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.

Types of Rats


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  • Rat Diseases

  • What should I do with a rat after I catch it?

  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

From causing plague epidemics (the "Black Death" of Europe) to rat-bite fever, whether feeding on stored grain or gnawing electric wires, rats are enemies of humankind. It has often been said that Norway rats will displace roof rats whenever they come together, but the evidence is not altogether convincing. Rodenticides were once categorized as acute (single-dose) or chronic (multiple dose) toxicants. Between 9 and 14 days, their eyes open, and they begin to explore for food and move about near their nest. Most of the states in the US interior are free of roof rats, but isolated infestations, probably stemming from infested cargo shipments, can occur. For further information see Norway Rats. As mentioned above, roof rats prefer above ground nesting locations in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation. Newer rodenticides are much more efficacious and have resulted in the phasing out of these older materials over the last 20 years. Without this knowledge, both time and money are wasted, and the chances of failure are increased. Norway rats build their nests in underground burrows where they mate, rear their young, store food and seek refuge from predators. Parks with natural and artificial ponds, or reservoirs may also be infested.

Clean Up and Damage Repair


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  • Building Inspection and Rat-Proofing

  • Will a rat chew through the ceiling?

  • Will a rat chew through the ceiling?

If rats are seen during the day that usually means a very large rodent population is nearby. Touch is an important sense in rats. The food habits of roof rats outdoors in some respects resemble those of tree squirrels, since they prefer a wide variety of fruit and nuts. Tracking powders can be placed in voids behind walls, near points of entry, and in well-defined trails. Adult roof rats usually live about one year. You will never solve a rat problem until you find all of these openings, and seal them shut with steel, which rats are unable to chew through. Rats may live up to three years, but a lifespan of one and a half years is more common. Use a powerful flashlight to spot rats and to determine travel routes for the best locations to set baits and traps. The smallest imperfections during the construction and roofing of a home can lead to a rat infestation. How to Control Rat Situations and Infestations. 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.

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


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

  • Rat Infestation

  • Can Rats Chew Through Wires in a Car?

You hear the scratching rodents in your attic at night, correct? So you might assume that the rats are entering your attic at night. This type of rat control service does not ever solve the problem. While rats can live in the walls, the kitchen, under the house, etc. the most common place for rats to inhabit in a house is the attic. Sometimes rats get into the kitchen area and feed on stored foods. 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. Rats may live up to three years, but a lifespan of one and a half years is more common. In some agricultural areas, roof rats cause significant losses of tree crops such as citrus and avocados and, to a lesser extent, walnuts, almonds, and other nuts. For more info on general rat control, go to my main rat removal page, or my extensive instructional how to get rid of rats page.