Livingston County, Michigan Rat Control Services
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.
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.
We provide the most extensive service and the best warranty plan in the industry.
Rat droppings are small, dark, cylindrically shaped, and are about one-half inch to three-fourths inch long with blunt ends.
Traps may be nailed to beams or studs and secured to pipes with wires.
Exclusion and sealing of sites greater than ½ inch (about the size of a dime) using screens, flashing, door sweeps and other materials to keep rats from entering a structure.
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.
They can transmit these diseases through physical contact, bites, by contamination or by fleas that are feeding on the rodent.
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.
Excellent climber that can often be found in the upper parts of structures.
Some type of clean food can be used to entice the rats to the boxes, or the tracking powders can be used in conjunction with an anticoagulant bait, with both placed in the same station.
Rodent-proofing against roof rats usually requires more time to find entry points than for Norway rats because of their greater climbing ability.
Remove pre harvest fruits or nuts that drop in backyards.
Without this knowledge, both time and money are wasted, and the chances of failure are increased.
Many rats may cache or hoard considerable amounts of solid food, which they eat later.
Rats (Rattus spp.
Droppings Rats produce a lot of feces and the presence of their fecal droppings is a surefire way to spot an infestation.
Trap at left is modified by fastening a piece of cardboard to expand its trigger size (traps with expanded treadles can also be purchased from several manufacturers).
For a one-time fee, we trap and remove all rats, and identify and reconstruct all rat entry points.
The most common rat in the area is the Norway rat.
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is transferred via inhalation of rodent urine, droppings or saliva.
While they may not kill the stalk outright, secondary organisms generally invade and reduce the sugar quality.
Our professional wildlife professionals may not show you how to kill the rats but instead use rat repellents, rat fumigants and rat trapping systems to ensure the effectiveness of the rat control method, without physically harming the rats.
Make sure that all doors, windows and screens fit tightly in their frames and repair those that do not.
Roof rats usually require water daily, though their local diet may provide an adequate amount if it is high in water content.
They have also been found living in sewer systems, but this is not common.
Females can breed year-round.
Signs Of An Infestation.
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.
In food-processing and storage facilities, they will feed on nearly all food items, though their food preferences may differ from those of Norway rats.
Some traps should be placed on the floor, but more should be placed above floor level (for example, on top of stacked commodities).
Some of the more important diseases associated with rats include Rat-Bite Fever and Leptospirosis.