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.

Rat Diseases


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  • Rat Diseases

  • Do rats carry rabies?

  • Information on Pack Rats and Roof Rats

Its worldwide geographic distribution suggests that it is much more suited to tropical and semitropical climates. If you're not experienced in setting them, you may have some problems, so be careful. Please also read the section on Sanitation, as it is an important consideration in rodent control. Young rats generally cannot be trapped until about 1 month old. The commercially available, expanded plastic treadle traps, such as the Victor Professional Rat Trap, are particularly effective if properly located in well-traveled paths. If the food is in an exposed area and too large to be eaten quickly, but not too large to be moved, they will usually carry it to a hiding place before eating it. Any reputable nuisance wildlife company will have spent money on licensing, liability insurance, and a host of other business expenses. Fur is smooth. They may eat the bark of smaller citrus branches and girdle them. Norway rats are usually active at dusk or during the night and are inactive during daylight hours. Burrows Or Nests Holes in the ground around foundations, plus nests in attics or trees are evidence of a rat problem.

Is it legal for me to trap a rat?


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  • Check Your Attic!

  • DIY Rat Extermination

  • Does car insurance cover rat damage?

Generally, Roof rats stay within 100 miles inland. Signs Of An Infestation. Setting a trap to collect a few specimens may be the only sure way to identify the rat or rats involved. In some situations in which the rats have been eliminated, cats that are good hunters may prevent reinfestation. 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. Roof Rats are predominate in coastal areas. There's nothing fun about finding rats around your home or property. 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. Sounds in the attic are often the first indication of the presence of roof rats in a residence. For further information see Norway Rats.

Types of Rats


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  • Building Inspection and Rat-Proofing

  • Rat Infestation

  • How to Make a Rat Trap

A preferred categorization would be “anticoagulants” and “non-anticoagulants” or “other rodenticides. Rats contaminating food or food preparation surfaces can transmit food poisoning. Floor drains and sewer pipes should have tight-fitting grates with openings less than 1/4 inch in diameter. Store pet food in sealed containers and do not leave it out at night. 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. At birth they are hairless, and their eyes are closed. You don't want to over-pay of course. This type of rat control service does not ever solve the problem.