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.

Rat Proofing


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  • What if you are bitten by a rat

  • Clean Up and Damage Repair

  • What Are Rats?

The underside of the roof rat’s body is grayish to white. Using traps and other mechanical means to remove rats. Some of the more important non-chemical methods are: Their design makes them more rat-specific when used out-of-doors than ordinary snap traps that sometimes take birds. They are usually a shiny black, but may vary according to diet. The first step in controlling a roof rat infestation is to properly identify the rodents. While you are preventing future rat population growth through inspection, sanitation, and exclusion, you will also want to begin working towards elimination of the population that is already present through trapping and baiting. It is found in every state. Norway rats are also omnivores and will eat just about anything that is found near where humans discard food. A few instances of first-generation anticoagulant resistance have been reported in roof rats; although not common, it may be underestimated because so few resistance studies have been conducted on this species. If you need to hire professional help, you can call us.

Do rats dig holes? Do they burrow under houses? How deep?


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  • Rat Infestation

  • Do rats chew on wires? Why?

  • What is the best bait to trap a rat?

Most rats in attics enter via roof entry points - although they can get into the building a variety of ways. Listen for rat evidence, like their scurrying and running noises in the attic, and scratching in the walls. The key is to control rat populations, not individual rats. Seal any openings larger than ¼ inch with caulk, wood, mesh, or other appropriate materials. At present there are three rodenticides—zinc phosphide, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), and bromethalin—registered and available for roof rat control. Certain first-generation anticoagulants are registered as tracking powders for roof rat control; however, none of the second generation materials are so registered. For further information see Norway Rats. They may also enter through ill-fitted doors, windows, or screens, and air vents that are not in sound or working order. Roof rats are omnivores and will feed on many types of vegetation such as fruits, grains, seeds and grocery produce. Strip and destroy all unwanted fruit when the harvest period is over. Store pet food in sealed containers and do not leave it out at night.

Do rats bite humans in their sleep?


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  • How to Stop Roof Rat Damage

  • Baiting Tips for Mice

  • Do rats destroy insulation in an attic?

Their burrowing habitats include soil along building foundations, under woodpiles and other piles of debris. 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. Rats leave the attic during the night, to go out and forage for water and food. Rats have been plaguing humans for centuries, famous for their continuously-growing sharp teeth, their desire for human food, their tendency to get into homes and buildings and create nests and their health problems - rats are the essence of a pest. The only way to solve a rat or mouse problem is to find every last point of entry into the house, and seal it shut. Because of the diseases they can carry, you should also check up on the equipment that you will need to safely trap the rats without any risk to your health. Rat droppings are small, dark, cylindrically shaped, and are about one-half inch to three-fourths inch long with blunt ends. Visual sightings of live or dead rodents indicate rodent activity.