Washtenaw County, Michigan Rat Control Services
Rodent entry elimination: We see many attempts by handymen, pest control companies, and Washtenaw 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 Washtenaw 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.
Look for fresh droppings.
In food-processing and storage facilities, they will feed on nearly all food items, though their food preferences may differ from those of Norway rats.
Droppings - you might find these in places like cupboards, cabinets and other areas around the home where rats like to hide
These rats are primarily active at night.
Their burrowing habitats include soil along building foundations, under woodpiles and other piles of debris.
As mentioned above, roof rats prefer above ground nesting locations in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation.
Newer rodenticides are much more efficacious and have resulted in the phasing out of these older materials over the last 20 years.
Rat removal expert’s rat control technicians are properly trained in how to get rid of rats and the elimination of rat problems using a variety of rat control techniques.
Landscaped residential or industrial areas provide good habitat, as does riparian vegetation of riverbanks and streams.
Roof Rats can enter homes and other structures through openings as small as ½ inch.
Where anticoagulant resistance is known or suspected, the use of first-generation anticoagulants should be avoided in favor of the second-generation anticoagulants or one of the non anticoagulant rodenticides like bromethalin or cholecalciferol.
The number of litters depends on the area and varies with nearness to the limit of their climatic range, availability of nutritious food, density of the local rat population, and the age of the rat.
You might find holes in walls and wood.
Excellent climber that can often be found in the upper parts of structures.
The efficacy of such products for rats is generally lacking.
Trap at left is modified by fastening a piece of cardboard to expand its trigger size (traps with expanded treadles can also be purchased from several manufacturers).
The most common rat in the area is the Norway rat.
Rats are responsible for the spread of many diseases.
Its worldwide geographic distribution suggests that it is much more suited to tropical and semitropical climates.
They are usually a shiny black, but may vary according to diet.
This is a great supplementary treatment to trapping when you are dealing with larger rodent populations, or for outdoor populations.
Roof rats leave a hind foot track of about 3/4-1 inch.
Many rats may cache or hoard considerable amounts of solid food, which they eat later.
The adequate inspection of a large facility for the presence and location of roof rats often requires a nighttime search when the facility is normally shut down.
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.
In landscaped yards they often live in overgrown shrubbery or vines, feeding on ornamentals, vegetables, fruits, and nuts.
Rat droppings are small, dark, cylindrically shaped, and are about one-half inch to three-fourths inch long with blunt ends.
Where label instructions permit, small blocks can be placed or fastened on rafters, ledges, or even attached to tree limbs, where they are readily accessible to the arboreal rats.
They have also been found living in sewer systems, but this is not common.
They can often be seen at night running along overhead utility lines or fences.