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.
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.
Rat Bite Fever - from the saliva of a rat, it comes from rats biting humans.
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.
They lead you to believe there is no other rat control solution.
The most commonly found rat pest in United States is the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus).
While you will not reasonably be able to compensate for every possible rodent entry, you can greatly reduce the ease of entry for rodents (and thereby, reduce the population size) by taking the following measures:
The young are born in a nest about 21 to 23 days after conception.
Check the traps periodically, remove any dead trapped rats, and reset the traps.
rat 003Broken foundations, utility entries and vents can also be an obvious entry point.
Unfortunately, the rat’s great adaptability to varying environmental conditions can sometimes make this information elusive.
No chemical repellents are specifically registered for rat control.
Most pest control companies set rat traps, perhaps squirt some flammable expansion foam at very obvious holes, and then put you on a monthly service to remove the rats that are still getting in to your home.
Adult roof rats usually live about one year.
If you need to hire professional help, you can call us.
While you are preventing future rat population growth through inspection, sanitation, and exclusion, you will also want to begin working towards elimination of the population that is already present through trapping and baiting.
In tropical or semi tropical regions, the season may be nearly year-round.
These devices must be viewed with considerable skepticism, because research has not proven them effective.
Becomes sexually mature between two and five months, producing four to six litters per year that consist of six to eight young each.
If rats are seen during the day that usually means a very large rodent population is nearby.
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.
Store pet food in sealed containers and do not leave it out at night.
Visual sightings of live or dead rodents indicate rodent activity.
Touch is an important sense in rats.
Trapping is the preferred method of indoor control.
For more detailed information, see Rodent-proof Construction and Exclusion Methods.
This is a great supplementary treatment to trapping when you are dealing with larger rodent populations, or for outdoor populations.
The damage control methods used for roof rats are essentially the same as for Norway rats.
Other rat signs may also assist, but be aware that both species may be present.
Rats rely more on their keen senses of smell, taste, touch, and hearing than on vision.
These kill traps are often baited with whole nuts and are most useful in trapping rats in trees.