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.
Setting a trap to collect a few specimens may be the only sure way to identify the rat or rats involved.
At least in some parts of the United States and elsewhere in the world, the methods used to control rats have reduced Norway rat populations but have permitted roof rats to become more prominent, apparently because they are more difficult to control.
Rat control requires an integrated approach that includes non-lethal tools such as careful inspections, upgraded sanitation, and rat-proofing structures.
Citrus trees, having very low hanging skirts, are more prone to damage because they provide rats with protection.
Mating may occur year round in locations where the environmental conditions are sufficient.
Again, if you are having trouble doing it yourself, you can give a professional a call off of my directory of expert Rat Removal Companies, and see what they have to say, or schedule a service appointment to get the problem correctly and permanently taken care of.
Bait blocks are easy to place in small areas and difficult-to-reach locations out of the way of children, pets, and nontarget species.
Most information on this subject comes from populations confined in cages or outdoor pens.
Your inspection process must include ladder work and climbing on a roof.
They may be frightened by sound-producing devices for awhile but they become accustomed to constant and frequently repeated sounds quickly.
A control operation, therefore, must reduce numbers to a very low level; otherwise, rats will not only reproduce rapidly, but often quickly exceed their former density for a short period of time.
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.
Within a rat colony, they may be a few rats that are extra cautious and manage to avoid traps or eating rodent baits.
Neophobia is more pronounced in roof rats than in Norway rats.
Avoid using poison and glue traps, as these are inhumane and cause more problems than they solve.
A few baits are strong enough to cause death with a single feeding.
PLEASE read my how to trap a rat guide for good tips and methods on proper rat trapping.
Gnawing holes - Gnawing holes from Roof rats are about 2 inches or more in diameter and will have rough edges.
Roof rats have hairless, scaly tails that are longer than their heads and bodies.
All openings greater than 1/4" should be sealed to exclude mice.
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.
Roof rat droppings are 12 to 13 mm with pointed ends, whereas Norway rat droppings are 18 to 20 mm and capsule shaped.
That is not the case! They sleep in your attic all day, and then at dusk they wake up, and start moving around, and that's why you hear them after dark.
Roof rats are found in more temperate climates, since they do not do well in cooler temperatures.
Breeding seasons vary in different areas.
Anticoagulant paraffin-type bait blocks provide an alternative to bait stations containing pelleted or loose cereal bait.
If you think that you might have rats on your property or inside your home then call for a Rat Exterminator rat control expert or contact us online to set up an appointment.
They are often found living on the second floor of a warehouse in which Norway rats occupy the first or basement floor.
For a one-time fee, we trap and remove all rats, and identify and reconstruct all rat entry points.
In most instances, rats are very wary.