Livingston County, Michigan Roof Rat Removal

Livingston County, Michigan Rat Control Services

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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.

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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.

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Only after you've sealed the openings shut, you should start trapping and removal. They use their keen sense of smell to locate and select food items, identify territories and travel routes, and recognize other rats, especially those of the opposite sex. Only construction grade materials are used. Roof rats can also enter openings in walls, eaves and roof from the branches of trees. There are holes all over - missing roof vent screens, plumbing stacks, gaps between the roof and fascia board, gaps in the siding, areas where pipes go into the house, etc. Certain first-generation anticoagulants are registered as tracking powders for roof rat control; however, none of the second generation materials are so registered. The ears and tail are nearly hairless and they are typically 12 to 18 inches long including the tail and weigh 10 to 16 ounces. Rats may live up to three years, but a lifespan of one and a half years is more common. Read more about what rats eat. Rats contaminating food or food preparation surfaces can transmit food poisoning. For the characteristics of the various anticoagulant rodenticides see Norway Rats.

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  • Humane rat traps

  • Rat Droppings

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Keeping vegetation thinned out or removed from the perimeter of buildings. Rats are nocturnal and are not commonly seen. The key is to control rat populations, not individual rats. All openings greater than 1/4" should be sealed to exclude mice. Anticoagulants (slow-acting, chronic toxicants). It actually makes it worse, because the rats are multiplying, dying, defecating, destroying insulation, chewing wires and chewing air ducts, while you wait for your next service. Since roof rats rarely dig burrows, burrow fumigants are of limited use; however, if they have constructed burrows, then fumigants that are effective on Norway rats, such as aluminum phosphide and gas cartridges, will be effective on roof rats. Tracking powders. Roof rats are omnivores and will feed on many types of vegetation such as fruits, grains, seeds and grocery produce. Out-of-doors, roof rats may be present in low to moderate numbers with little sign in the way of tracks or droppings or runs and burrows. They may eat vegetation, but prefer to meat or meat-related wastes.

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  • Do rats leave the attic during the day?

  • Rat Droppings

  • Rat Infestation

Droppings - Roof Rat droppings are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length, capsule shaped, with blunt ends. Historically, infected fleas have transmitted serious plagues from rats to humans. Monitor the situation. Successful long-term rat control is not simple. They use their keen sense of smell to locate and select food items, identify territories and travel routes, and recognize other rats, especially those of the opposite sex. Inspection is an important first step in getting rid of rats. Roof rats are found in more temperate climates, since they do not do well in cooler temperatures. Check the repairs you've done, to make sure no new areas have been chewed open.