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.
Touch is an important sense in rats.
Body is smaller and sleeker than the Norway rat’s.
All anticoagulants provide excellent roof rat control when prepared in acceptable baits.
Mating may occur year round in locations where the environmental conditions are sufficient.
They prefer to consume fruits (sometimes referred to as the “fruit rat” or “citrus rat”) and nuts, although roof rats are omnivorous and will feed on almost anything available to them.
Control of roof rat damage in agriculture represents yet another scenario.
They move faster than Norway rats and are very agile climbers, which enables them to quickly escape predators.
Lethal control often combines the use of rodenticides with non-toxic control measures such as snap traps or glue boards.
The underside of the roof rat’s body is grayish to white.
They are sometimes found living in rice fields or around poultry or other farm buildings as well as in industrial sites where food and shelter are available.
Killing the rats may not be the best answer (it is not as simple as just exterminating them all) .
You hear the scratching rodents in your attic at night, correct? So you might assume that the rats are entering your attic at night.
In residences where rats may be living in the attic and feeding outdoors, the damage may be restricted to tearing up insulation for nesting or gnawing electrical wiring.
Rodent-proofing against roof rats usually requires more time to find entry points than for Norway rats because of their greater climbing ability.
Presently, only one such modified trap is commercially available.
These rats are primarily active at night.
See Rat Trapping Tips and Rat Baiting Tips.
Rats rely more on their keen senses of smell, taste, touch, and hearing than on vision.
The Norway rat is also called brown rat, house rat, sewer rat, and wharf rat.
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.
Anticoagulant paraffin-type bait blocks provide an alternative to bait stations containing pelleted or loose cereal bait.
Care must be exercised to ensure that baits are properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed.
Indoor nests usually are constructed in insulation such as in attics.
Becomes sexually mature between two and five months, producing four to six litters per year that consist of six to eight young each.
These rodents have been known to consume tree bark, meat and grain.
Raisins, prunes, peanut butter, nutmeats, and gumdrops make good baits and are often better than meat or cat food baits.
Once established, they readily breed and thrive within buildings, just as Norway rats do.
They may live in trees, such as palm, or in attics, and climb down to a food source.
They may try to sell you poison stations for exterior rat control, however the rats only find their way back into your attic or walls to die.
While they may not kill the stalk outright, secondary organisms generally invade and reduce the sugar quality.