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.
In some situations in which the rats have been eliminated, cats that are good hunters may prevent reinfestation.
The young are able to breed before they are four months old.
This means there are no more rats to feed on it because they are dead.
Adult females are able to reproduce at 3-5 months old, can produce up to five litters each year with about 5-8 young in each litter.
Read more about where rats live.
Since none of these are anticoagulants, all can be used to control anticoagulant resistant populations of roof rats.
Care must be exercised to ensure that baits are properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed.
Glue boards will catch roof rats, but, like traps, they must be located on beams, rafters, and along other travel routes, making them more difficult to place effectively for roof rats than for Norway rats or house mice.
Taste perception of rats is good; once rats locate food, the taste will determine their food preferences.
Indoors, runways appear as clean paths through dust or dirt.
Timing a sealup for rats is impossible, because they leave for short periods, and they don't all leave at the same time of night.
Sometimes rats get into the kitchen area and feed on stored foods.
Resistance is of little consequence in the control of roof rats, especially with the newer rodenticides presently available.
Keeping vegetation thinned out or removed from the perimeter of buildings.
Their tails are longer than the rest of their body and are uniformly dark colored.
Scratching sounds - if you hear gnawing and the sounds of scampering in the walls or around the house you might have rats.
Some traps should be placed on the floor, but more should be placed above floor level (for example, on top of stacked commodities).
Norway rats build their nests in underground burrows where they mate, rear their young, store food and seek refuge from predators.
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.
With lemons they may eat only the rind and leave the hanging fruit intact.
Therefore, the body oils on a rat’s fur gets deposited on corners and edges of walls and around holes and gaps they use to enter into a wall void.
Avoid using poison and glue traps, as these are inhumane and cause more problems than they solve.
For best results, try several baits to find out which one rats consume most.
At birth they are hairless, and their eyes are closed.
Trim all tree branches to further prevent entry.
To prevent a colony from nesting in your home, make sure that all the windows and vents are screened.
The ears and tail are nearly hairless and they are typically 12 to 18 inches long including the tail and weigh 10 to 16 ounces.
The product label is the law and dictates the product’s location of use and use patterns.
Various sounds that indicate rodent activity include gnawing, scratching, and digging noises.
Eliminate vines growing on buildings and, when feasible, overhanging tree limbs that may be used as travel routes.