Wayne County, Michigan Rodent Exterminator

Wayne County, Michigan Rat Control Services

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Rodent entry elimination: We see many attempts by handymen, pest control companies, and Wayne 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 Wayne 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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Roof rats are susceptible to all of the various anticoagulant rodenticides, but less so than Norway rats. Rats leave the attic during the night, to go out and forage for water and food. When rodent-proofing against roof rats, pay close attention to the roof and roof line areas to assure all accesses are closed. Selection of rodenticides and bait products must be done according to label instructions. Roof rat droppings are 12 to 13 mm with pointed ends, whereas Norway rat droppings are 18 to 20 mm and capsule shaped. Timing a sealup for rats is impossible, because they leave for short periods, and they don't all leave at the same time of night. You don't want to over-pay of course. These devices must be viewed with considerable skepticism, because research has not proven them effective. Norway rats are common around human residences and industrial and commercial areas. Rats will also drag their tails, leaving a mark between their feet tracks. Grease marks (from the oil and dirt of rats) often appear along walls next to runways.

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Specifications may vary depending on bait manufacturer even though the active ingredient may be the same. There are still outbreaks of plague in the United States and around the world today. The social behavior of free-living roof rats is very difficult to study and, as a result, has received less attention than that of Norway rats. Sometimes rats get into the kitchen area and feed on stored foods. Use enough traps to eliminate the rodents quickly. Read this article about how are rats getting in for more info. 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. Anticoagulants (slow-acting, chronic toxicants). Rats may carry viruses such as Hantavirus and salmonella, and although they can also be a carrier of bubonic plague, that disease is not indigenous in the USA. Roof rats range along the lower half of the East Coast and throughout the Gulf States upward into Arkansas. Adult roof rats usually live about one year.

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Where legal and not hazardous, shooting of roof rats is effective at dusk as they travel along utility lines. How to Control Rat Situations and Infestations. Sightings & Sounds - Since rodents are nocturnal and live secretively under normal circumstances, you can be sure that regular daytime rodent sightings indicate a heavy infestation. Rats will also drag their tails, leaving a mark between their feet tracks. Avoid using poison and glue traps, as these are inhumane and cause more problems than they solve. You can also read about How much does rat control cost? Get rat extermination prices. Please also read the section on Sanitation, as it is an important consideration in rodent control. Rat control requires an integrated approach that includes non-lethal tools such as careful inspections, upgraded sanitation, and rat-proofing structures.