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.
Rat control requires an integrated approach that includes non-lethal tools such as careful inspections, upgraded sanitation, and rat-proofing structures.
Presently, only one such modified trap is commercially available.
Within a population, some rats will be easy to control, some difficult.
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.
A new second-generation anticoagulant, difethialone, is presently being developed and EPA registration is anticipated in the near future.
Rodent-proofing against roof rats usually requires more time to find entry points than for Norway rats because of their greater climbing ability.
In agricultural settings, weasels, foxes, coyotes, and other predators prey on roof rats, but their take is inconsequential as a population control factor.
Rat treatment involves both non-chemical and chemical methods.
These diseases often share similar symptoms, and medical professionals must perform the proper diagnoses.
The underside of the roof rat’s body is grayish to white.
One of the more common techniques for bait use is to place the bait formulation in a tamper proof rodent bait station that protects the bait from accidental exposure to non-target animals or people.
Where legal and not hazardous, shooting of roof rats is effective at dusk as they travel along utility lines.
Specifications may vary depending on bait manufacturer even though the active ingredient may be the same.
In food-storage facilities, the most prominent sign may be smudge marks, the result of oil and dirt rubbing off of their fur as they travel along their aerial routes.
As mentioned above, roof rats prefer above ground nesting locations in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation.
Their tails are longer than the rest of their body and are uniformly dark colored.
Roof rats range along the lower half of the East Coast and throughout the Gulf States upward into Arkansas.
The social behavior of free-living roof rats is very difficult to study and, as a result, has received less attention than that of Norway rats.
In residences where rats may be living in the attic and feeding outdoors, the damage may be restricted to tearing up insulation for nesting or gnawing electrical wiring.
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.
Eliminate vines growing on buildings and, when feasible, overhanging tree limbs that may be used as travel routes.
Rats are nocturnal and are not commonly seen.
It has often been said that Norway rats will displace roof rats whenever they come together, but the evidence is not altogether convincing.
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is transferred via inhalation of rodent urine, droppings or saliva.
These tactics have been ruled fraudulent by the FTC, and they DO NOT WORK.
Lethal control often combines the use of rodenticides with non-toxic control measures such as snap traps or glue boards.
Their presence is typically detected by the occurrence of their droppings, holes chewed into bags and containers, and chewed nesting materials.
Some traps should be placed on the floor, but more should be placed above floor level (for example, on top of stacked commodities).
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.
A mouse's tracks will be much shorter.