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 Repellents

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  • Clean Up and Damage Repair

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  • Is it legal for me to trap a rat?

Shooting is rarely effective by itself and should be done in conjunction with trapping or baiting programs. Roof rats are polygamous and group themselves into colonies of multiple males and females. 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. Some roof rat populations are skittish and will modify their travel routes and feeding locations if severely and frequently disturbed. No, they sleep in the attic all day. For further information see Norway Rats. Resistance is of little consequence in the control of roof rats, especially with the newer rodenticides presently available. Gnaw Marks Rat need to chew and gnaw on wood, plastic and other hard surfaces in order to keep their teeth chiseled down. When practical, remove extraneous vegetation adjacent to the crop that may provide shelter for rats. Females can breed year-round. All openings greater than 1/4" should be sealed to exclude mice.

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  • How to Stop Roof Rat Damage

  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

  • Do rats destroy insulation in an attic?

Roof rats prefer to nest in locations off of the ground and rarely dig burrows for living quarters if off-the-ground sites exist. Roof rats are highly adaptable. We provide the most extensive service and the best warranty plan in the industry. Some of the more important non-chemical methods are: Grease marks (from the oil and dirt of rats) often appear along walls next to runways. Most of the states in the US interior are free of roof rats, but isolated infestations, probably stemming from infested cargo shipments, can occur. Sightings & Sounds - Since rodents are nocturnal and live secretively under normal circumstances, you can be sure that regular daytime rodent sightings indicate a heavy infestation. Rat droppings are small, dark, cylindrically shaped, and are about one-half inch to three-fourths inch long with blunt ends. Sometimes rats get into the kitchen area and feed on stored foods. The latter two were ineffective for roof rats. These diseases often share similar symptoms, and medical professionals must perform the proper diagnoses.

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  • What can rats climb?

  • DIY Rat Extermination

  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

Bait stations are sometimes difficult to place for roof rat control because of the rodents’ overhead traveling characteristics. In homes, the attic and garage rafters close to the infestation are the best trapping sites. Some of the more important non-chemical methods are: Norway rats are also polygamous and form colonies of many males and females. Norway rats are also polygamous and form colonies of many males and females. They also feed on a variety of vegetative parts of ornamental and native plant materials. Roof Rats can enter homes and other structures through openings as small as ½ inch. Our pest management professionals (PMPs) practice all techniques involved in Integrated Pest Management for rodents.