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.
Roof rats can be controlled with the same baits used for Norway rats.
They lead you to believe there is no other rat control solution.
Once you know the location of the rats, you can set traps or place bait.
Roof rats are highly adaptable.
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.
Rat treatment involves both non-chemical and chemical methods.
Burrows Or Nests Holes in the ground around foundations, plus nests in attics or trees are evidence of a rat problem.
They usually don't leave the attic for very long.
You will never solve a rat problem until you find all of these openings, and seal them shut with steel, which rats are unable to chew through.
Wire-mesh, live traps (Tomahawk®, Havahart®) are available for trapping rats.
Rats are nocturnal and are not commonly seen.
Monitor the situation.
The advantages of trapping when compared to baiting include: 1) Trapping does not require the use of harmful poisons; 2) Trapping allows the user to know whether the rat was killed, whereas with baiting the rat will wander off and die somewhere else; 3) Trapping eliminates odor problems by allowing you to dispose of the rat carcass.
Also, carry out a visual examination of the attic to find the holes they were using to get in and out of the attic.
For more detailed information, see Rodent-proof Construction and Exclusion Methods.
Traps should be placed flush with walls in areas of highest travel (as determined by Inspection).
Norway rats are common around human residences and industrial and commercial areas.
With lemons they may eat only the rind and leave the hanging fruit intact.
Setting a trap to collect a few specimens may be the only sure way to identify the rat or rats involved.
Your inspection process must include ladder work and climbing on a roof.
Their burrowing habitats include soil along building foundations, under woodpiles and other piles of debris.
Rats themselves - if you see one rat, there's a good chance there are a bunch more hiding in nests or burrows that you can't see.
Liquid baits may be an effective alternative in situations where normal baits are not readily accepted, especially where water is scarce or where rats must travel some distance to reach water.
These diseases often share similar symptoms, and medical professionals must perform the proper diagnoses.
Most information on this subject comes from populations confined in cages or outdoor pens.
Usually the peaks in breeding occur in the spring and fall.
It is unlikely, however, they will be any more effective for roof rats than for Norway rats.
Gnawing holes - Gnawing holes from Roof rats are about 2 inches or more in diameter and will have rough edges.
Proper ladder safety is a must, as is roof safety.
They do very well on feed provided for domestic animals such as swine, dairy cows, and chickens, as well as on dog and cat food.