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
Can Rats Chew Through The Ceiling?
Rats Are Adept At Climbing:
Rats can fit through surprisingly small spaces and they are extremely adept climbers, it may not take long for a rat to make its way up to the ceiling and then to continue burrowing through the ceiling in an effort to make a nest.
Rats Have Powerful Teeth:
Rats have the ability to chew through almost anything. Certain varieties of brown rats are able to bite through cinderblocks and light concrete. Rather than facing rats that could potentially wreck your ceiling, it's wise to stop them before they have a chance to cause structural damage.
Rats Often Spend Time In Attics:
Rats like to spend time in attics because it can often give them quick access to the outside world. Chewing through the ceiling is a likely consideration because rats are likely to be spending time at the top of your home. Rats like to hide out in attics where they may not be disturbed and this will regularly lead to the chance that a rat could chew through your ceiling quite quickly.
Rats Make Short Work Of Items Like Drywall:
Because the majority of ceilings are made out of drywall and plaster, a rat can chew through these areas quite quickly. You could have a rat making its way through your ceiling tiles within just a matter of minutes and this can be potentially dangerous for the structural integrity of your home.
Rats Want To Be Where It's Warm:
It's likely that a rat will always be directed towards the ceiling as they want to be in an area where it's warm to raise their young. Because rats can breed so quickly and because they are likely to need access to a warm roof spot, you may find rats naturally gnawing through your ceiling.