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.

What animals do rats kill?

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  • Do dogs keep rats away?

  • Rat Proofing

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

Their burrowing habitats include soil along building foundations, under woodpiles and other piles of debris. Traps may be nailed to beams or studs and secured to pipes with wires. Tracking powders play an important role in structural rodent control. Mice can enter an opening as small as 3/8" wide. They may try to sell you poison stations for exterior rat control, however the rats only find their way back into your attic or walls to die. Roof rats range along the lower half of the East Coast and throughout the Gulf States upward into Arkansas. We service 99% of the USA. Like the Norway rat, the roof rat is implicated in the transmission of a number of diseases to humans, including murine typhus, leptospirosis, salmonellosis (food poisoning), rat-bite fever, and plague. Prune to raise the skirts and remove any nests constructed in the trees. Fur is smooth. They are considered to be color-blind, responding only to the degree of lightness and darkness of color.

How to Make a Rat Trap

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  • Do rats bite sleeping babies?

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  • What Do Rats Eat?

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. Because of the diseases they can carry, you should also check up on the equipment that you will need to safely trap the rats without any risk to your health. It has often been said that Norway rats will displace roof rats whenever they come together, but the evidence is not altogether convincing. Rats are nocturnal and are not commonly seen. They approach new food or object with caution. Rats will also drag their tails, leaving a mark between their feet tracks. Roof rats can also nest on the ground if necessary. Grease marks (from the oil and dirt of rats) often appear along walls next to runways. Lives up to one year. These kill traps are often baited with whole nuts and are most useful in trapping rats in trees. Norway rats are usually active at dusk or during the night and are inactive during daylight hours.

Do I have Rats?

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  • Types of Rats

  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

  • Do rats attack human necks?

Labels will specify where and under what conditions the bait can be used. 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. A mouse's tracks will be much shorter. Wire-mesh, live traps (Tomahawk®, Havahart®) are available for trapping rats. You will know the bait is working when the bait is no longer being consumed. Roof rats are also food hoarders, stashing supplies of food such as seeds and nuts. Please also read the section on Sanitation, as it is an important consideration in rodent control. Snap traps are actually the very best way to do it.