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.
Severe pruning and/or removal of certain ornamentals are often required to obtain a degree of lasting rat control.
In situations where rats are not controlled with conventional products, fumigation of transport vehicles or rat ground burrows may sometimes be needed.
The food habits of roof rats outdoors in some respects resemble those of tree squirrels, since they prefer a wide variety of fruit and nuts.
Specifications may vary depending on bait manufacturer even though the active ingredient may be the same.
The product label is the law and dictates the product’s location of use and use patterns.
Roof rats have a strong tendency to avoid new objects in their environment and this neophobia can influence control efforts, for it may take several days before they will approach a bait station or trap.
These devices must be viewed with considerable skepticism, because research has not proven them effective.
Store pet food in sealed containers and do not leave it out at night.
They approach new food or object with caution.
Roof rats range along the lower half of the East Coast and throughout the Gulf States upward into Arkansas.
High-frequency sound-producing devices are advertised for frightening rats, but almost no research exists on their effects specifically on roof rats.
The most common rat in the area is the Norway rat.
They usually don't leave the attic for very long.
Mice can enter an opening as small as 3/8" wide.
If you have heard noises in your walls or attic, chances are you have rats.
Elsewhere, reports indicate that roof rats are slowly disappearing from localized areas for no apparent reason.
Rats can squeeze into a hole the size of a quarter.
POISON IS A HORRIBLE IDEA FOR MANY MANY REASONS - poison won't solve the problem, and it'll just create more problems.
Rat droppings are three times as large as mouse droppings.
They prefer to live in high places, but may live in a variety of environments.
It will get rid of the rats by making it difficult for them to enter the home or structure.
Rat droppings are small, dark, cylindrically shaped, and are about one-half inch to three-fourths inch long with blunt ends.
There is less tendency to see droppings, urine, or tracks on the floor in buildings because rats may live overhead between floors, above false ceilings, or in utility spaces, and venture down to feed or obtain food.
Other indicators can include grease marks along surfaces as well as nests.
With lemons they may eat only the rind and leave the hanging fruit intact.
In agricultural settings, weasels, foxes, coyotes, and other predators prey on roof rats, but their take is inconsequential as a population control factor.
Unfortunately, the rat’s great adaptability to varying environmental conditions can sometimes make this information elusive.
A few instances of first-generation anticoagulant resistance have been reported in roof rats; although not common, it may be underestimated because so few resistance studies have been conducted on this species.
Breeding seasons vary in different areas.
Trapping is the preferred method of indoor control.