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.
Their tails are longer than the rest of their body and are uniformly dark colored.
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.
Roof rats are likely to found in coastal, near-coastal areas and port cities.
That is very costly! Do the job ONCE by a wildlife operator, NOT A PEST CONTROL COMPANY, get it done, and you'll be rat-free forever.
Tracking powders are used much less often for roof rats than for Norway rats because roof rats frequent overhead areas within buildings.
These rats are primarily active at night.
Some of the more important non-chemical methods are:
Generally, Roof rats stay within 100 miles inland.
Roof rats are more aerial than Norway rats in their habitat selection and often live in trees or on vine-covered fences.
However, when a Norway rat population grows so large that competition from other rats for food, water and harborage increases, some members of the rat community may seek to find new areas to colonize during the daytime.
Rats that are captured should be humanely destroyed and not released elsewhere because of their role in disease transmission, damage potential, and detrimental effect on native wildlife.
Rats (especially Roof rats) are wary of new objects, new foods or changed in environment.
Indoor nests usually are constructed in insulation such as in attics.
Check the traps periodically, remove any dead trapped rats, and reset the traps.
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.
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.
It is best to contact pest management professionals for an inspection and evaluation.
Seal any openings larger than ¼ inch with caulk, wood, mesh, or other appropriate materials.
These tactics have been ruled fraudulent by the FTC, and they DO NOT WORK.
Store pet food in sealed containers and do not leave it out at night.
Lives up to one year.
Rats rely more on their keen senses of smell, taste, touch, and hearing than on vision.
The long, sensitive whiskers (vibrissae) near their nose and the guard hairs on their body are used as tactile sensors.
How to Control Rat Situations and Infestations.
Rats can also transmit rat bite fever through bacteria in their mouth.
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.
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The common wooden snap traps that are effective for Norway rats are effective for roof rats.
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.