Macomb County, Michigan Rat Control Services
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.
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.
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.
Rats may live up to three years, but a lifespan of one and a half years is more common.
The underside of the roof rat’s body is grayish to white.
Roof rats are found in more temperate climates, since they do not do well in cooler temperatures.
For the characteristics of the various anticoagulant rodenticides see Norway Rats.
Roof rats are adept climbers and not surprisingly are apt to build their nests in locations above ground.
If rats are seen during the day that usually means a very large rodent population is nearby.
Historically, infected fleas have transmitted serious plagues from rats to humans.
Excellent climber that can often be found in the upper parts of structures.
Rats are responsible for the spread of many diseases.
Roof rats leave a hind foot track of about 3/4-1 inch.
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is transferred via inhalation of rodent urine, droppings or saliva.
In food-storage facilities, the most prominent sign may be smudge marks, the result of oil and dirt rubbing off of their fur as they travel along their aerial routes.
Scientists have noted that the roof rat’s long tail is adapted to enhance their ability to climb and functions to assists them in balancing.
Read more about where rats live.
However, rats are a nuisance animal wherever you choose to release them, and they also have a particularly low rate of survival once they have been relocated, so in most cases using humane lethal traps will be the best way to deal with the infestation.
Breeding seasons vary in different areas.
Specifications may vary depending on bait manufacturer even though the active ingredient may be the same.
Trapping is an effective alternative to pesticides and recommended in some situations.
Then the rats should be trapped and removed.
They are constantly exploring surroundings and notice changes and are suspicious by nature.
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.
In some situations in which the rats have been eliminated, cats that are good hunters may prevent reinfestation.
Fur is smooth.
They use their tails for balance while traveling along overhead utility lines.
Rat control requires an integrated approach that includes non-lethal tools such as careful inspections, upgraded sanitation, and rat-proofing structures.
At about 3 months of age they are completely independent of the mother and are reproductively mature.
No rat bait ingredient is universally highly acceptable, and regional differences are the rule rather than the exception.
Shooting is rarely effective by itself and should be done in conjunction with trapping or baiting programs.
Rats have been plaguing humans for centuries, famous for their continuously-growing sharp teeth, their desire for human food, their tendency to get into homes and buildings and create nests and their health problems - rats are the essence of a pest.