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.

Rat Infestation


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  • Rat Infestation

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

  • Check Your Attic!

In tree crops, some cultural practices can be helpful. Just like Norway rats, roof rats destroy far more foodstuffs by contamination from feces and urine than from consumption. Landscaped residential or industrial areas provide good habitat, as does riparian vegetation of riverbanks and streams. In situations where rats are not controlled with conventional products, fumigation of transport vehicles or rat ground burrows may sometimes be needed. To prevent a colony from nesting in your home, make sure that all the windows and vents are screened. Having completed the repairs to wires, and possibly vacuumed feces or replaced insulation (not usually necessary) fumigate the attic to kill any remaining parasites or spores from the rats. No, they sleep in the attic all day. If you have rats in your home, it's very important to do the job right the first time! I have seen dozens and dozens of cases of nightmare scenarios over many years, in which homeowners have paid pest control companies for a monthly contract that never ends. Like Norway rats, they are omnivorous and, if necessary, will feed on almost anything. The young are born in a nest about 21 to 23 days after conception. Listen for rat evidence, like their scurrying and running noises in the attic, and scratching in the walls.

Information on Pack Rats and Roof Rats


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  • Are rats dangerous to cats, dogs, or other pets?

  • Do rats make good pets?

  • How to keep rats out of my garden

Emphasis should be placed on the removal of as much harborage as is practical. A new second-generation anticoagulant, difethialone, is presently being developed and EPA registration is anticipated in the near future. See Rat Trapping Tips and Rat Baiting Tips. They may be frightened by sound-producing devices for awhile but they become accustomed to constant and frequently repeated sounds quickly. No chemical repellents are specifically registered for rat control. Parks with natural and artificial ponds, or reservoirs may also be infested. The wildlife operator will seal shut all the rat entry points, and that's the ONLY way to solve a rat problem forever. No rat bait ingredient is universally highly acceptable, and regional differences are the rule rather than the exception. You hear the scratching rodents in your attic at night, correct? So you might assume that the rats are entering your attic at night. Historically, infected fleas have transmitted serious plagues from rats to humans. Avoid using poison and glue traps, as these are inhumane and cause more problems than they solve.

Dealing With Roof Rat Problems


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  • What if you are bitten by a rat

  • Types of Rats

  • Rat Infestation

Use proper garbage and refuse disposal containers and implement exterior sanitation programs. They prefer to consume fruits (sometimes referred to as the “fruit rat” or “citrus rat”) and nuts, although roof rats are omnivorous and will feed on almost anything available to them. Rub marks - rats get coated with dirt and they like to rub against the walls to find their way around a room’s perimeter, since they can't see so well. Use proper garbage and refuse disposal containers and implement exterior sanitation programs. Store pet food in sealed containers and do not leave it out at night. They prefer to consume fruits (sometimes referred to as the “fruit rat” or “citrus rat”) and nuts, although roof rats are omnivorous and will feed on almost anything available to them. Roof rats can also enter openings in walls, eaves and roof from the branches of trees. Wire-mesh, live traps (Tomahawk®, Havahart®) are available for trapping rats.