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.

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  • Do rats chew on wires? Why?

  • Do rats dig holes? Do they burrow under houses? How deep?

  • Do rats dig holes? Do they burrow under houses? How deep?

This type of rat control service does not ever solve the problem. Roof rats have hairless, scaly tails that are longer than their heads and bodies. They may live in the landscaping of one residence and feed at another. Overhead trap sets are particularly useful for roof rats. Also, Norway rats may prey upon fish, poultry, mice, birds, small reptiles and amphibians. Some of the first-generation anticoagulants (pindone and warfarin) are available as soluble rodenticides from which water baits can be prepared. Rats can also transmit rat bite fever through bacteria in their mouth. Roof rats are also food hoarders, stashing supplies of food such as seeds and nuts. Make sure that all doors, windows and screens fit tightly in their frames and repair those that do not. Anticoagulant paraffin-type bait blocks provide an alternative to bait stations containing pelleted or loose cereal bait. At about 3 months of age they are completely independent of the mother and are reproductively mature.

Rat Infestation

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  • Do rats bite humans in their sleep?

  • Check Your Attic!

  • Rodent Proofing For Fall

Urine Stains & Odors - Rodent urine deposited on rodent runways appear as a line of fine drops or streaks under an ultraviolet flashlight, or black light tool. Their use for roof rats is limited to control within structures because roof rats rarely produce burrows. Also, be careful when setting snap traps. If you have heard noises in your walls or attic, chances are you have rats. In rare instances, isolated populations are found in areas not within their normal distribution range in the United States. Grease marks are produced as the rodent travels along an edge, and the oils in their fur are deposited. These can be identified by the brown smudges of grease that comes from the rat's fur, and should all be sealed to prevent future rat infestations in the attic. Certain first-generation anticoagulants are registered as tracking powders for roof rat control; however, none of the second generation materials are so registered. However, a few differences must be taken into account. Traditional baiting or trapping on the ground or floor may intercept very few roof rats unless bait and/or traps are placed at the very points that rats traverse from above to a food resource. Many rats may cache or hoard considerable amounts of solid food, which they eat later.

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  • Are rats dangerous to cats, dogs, or other pets?

  • Do rats chew on wires? Why?

  • Rat Infestation

Cage trapping is often considered to be the most humane way of dealing with an animal problem, and certainly when it comes to larger animals it is fair to say that it can be effective. Monitor the situation. In a human environment, the rodents will consume almost any food to which they have access. No chemical repellents are specifically registered for rat control. Mice can enter an opening as small as 3/8" wide. Proper ladder safety is a must, as is roof safety. Also, be careful when setting snap traps. Norway rats are common around human residences and industrial and commercial areas.