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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  • Do I have Rats?

  • Baiting Tips for Roof Rats

  • Rat Infestation

These can be identified by the brown smudges of grease that comes from the rat's fur, and should all be sealed to prevent future rat infestations in the attic. Touch is an important sense in rats. Elsewhere, reports indicate that roof rats are slowly disappearing from localized areas for no apparent reason. However, the complexity in mode of action of newer materials makes these classifications outdated. Seal any openings larger than ¼ inch with caulk, wood, mesh, or other appropriate materials. Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces. Only after you've sealed the openings shut, you should start trapping and removal. Once established, they readily breed and thrive within buildings, just as Norway rats do. We service 99% of the USA. Raisins, prunes, peanut butter, nutmeats, and gumdrops make good baits and are often better than meat or cat food baits. By this time they have learned what is good to eat by experimenting with potential food items and by imitating their mother.

Dealing With Roof Rat Problems

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  • What is the best bait to trap a rat?

  • What Do Rats Eat?

  • Is it legal for me to trap a rat?

If rats are seen during the day that usually means a very large rodent population is nearby. Check the repairs you've done, to make sure no new areas have been chewed open. Roof rats can be controlled with the same baits used for Norway rats. Bait stations are sometimes difficult to place for roof rat control because of the rodents’ overhead traveling characteristics. A new second-generation anticoagulant, difethialone, is presently being developed and EPA registration is anticipated in the near future. Elsewhere, reports indicate that roof rats are slowly disappearing from localized areas for no apparent reason. There is less tendency to see droppings, urine, or tracks on the floor in buildings because rats may live overhead between floors, above false ceilings, or in utility spaces, and venture down to feed or obtain food. Rats may live up to three years, but a lifespan of one and a half years is more common. They can transmit these diseases through physical contact, bites, by contamination or by fleas that are feeding on the rodent. Norway rats are common around human residences and industrial and commercial areas. However, they may sometimes also build nests in burrows.

Rat Proofing

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  • Rodent Proofing For Fall

  • What if a rat got inside my house?

  • How to Stop Roof Rat Damage

There are two basic methods of rat population reduction: Rats contaminating food or food preparation surfaces can transmit food poisoning. Trapping is the preferred method of indoor control. In food-processing and food-storage facilities, roof rats do about the same type of damage as Norway rats, and damage is visually hard to differentiate. However, when a Norway rat population grows so large that competition from other rats for food, water and harborage increases, some members of the rat community may seek to find new areas to colonize during the daytime. Read more about where rats live. Roof rats will often move into sugarcane and citrus groves. Where label instructions permit, small blocks can be placed or fastened on rafters, ledges, or even attached to tree limbs, where they are readily accessible to the arboreal rats.