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
What Are The Different Sounds Rats Make When They Are In Your Home?
The sound of chittering is often the sound of a rat chomping or grinding their teeth against building materials in your home. This type of behavior is fairly common for rats to sharpen their teeth as well as for nest construction. If you find that a rat in your home is making a chittering noise, this could be an indication that they are building a nest and ready to have children.
Hissing noise is often the sound of a rat in danger or a rat that is angry. Rats can be extremely territorial and if they are in an area of another rat that has a nest or they encounter a family pet there's a chance that they could hiss. If you approach a rat and hear a hissing sound, a rat could be simply trying to assert its dominance over you.
Squeaking is often a communication method that is used between rats. The process of squeaking is fairly common in mice as well as in rats. The squeaking sound can be an indication that a rat is content and it is also a fairly common way to identify rats that could be in the walls or in close areas to your location. It's often difficult to hear a squeaking sound but if you have several rats in your home it can be easier to pick up as they start to move through the walls.
Rustling sounds are often the process of nest construction and these can happen outside the home or inside the home as a rat drags materials to build a nest. If you notice the sound of rustling, it is crucial that you consider contacting a pest professional as you could be facing rats that are reproducing.