Livingston County, Michigan Roof Rat Removal

Livingston County, Michigan Rat Control Services

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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.

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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.

Do rats make good pets?

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  • Do dogs keep rats away?

  • Rat Proofing

  • Shooting Rats

As mentioned above, roof rats prefer above ground nesting locations in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation. Overhead trap sets are particularly useful for roof rats. Rats tend to segregate themselves socially in both space and time. Within a year, one female may be responsible for up to 40 new rodents. 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. Rats can squeeze into a hole the size of a quarter. For further information see Norway Rats. Inspection is an important first step in getting rid of rats. 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. For a one-time fee, we trap and remove all rats, and identify and reconstruct all rat entry points. Norway rats are also omnivores and will eat just about anything that is found near where humans discard food.

Do rats dig holes? Do they burrow under houses? How deep?

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  • Types of Rats

  • What Do Rats Eat?

  • Can rats swim? Do they drown?

Mating may occur year round in locations where the environmental conditions are sufficient. In rare instances, isolated populations are found in areas not within their normal distribution range in the United States. Tracking powders can be placed in voids behind walls, near points of entry, and in well-defined trails. They lead you to believe there is no other rat control solution. Norway rats are also omnivores and will eat just about anything that is found near where humans discard food. These tactics have been ruled fraudulent by the FTC, and they DO NOT WORK. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is transferred via inhalation of rodent urine, droppings or saliva. The Norway rat is generally considered the most important rat in the United States. Roof rats are also food hoarders, stashing supplies of food such as seeds and nuts. This type of rat control service does not ever solve the problem. For further information see Norway Rats.

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rat prevention in homes

  • Can rats hurt you?

  • Rat Proofing

  • What if a rat got inside my house?

They prefer gnawing on wood but may also damage property, electrical wiring, and food packaging. For best results, try several baits to find out which one rats consume most. In situations where rats are not controlled with conventional products, fumigation of transport vehicles or rat ground burrows may sometimes be needed. Many rats may cache or hoard considerable amounts of solid food, which they eat later. These can be identified by the brown smudges of grease that comes from the rat's fur, and should all be sealed to prevent future rat infestations in the attic. Use enough traps to eliminate the rodents quickly. Trichinosis may be contracted through eating undercooked meat of animals that have fed on rats. Lights (flashing or continuously on) may repel rats at first, but rats will quickly acclimate to them.