Genesee County, Michigan Rat Removal

Genesee County, Michigan Rat Control Services

rats traps

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.

rat like rodents

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 Droppings


rat bite symptoms

  • Rat Droppings

  • Dealing With Roof Rat Problems

  • Rat Infestation

Rats usually begin searching for food shortly after sunset. Roof rats entering homes are generally found in raised or secure enclosures such as walls, cabinets, attics, and false ceilings. Rat treatment involves both non-chemical and chemical methods. Rats that are captured should be humanely destroyed and not released elsewhere because of their role in disease transmission, damage potential, and detrimental effect on native wildlife. You might find holes in walls and wood. When rodent-proofing against roof rats, pay close attention to the roof and roof line areas to assure all accesses are closed. Rub Marks As rats move from one location to another, they stay close to vertical surfaces in their environment that they use to assist in their nightly navigation. Sounds Noises produced by scurrying rats, scratching in the walls or other noises from nest building may tip off the property owner to a rat problem. Rats may carry viruses such as Hantavirus and salmonella, and although they can also be a carrier of bubonic plague, that disease is not indigenous in the USA. Certain first-generation anticoagulants are registered as tracking powders for roof rat control; however, none of the second generation materials are so registered. Out-of-doors, roof rats may be present in low to moderate numbers with little sign in the way of tracks or droppings or runs and burrows.

Can rats hurt you?


rodent with hairy tail

  • Rat Proofing

  • What is the best bait to trap a rat?

  • Clean Up and Damage Repair

They have coarse, brown fur, with lighter fur on the undersides. You don't want to over-pay of course. Rats can also transmit rat bite fever through bacteria in their mouth. How to Control Rat Situations and Infestations. Our professional wildlife professionals may not show you how to kill the rats but instead use rat repellents, rat fumigants and rat trapping systems to ensure the effectiveness of the rat control method, without physically harming the rats. It is unlikely, however, they will be any more effective for roof rats than for Norway rats. Sometimes they transmit the disease directly by contaminating food with their urine or feces. They lead you to believe there is no other rat control solution. Like the Norway rat, the roof rat is implicated in the transmission of a number of diseases to humans, including murine typhus, leptospirosis, salmonellosis (food poisoning), rat-bite fever, and plague. Leptospirosis - a disease transmitted from contact with rat urine that is serious enough to cause humans to bleed in the lungs. 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.

Do rats bite sleeping babies?


wild baby rat

  • Do I have Rats?

  • What Are Rats?

  • Can rats swim? Do they drown?

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 droppings are small, dark, cylindrically shaped, and are about one-half inch to three-fourths inch long with blunt ends. Also, roof rats are likely to consume insects. They are considered to be color-blind, responding only to the degree of lightness and darkness of color. Resistance is of little consequence in the control of roof rats, especially with the newer rodenticides presently available. Check the traps periodically, remove any dead trapped rats, and reset the traps. Listen for rat evidence, like their scurrying and running noises in the attic, and scratching in the walls. Traps should be placed flush with walls in areas of highest travel (as determined by Inspection).