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.
However, they may sometimes also build nests in burrows.
Roof rats entering homes are generally found in raised or secure enclosures such as walls, cabinets, attics, and false ceilings.
Roof rats are also food hoarders, stashing supplies of food such as seeds and nuts.
The young are born in a nest about 21 to 23 days after conception.
Once established, they readily breed and thrive within buildings, just as Norway rats do.
In most instances, rats are very wary.
How to Control Rat Situations and Infestations.
Elsewhere, reports indicate that roof rats are slowly disappearing from localized areas for no apparent reason.
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.
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Roof rats are prodigious breeders.
However, rats are a nuisance animal wherever you choose to release them, and they also have a particularly low rate of survival once they have been relocated, so in most cases using humane lethal traps will be the best way to deal with the infestation.
Invest in your home and property by taking care of the rat problem correctly.
Where an entire warehouse may be fumigated for insect control with a material such as methyl bromide, all rats and mice that are present will be killed.
They are usually a shiny black, but may vary according to diet.
Also, be careful when setting snap traps.
Anticoagulants (slow-acting, chronic toxicants).
Another important treatment component is customer education so the customer understands the concepts of the proposed control program.
There are holes all over - missing roof vent screens, plumbing stacks, gaps between the roof and fascia board, gaps in the siding, areas where pipes go into the house, etc.
All openings greater than 1/4" should be sealed to exclude mice.
This means there are no more rats to feed on it because they are dead.
Landscaped residential or industrial areas provide good habitat, as does riparian vegetation of riverbanks and streams.
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.
Parks with natural and artificial ponds, or reservoirs may also be infested.
Roof rats are prodigious breeders.
They use their keen sense of smell to locate and select food items, identify territories and travel routes, and recognize other rats, especially those of the opposite sex.
The Norway rat is also called brown rat, house rat, sewer rat, and wharf rat.
See Rat Trapping Tips and Rat Baiting Tips.
These tactics have been ruled fraudulent by the FTC, and they DO NOT WORK.
The latter two were ineffective for roof rats.