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.

How to Make a Rat Trap


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  • Are rats dangerous to cats, dogs, or other pets?

  • How to Get Rid of Rats

  • What can rats chew through?

POISON IS A HORRIBLE IDEA FOR MANY MANY REASONS - poison won't solve the problem, and it'll just create more problems. These diseases often share similar symptoms, and medical professionals must perform the proper diagnoses. At present there are three rodenticides—zinc phosphide, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), and bromethalin—registered and available for roof rat control. Traps should be placed flush with walls in areas of highest travel (as determined by Inspection). Certain first-generation anticoagulants are registered as tracking powders for roof rat control; however, none of the second generation materials are so registered. Only after you've sealed the openings shut, you should start trapping and removal. Gnawing holes - Gnawing holes from Roof rats are about 2 inches or more in diameter and will have rough edges. The nature of damage to outdoor vegetation can often provide clues as to whether it is caused by the roof or Norway rat. Use a powerful flashlight to spot rats and to determine travel routes for the best locations to set baits and traps. While you are preventing future rat population growth through inspection, sanitation, and exclusion, you will also want to begin working towards elimination of the population that is already present through trapping and baiting. They need not be baited.

Should You Use Cage Traps To Catch Rats?


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  • Can rats swim? Do they drown?

  • Do rats make good pets?

  • Do rats destroy insulation in an attic?

Females can breed year-round. The smallest imperfections during the construction and roofing of a home can lead to a rat infestation. Rat control requires an integrated approach that includes non-lethal tools such as careful inspections, upgraded sanitation, and rat-proofing structures. Setting a trap to collect a few specimens may be the only sure way to identify the rat or rats involved. Sometimes rats get into the kitchen area and feed on stored foods. Roof rats prefer to nest in locations off of the ground and rarely dig burrows for living quarters if off-the-ground sites exist. A preferred categorization would be “anticoagulants” and “non-anticoagulants” or “other rodenticides. They need not be baited. Roof Rats are predominate in coastal areas. Rats can also transmit rat bite fever through bacteria in their mouth. You can't ignore wildlife problems, because of the damage and health risks that rats cause.

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  • Do rats chew on wires? Why?

  • Do cats keep rats away?

  • Do rats destroy insulation in an attic?

Check the traps periodically, remove any dead trapped rats, and reset the traps. If roof rats are seen exposed, it often indicates their hiding spaces are all filled by other rats or that they have been disturbed, such as by construction. The preferred habitat of Norway rats is just about anywhere people reside. They also consume seeds, nuts, berries, and insects. Where an entire warehouse may be fumigated for insect control with a material such as methyl bromide, all rats and mice that are present will be killed. These tactics have been ruled fraudulent by the FTC, and they DO NOT WORK. Where anticoagulant resistance is known or suspected, the use of first-generation anticoagulants should be avoided in favor of the second-generation anticoagulants or one of the non anticoagulant rodenticides like bromethalin or cholecalciferol. Rodenticides were once categorized as acute (single-dose) or chronic (multiple dose) toxicants.