Macomb County, Michigan Rat Control

Macomb County, Michigan Rat Control Services

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

How to Stop Roof Rat Damage


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  • Do I have Rats?

  • Types of Rats

Should Norway rats infest a structure, they most likely will live in the basement or ground floor. Traps should be placed flush with walls in areas of highest travel (as determined by Inspection). It will get rid of the rats by making it difficult for them to enter the home or structure. This is a great supplementary treatment to trapping when you are dealing with larger rodent populations, or for outdoor populations. While rats can live in the walls, the kitchen, under the house, etc. the most common place for rats to inhabit in a house is the attic. It is found in every state. Most rats in attics enter via roof entry points - although they can get into the building a variety of ways. Severe pruning and/or removal of certain ornamentals are often required to obtain a degree of lasting rat control. The reproductive potential of one female Norway rat is about 50-60 young per year. Roof rats are highly adaptable. They are very strong, and can injure your fingers.

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Store pet food in sealed containers and do not leave it out at night. They are very strong, and can injure your fingers. Your inspection process must include ladder work and climbing on a roof. Roof rats have a strong tendency to avoid new objects in their environment and this neophobia can influence control efforts, for it may take several days before they will approach a bait station or trap. The social behavior of free-living roof rats is very difficult to study and, as a result, has received less attention than that of Norway rats. Because roof rats are fast and agile, they are not easy prey for mammalian or avian predators. Certain first-generation anticoagulants are registered as tracking powders for roof rat control; however, none of the second generation materials are so registered. Breeding seasons vary in different areas. Its worldwide geographic distribution suggests that it is much more suited to tropical and semitropical climates. Typically, 3 or more litters are produced annually. Therefore, the body oils on a rat’s fur gets deposited on corners and edges of walls and around holes and gaps they use to enter into a wall void.

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  • What should I do with a rat after I catch it?

The young may continue to nurse until 4 or 5 weeks old. Because roof rats are fast and agile, they are not easy prey for mammalian or avian predators. In the third week they begin to take solid food. Citrus trees, having very low hanging skirts, are more prone to damage because they provide rats with protection. Grease marks (from the oil and dirt of rats) often appear along walls next to runways. By this time they have learned what is good to eat by experimenting with potential food items and by imitating their mother. Roof rats are not accomplished swimmers and are not usually found in sewers. Interior and exterior sanitation to minimize available food and water that supports a rat population.