Livingston County, Michigan Rat Control Services
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.
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.
We service 99% of the USA.
Rat control using chemical products involves baits designed to kill rats.
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.
Most of the states in the US interior are free of roof rats, but isolated infestations, probably stemming from infested cargo shipments, can occur.
Sometimes they transmit disease indirectly, for example, when fleas first bite an infected rat, then a person.
If rats are seen during the day that usually means a very large rodent population is nearby.
Traditional baiting or trapping on the ground or floor may intercept very few roof rats unless bait and/or traps are placed at the very points that rats traverse from above to a food resource.
Liquid baits may be an effective alternative in situations where normal baits are not readily accepted, especially where water is scarce or where rats must travel some distance to reach water.
Then the rats should be trapped and removed.
A new second-generation anticoagulant, difethialone, is presently being developed and EPA registration is anticipated in the near future.
These diseases often share similar symptoms, and medical professionals must perform the proper diagnoses.
This means there are no more rats to feed on it because they are dead.
Keeping vegetation thinned out or removed from the perimeter of buildings.
However, rats are a nuisance animal wherever you choose to release them, and they also have a particularly low rate of survival once they have been relocated, so in most cases using humane lethal traps will be the best way to deal with the infestation.
Without this knowledge, both time and money are wasted, and the chances of failure are increased.
Mice can enter an opening as small as 3/8" wide.
See Rat Trapping Tips and Rat Baiting Tips.
Unfortunately, the rat’s great adaptability to varying environmental conditions can sometimes make this information elusive.
Indoor nests usually are constructed in insulation such as in attics.
The nature of damage to outdoor vegetation can often provide clues as to whether it is caused by the roof or Norway rat.
Roof rats are polygamous and group themselves into colonies of multiple males and females.
Rat removal expert’s rat control technicians are properly trained in how to get rid of rats and the elimination of rat problems using a variety of rat control techniques.
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.
Roof rats are more aerial than Norway rats in their habitat selection and often live in trees or on vine-covered fences.
The most commonly found rat pest in United States is the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus).
The 5 to 8 young in the litter develop rapidly, growing hair within a week.
Walk only on the wooden beams in the attic, never the sheet rock, or you could fall through the ceiling! Be careful, an attic is a hazardous place, where it can be easy to fall, or poke a roofing nail in your head.
Statisticians estimate that rats destroy 20 percent of the world's food supply every year by feeding, and indirectly through contamination.
Generally, a few more feedings are necessary to produce death with the first-generation anticoagulants (warfarin, pindone, diphacinone, and chlorophacinone) but this is less significant with the second-generation anticoagulants (bromadiolone and brodifacoum).
METHOD OF CONTROL: First of all, mothballs or ammonia won't make them leave, nor will ultrasonic sound emitters or strobe lights.