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.
No, they sleep in the attic all day.
You don't want to over-pay of course.
In homes, the attic and garage rafters close to the infestation are the best trapping sites.
For a one-time fee, we trap and remove all rats, and identify and reconstruct all rat entry points.
Roof rats are more aerial than Norway rats in their habitat selection and often live in trees or on vine-covered fences.
Norway rats and the roof rats are very different in their habits, habitats and behavior, so the first requirement of a rat treatment program is to correctly identify the rat and develop a treatment plan that works for that species.
Pocket gopher box-type traps (such as the DK-2 Gopher Getter) can be modified to catch rats by reversing the action of the trigger.
You will know the bait is working when the bait is no longer being consumed.
Avoid using poison and glue traps, as these are inhumane and cause more problems than they solve.
Rats are responsible for the spread of many diseases.
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.
Mice can enter an opening as small as 3/8" wide.
The preferred habitat of Norway rats is just about anywhere people reside.
Gnawing holes - Gnawing holes from Roof rats are about 2 inches or more in diameter and will have rough edges.
There are several other types of lethal traps, including the crocodile trap, which has teeth that close on the rat, and even gas chamber traps.
The only way to solve a rat or mouse problem is to find every last point of entry into the house, and seal it shut.
Norway rats can climb, but not as well as roof rats, and are strong swimmers.
The fumigation of structures, truck trailers, or rail cars should only be done by a licensed pest control operator who is trained in fumigation techniques.
Rats tend to segregate themselves socially in both space and time.
The underside of the roof rat’s body is grayish to white.
Norway rats build their nests in underground burrows where they mate, rear their young, store food and seek refuge from predators.
Their burrowing habitats include soil along building foundations, under woodpiles and other piles of debris.
For more info on general rat control, go to my main rat removal page, or my extensive instructional how to get rid of rats page.
Sometimes they transmit the disease directly by contaminating food with their urine or feces.
Observation Rats are not usually seen during the day unless disturbed from their protective harborage or because of intolerable competition from other rats.
If you have rats in your home, it's very important to do the job right the first time! I have seen dozens and dozens of cases of nightmare scenarios over many years, in which homeowners have paid pest control companies for a monthly contract that never ends.
Newer rodenticides are much more efficacious and have resulted in the phasing out of these older materials over the last 20 years.
Norway rats are usually active at dusk or during the night and are inactive during daylight hours.
Attach rat guards to overhead utility wires and maintain them regularly.
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.