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.
Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces.
Roof rats are susceptible to all of the various anticoagulant rodenticides, but less so than Norway rats.
Many rats may cache or hoard considerable amounts of solid food, which they eat later.
They can successfully mate throughout the year, meaning that if you have rats in the attic, then there is a good possibility that they will have a nest of baby rats that you will need to deal with as well.
Roof rats entering homes are generally found in raised or secure enclosures such as walls, cabinets, attics, and false ceilings.
They often eat all the pulp from oranges while the fruit is still hanging on the tree, leaving only the empty rind.
Rodenticides were once categorized as acute (single-dose) or chronic (multiple dose) toxicants.
The great adaptability of rats to human-created environments and the high fertility rate of rats make for quick recuperation of their populations.
Cage trapping is often considered to be the most humane way of dealing with an animal problem, and certainly when it comes to larger animals it is fair to say that it can be effective.
Roof rats also have an excellent sense of balance.
Typically, 3 or more litters are produced annually.
Burrows Or Nests Holes in the ground around foundations, plus nests in attics or trees are evidence of a rat problem.
Also, Norway rats may prey upon fish, poultry, mice, birds, small reptiles and amphibians.
Roof rats can also nest on the ground if necessary.
Sometimes rats get into the kitchen area and feed on stored foods.
Leptospirosis - a disease transmitted from contact with rat urine that is serious enough to cause humans to bleed in the lungs.
For the characteristics of the various anticoagulant rodenticides see Norway Rats.
See Rat Trapping Tips and Rat Baiting Tips.
They use their keen sense of smell to locate and select food items, identify territories and travel routes, and recognize other rats, especially those of the opposite sex.
The total cost will probably run between $300 - $500 to remove all the rats and seal the entry holes shut, and it may seem more up-front than a low monthly deal, but you've got to do it right, and then you won't have to worry about rats any more.
Raisins, prunes, peanut butter, nutmeats, and gumdrops make good baits and are often better than meat or cat food baits.
Check the repairs you've done, to make sure no new areas have been chewed open.
Roof rats are omnivores and will feed on many types of vegetation such as fruits, grains, seeds and grocery produce.
Also, carry out a visual examination of the attic to find the holes they were using to get in and out of the attic.
Rats can squeeze into a hole the size of a quarter.
They have coarse, brown fur, with lighter fur on the undersides.
Mating generally peaks in the warmer months of the year, but may occur year round in some areas.
Overhead trap sets are particularly useful for roof rats.
Neophobia is more pronounced in roof rats than in Norway rats.