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.
The first and most crucial thing is to inspect the house and find all possible entry holes, and before starting any trapping, carry out repairs and seal the attic so the rats can't get in again.
The first step in controlling a roof rat infestation is to properly identify the rodents.
Monitor the situation.
A rat does not want to be exposed to danger outside for very long! If you think you can just seal shut the entry holes into the house during the daylight when they are outside, that is incorrect.
Proper ladder safety is a must, as is roof safety.
It is unlikely, however, they will be any more effective for roof rats than for Norway rats.
It will get rid of the rats by making it difficult for them to enter the home or structure.
These tactics have been ruled fraudulent by the FTC, and they DO NOT WORK.
If you've sealed the house correctly, then you shouldn't trap any new rats after just the first three days.
That is very costly! Do the job ONCE by a wildlife operator, NOT A PEST CONTROL COMPANY, get it done, and you'll be rat-free forever.
If you're not experienced in setting them, you may have some problems, so be careful.
Some of the more important diseases associated with rats include Rat-Bite Fever and Leptospirosis.
Your inspection process must include ladder work and climbing on a roof.
By this time they have learned what is good to eat by experimenting with potential food items and by imitating their mother.
Exclusion is an important rodent control technique.
Parks with natural and artificial ponds, or reservoirs may also be infested.
Look for fresh droppings.
For further information see Norway Rats.
These diseases often share similar symptoms, and medical professionals must perform the proper diagnoses.
Bubonic plague was a scourge in Europe several times throughout history.
In homes, the attic and garage rafters close to the infestation are the best trapping sites.
This cost will vary a great deal, depending on how many repairs are needed, what part of the country you live in, how many rats are in the attic, how many service trips are necessary, if you need cleanup, etc.
Rats contaminating food or food preparation surfaces can transmit food poisoning.
All anticoagulants provide excellent roof rat control when prepared in acceptable baits.
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.
Tracking powders play an important role in structural rodent control.
In some situations in which the rats have been eliminated, cats that are good hunters may prevent reinfestation.
Because of the diseases they can carry, you should also check up on the equipment that you will need to safely trap the rats without any risk to your health.
ALWAYS USE RESPIRATORY PROTECTION WHEN REMOVING RODENT DROPPINGS.
Traps should be placed flush with walls in areas of highest travel (as determined by Inspection).