3/4-1 inch. Specifications may vary depending on bait manufacturer even though the active ingredient may be the same. The adequate inspection of a large facility for the presence and location of roof rats often requires a nighttime search when the facility is normally shut down. Roof rats can also nest on the ground if necessary.