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
Why Do Pest Control Companies Do A Bad Job With Poisons When It Comes To Removing Rats?
Aside from not being able to get all the rats, there are many reasons why we don't feel satisfied when a pest control company uses poison in removing rats. At times, things end up worse than they were, with other issues coming up. Using poison on rats brings about more jobs for you as a homeowner.
Think of the poisoned rats that die in the open - what happened to them? The poisons used by pest control companies lead to massive internal bleeding. The affected rodents often end up bleeding out and dying anywhere the poison takes full effect. Imagine getting rid of the rat, and later having to deal with a bloody rat lying on your kitchen counter or your carpet?
This makes you feel like the pest control company has done an incomplete job. You will be forced to put on your gloves, grab a collection tool, and a plastic bag to collect the dead rats.
Aside from that, there might be some blood splotches to clean up. This needs to be done properly, as they pose a health risk to the household. After going through all this, you are faced with the problem of how to safely get rid of the bag - having a dead and decaying rat in your dumpster may bring other kinds of pests. You end the rat infestation with poison only to start a different problem with different pests.
Aside from the stress that comes with cleaning up after a dead rat, what happens if the rat does not eat the pest control company's poison? They can't force the rats to eat it.
When the rats do not eat these poisons, it can harm anything else that comes in contact with it including, children, pets, and other wildlife creatures.
Using rat poison as a method to remove rats leaves you wondering, is such a precarious pest control method worth it?