Livingston County, Michigan Roof Rat Removal

Livingston County, Michigan Rat Control Services

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Rodent entry elimination: We see many attempts by handymen, pest control companies, and Livingston 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 Livingston 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.

Biology of Black Rat


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  • Rat Proofing

  • Rat Proofing

  • Do rats have bones? How can they fit in such small holes?

This cost will vary a great deal, depending on how many repairs are needed, what part of the country you live in, how many rats are in the attic, how many service trips are necessary, if you need cleanup, etc. In sugarcane, they move into the field as the cane matures and feed on the cane stalks. Rodent-proofing against roof rats usually requires more time to find entry points than for Norway rats because of their greater climbing ability. For a one-time fee, we trap and remove all rats, and identify and reconstruct all rat entry points. This cost will vary a great deal, depending on how many repairs are needed, what part of the country you live in, how many rats are in the attic, how many service trips are necessary, if you need cleanup, etc. For more detailed information, see Rodent-proof Construction and Exclusion Methods. If you're not experienced in setting them, you may have some problems, so be careful. Roof rats can also enter openings in walls, eaves and roof from the branches of trees. Shooting is rarely effective by itself and should be done in conjunction with trapping or baiting programs. Resistance is of little consequence in the control of roof rats, especially with the newer rodenticides presently available. This cost will vary a great deal, depending on how many repairs are needed, what part of the country you live in, how many rats are in the attic, how many service trips are necessary, if you need cleanup, etc.

What are the types of rat snap traps?


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  • How to Get Rid of Rats

  • Information on Pack Rats and Roof Rats

  • Do rats attack human necks?

Bait stations are sometimes difficult to place for roof rat control because of the rodents’ overhead traveling characteristics. Some of the more important non-chemical methods are: Grease marks are produced as the rodent travels along an edge, and the oils in their fur are deposited. They are often found living on the second floor of a warehouse in which Norway rats occupy the first or basement floor. No chemical repellents are specifically registered for rat control. In most of our urban areas, Norway rats may be seen scurrying around after dark looking for food in garbage cans and other places where human refuse is found. Hantavirus - a potentially lethal virus if humans come in contact with rat urine or feces. In general, glue boards are more effective for house mice than for either of the rat species. Other indicators can include grease marks along surfaces as well as nests. They may eat vegetation, but prefer to meat or meat-related wastes. Norway rats are common around human residences and industrial and commercial areas.

Rat Diseases


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  • Humane rat traps

  • What are the types of rat snap traps?

  • Do I have Rats?

Pesticides must be registered for rat control by federal and/or state authorities and used in accordance with label directions. In most of our urban areas, Norway rats may be seen scurrying around after dark looking for food in garbage cans and other places where human refuse is found. For the characteristics of the various anticoagulant rodenticides see Norway Rats. Traps may be nailed to beams or studs and secured to pipes with wires. Bubonic plague was a scourge in Europe several times throughout history. The young are born in a nest about 21 to 23 days after conception. Tunnel boxes or bait boxes specially designed to expose a layer of toxic powder will reduce potential contamination problems and may actually increase effectiveness. Gnawing holes - Gnawing holes from Roof rats are about 2 inches or more in diameter and will have rough edges.