Macomb County, Michigan Rat Control

Macomb County, Michigan Rat Control Services

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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.

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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.

How to Stop Roof Rat Damage


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  • Can Rats Chew Through Wires in a Car?

  • Should You Use Cage Traps To Catch Rats?

  • Rat Droppings

In urban settings, cats and owls prey on roof rats but have little if any effect on well-established populations. The muzzle of the roof rat is pointed and the overall appearance of the roof rat is much more streamlined and sleek looking than a Norway rat. Also, carry out a visual examination of the attic to find the holes they were using to get in and out of the attic. You will know the bait is working when the bait is no longer being consumed. In controlling roof rats with rodenticides, a sharp distinction must be made between control in and around buildings and control away from buildings such as in landfills and dumps, along drainage ditches and streams, in sewer water evaporation ponds, and in parks. Selection of rodenticides and bait products must be done according to label instructions. Excellent climber that can often be found in the upper parts of structures. Invest in your home and property by taking care of the rat problem correctly. Check the repairs you've done, to make sure no new areas have been chewed open. Other rodenticides. Exclusion and sealing of sites greater than ½ inch (about the size of a dime) using screens, flashing, door sweeps and other materials to keep rats from entering a structure.

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  • Dealing With Roof Rat Problems

  • What can rats chew through?

  • Can rats hurt you?

Raisins, prunes, peanut butter, nutmeats, and gumdrops make good baits and are often better than meat or cat food baits. Newer rodenticides are much more efficacious and have resulted in the phasing out of these older materials over the last 20 years. Most commercial baits are registered for both species of rats and for house mice, but often they are less acceptable to roof rats than to the other species. At about 3 months of age they are completely independent of the mother and are reproductively mature. Pelleted or loose cereal anticoagulant baits are used extensively in tamper-resistant bait boxes or stations for a permanent baiting program for Norway rats and house mice. They usually don't leave the attic for very long. Rodent-proofing against roof rats usually requires more time to find entry points than for Norway rats because of their greater climbing ability. Elsewhere, reports indicate that roof rats are slowly disappearing from localized areas for no apparent reason. In most instances, rats are very wary. Once you're satisfied that there is no more evidence of rats, and you are not trapping any new rats, you should clean the attic or whatever area they were living in, to remove the contamination and biohazard, and also to eliminate the rat scent, which will attract new rats to try to chew their way into the house in the future. Becomes sexually mature between two and five months, producing four to six litters per year that consist of six to eight young each.

What animals do rats kill?


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  • What are the types of rat snap traps?

  • Can rats swim? Do they drown?

  • Types of Rats

You can often find smudges as an indication of rats, but they can often stay on walls for a long time, so it might be from an old infestation. A few baits are strong enough to cause death with a single feeding. Raisins, prunes, peanut butter, nutmeats, and gumdrops make good baits and are often better than meat or cat food baits. Roof rats usually require water daily, though their local diet may provide an adequate amount if it is high in water content. Roof rats can also enter openings in walls, eaves and roof from the branches of trees. rat 003Broken foundations, utility entries and vents can also be an obvious entry point. I highly recommend snap traps, not live cage traps, certainly not glue boards, and most definitely not poison! Never poison rats, it doesn't solve the problem and it just creates more problems. For more info on general rat control, go to my main rat removal page, or my extensive instructional how to get rid of rats page.