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.

Can rats hurt you?


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  • DIY Rat Extermination

  • What is the best bait to trap a rat?

  • What is the best bait to trap a rat?

Roof rats usually require water daily, though their local diet may provide an adequate amount if it is high in water content. Sometimes they transmit disease indirectly, for example, when fleas first bite an infected rat, then a person. Unfortunately, the rat’s great adaptability to varying environmental conditions can sometimes make this information elusive. 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. A preferred categorization would be “anticoagulants” and “non-anticoagulants” or “other rodenticides. Rat droppings are small, dark, cylindrically shaped, and are about one-half inch to three-fourths inch long with blunt ends. These kill traps are often baited with whole nuts and are most useful in trapping rats in trees. Observation Rats are not usually seen during the day unless disturbed from their protective harborage or because of intolerable competition from other rats. Generally, Roof rats stay within 100 miles inland. Roof rats frequently enter buildings from the roof or from accesses near overhead utility lines, which they use to travel from area to area. Droppings - Roof Rat droppings are 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length, capsule shaped, with blunt ends.

Rat Droppings


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  • Mice & Rats - How to Exterminate Them From Your Home

  • Do I have Rats?

  • Baiting Tips for Roof Rats

They approach new food or object with caution. If you do it wrong the first time, you'll just end up paying more later. Should Norway rats infest a structure, they most likely will live in the basement or ground floor. If you have heard noises in your walls or attic, chances are you have rats. Cage trapping is often considered to be the most humane way of dealing with an animal problem, and certainly when it comes to larger animals it is fair to say that it can be effective. Remove pre harvest fruits or nuts that drop in backyards. Also, Norway rats may prey upon fish, poultry, mice, birds, small reptiles and amphibians. 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. They are sometimes found living in rice fields or around poultry or other farm buildings as well as in industrial sites where food and shelter are available. Females can breed year-round. Pelleted or loose cereal anticoagulant baits are used extensively in tamper-resistant bait boxes or stations for a permanent baiting program for Norway rats and house mice.

Do rats bite humans in their sleep?


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  • Will a rat chew through the ceiling?

  • What can rats climb?

  • Will a rat in the attic have a nest of babies?

The underside of the roof rat’s body is grayish to white. Timing a sealup for rats is impossible, because they leave for short periods, and they don't all leave at the same time of night. Rats usually begin searching for food shortly after sunset. They move faster than Norway rats and are very agile climbers, which enables them to quickly escape predators. Droppings - you might find these in places like cupboards, cabinets and other areas around the home where rats like to hide Generally, Roof rats stay within 100 miles inland. Roof rats are prodigious breeders. Walk only on the wooden beams in the attic, never the sheet rock, or you could fall through the ceiling! Be careful, an attic is a hazardous place, where it can be easy to fall, or poke a roofing nail in your head.