Macomb County, Sterling Heights Rat Control Situation:
hello david, my name is Jeff from Oakland County michigan, I recently caught a rat in my garage and I have noticed that I have one , maybe more in the house at the retainer wall in the basement. I found out that they are entering from the garage from the wall, which they ate through and came into the house in another corner of the garage. What would be my first step in getting rid of them. How do I know how many I have? If I cut off the food supply and water will they leave? I noticed that they were going for my dogs biscuts when I found chewed up biscuts in the basement. What is the best way to contain them until I can get them out of my house? What is the best product to use to close off the holes so I don't get any more back? Can they get into the duck work in the house? We have a 1 mth only baby here, what are the precautions to take to ensure her safety? I am going through an inspection tomorrow and closing off any holes I see that is about the size of a quarter. I am doing an attic inspection, what should I look for? Do I have to lift the instilation? I have traps set but haven't noticed any activity by the traps and the poison I put out, is it possibly they left the home? Is there any services that will help since we can't afford a lot and the quote I got was approximately 4500.00? If they are in the basement wall how likely will it be that they go up to the second floor of the house? What do I look for to know whether they were there or not? Any help you can give me I would greatly appreciate it. And if you can get back to me as soon as possible that would be great also. Thank you, Jeff
My response: They won't attack your baby. No way to know how many there are, but it doesn't really matter, the treatment is the same whether there is 1 or 100. You need to use metal flashing or steel mesh to seal the holes shut. $4500 is very high! What company quoted you that? I may know a cheaper company in your area.
thank you think the prob is fixed i took care of the food sourse and closed up all the holes around the house.i also still have traps still set up around the house plus put some stuff around the house outside and the yard that if they smell it or tastes it it detours them so far nothing think it left no noise or activity. think i scared it off.
Sterling Heights Rat Control Tip of The Week
How Can I Get Rid Of A Rat In My Bedroom?
Fill In Gaps And Cracks:
It's likely that there could be areas across your bedroom where rats can easily enter into your home. This could mean filling in cracks and gaps along the baseboard of your room or at the top of your room where the ceiling meets it. Filling in these gaps and cracks will make sure that a rat cannot enter and leave freely.
If you regularly keep old plates and food in your bedroom it is important to remove these items and clean up your room as quickly as possible. More areas for rats to hide and more food sources will make sure that a rat will continually go back to that room.
Trim Overhanging Branches:
If you have branches that overhang to a window in your bedroom or hang close to the roof of your bedroom, you should trim them back as this can be a perfect way that rats can access your property.
Set Traps That Are Not Dangerous To Pets:
It's likely that you still want to have your pets in your bedroom so you will need to use a trap that is safe for your room and that will also be widely effective at catching rats. Making sure that you are using a safe trap to remove a rat is a great way to capture an animal that has been getting into your bedroom. Rats can spread poison easily so you should never consider using a poison trap, especially in the bedroom.
Remove Nesting Material Often:
If you find nesting material around your bedroom or in the walls, make sure that you are removing it often to discourage rats from breeding and setting up for a long time in your room.