Macomb County, Michigan Rat Control Services
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.
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.
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 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.
Rats have been plaguing humans for centuries, famous for their continuously-growing sharp teeth, their desire for human food, their tendency to get into homes and buildings and create nests and their health problems - rats are the essence of a pest.
You don't want to over-pay of course.
The elimination of food and water through good warehouse sanitation can do much to reduce rodent infestation.
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.
For rats, all openings greater than 1/2" should be sealed.
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.
Some of the more important non-chemical methods are:
If you do it wrong the first time, you'll just end up paying more later.
Within a rat colony, they may be a few rats that are extra cautious and manage to avoid traps or eating rodent baits.
They prefer gnawing on wood but may also damage property, electrical wiring, and food packaging.
In most of our urban areas, Norway rats may be seen scurrying around after dark looking for food in garbage cans and other places where human refuse is found.
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.
Taste perception of rats is good; once rats locate food, the taste will determine their food preferences.
Roof rats are prodigious breeders.
The total cost will probably run between $300 - $500 to remove all the rats and seal the entry holes shut, and it may seem more up-front than a low monthly deal, but you've got to do it right, and then you won't have to worry about rats any more.
Although roof rats have not yet been connected to HPS, everyone is advised to use caution when dealing with an infestation.
Norway rats are also polygamous and form colonies of many males and females.
In landscaped yards they often live in overgrown shrubbery or vines, feeding on ornamentals, vegetables, fruits, and nuts.
Severe pruning and/or removal of certain ornamentals are often required to obtain a degree of lasting rat control.
They move faster than Norway rats and are very agile climbers, which enables them to quickly escape predators.
Nests and Burrows - check behind shelves, boxes, behind the fridge, anywhere that a rat might like to use as a hiding space.
Roof rats have hairless, scaly tails that are longer than their heads and bodies.
Typically, 3 or more litters are produced annually.
Mice can enter an opening as small as 3/8" wide.
They are considered to be color-blind, responding only to the degree of lightness and darkness of color.
Breeding seasons vary in different areas.
Rats are nocturnal and are not commonly seen.