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.

Do rats destroy insulation in an attic?

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  • Do cats keep rats away?

  • Is it legal for me to trap a rat?

  • Can rats swim? Do they drown?

Read my comprehensive guide to rats in the attic. Various sounds that indicate rodent activity include gnawing, scratching, and digging noises. Read more about what rats eat. They are often found living on the second floor of a warehouse in which Norway rats occupy the first or basement floor. They also consume seeds, nuts, berries, and insects. The great adaptability of rats to human-created environments and the high fertility rate of rats make for quick recuperation of their populations. Roof rats prefer to nest in locations off of the ground and rarely dig burrows for living quarters if off-the-ground sites exist. If living under a refrigerator or freezer, they may disable the unit by gnawing the electrical wires. The most common rat in the area is the Norway rat. 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. Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces.

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  • What animals do rats kill?

  • What Do Rats Eat?

  • How to Stop Roof Rat Damage

It is difficult to find suitable places to lay the tracking powder that will not create a potential problem of contaminating food or materials below the placement sites. Also, be careful when setting snap traps. Rats have acute hearing and can readily detect noises. Body is smaller and sleeker than the Norway rat’s. 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. Shooting is rarely effective by itself and should be done in conjunction with trapping or baiting programs. Remove pre harvest fruits or nuts that drop in backyards. In food-processing and food-storage facilities, roof rats do about the same type of damage as Norway rats, and damage is visually hard to differentiate. Typically, 3 or more litters are produced annually. Damage - a rat's teeth are constantly growing and that means they have to chew on hard things like wood to trim them back. Tracking powders.

What can rats chew through?

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  • Rat Droppings

  • Rat Diseases

  • What can rats climb?

Rats (especially Roof rats) are wary of new objects, new foods or changed in environment. Touch is an important sense in rats. Taste perception of rats is good; once rats locate food, the taste will determine their food preferences. Trapping Adults range in weight from about 5-10 ounces. Overhead trap sets are particularly useful for roof rats. Droppings are another good indicator of roof rat activity. They may eat the bark of smaller citrus branches and girdle them.