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.

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  • Check Your Attic!

  • What Are Rats?

  • Can rats swim? Do they drown?

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. However, they may sometimes also build nests in burrows. Store pet food in sealed containers and do not leave it out at night. 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. The Norway rat is generally considered the most important rat in the United States. They are nocturnal by nature and are accomplished climbers. However, they may sometimes also build nests in burrows. Roof Rats can enter homes and other structures through openings as small as ½ inch. Sometimes they transmit the disease directly by contaminating food with their urine or feces. Indoor nests usually are constructed in insulation such as in attics. Roof rats also have an excellent sense of balance.

Types of Rats

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  • How to get rats out of the garage

  • Rat Infestation

  • What if you are bitten by a rat

Black or brown, can be over 40 cm long, with a long tail, large ears and eyes, and a pointed nose. Also, Norway rats may prey upon fish, poultry, mice, birds, small reptiles and amphibians. Nests inside and under buildings, or in piles of rubbish or wood. Rodent-infested pallets of goods can be tarped and fumigated on an individual or collective basis. There are two basic methods of rat population reduction: METHOD OF CONTROL: First of all, mothballs or ammonia won't make them leave, nor will ultrasonic sound emitters or strobe lights. The Norway rat is also called brown rat, house rat, sewer rat, and wharf rat. Since roof rats rarely dig burrows, burrow fumigants are of limited use; however, if they have constructed burrows, then fumigants that are effective on Norway rats, such as aluminum phosphide and gas cartridges, will be effective on roof rats. Rats, like mice, are omnivorous rodents. Signs Of An Infestation. The whiskers and guard hairs enable the animals to travel adjacent to walls in the dark and in burrows.

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  • Do dogs keep rats away?

  • Can rats swim? Do they drown?

  • Rodent Proofing For Fall

The key is to control rat populations, not individual rats. Tracking powders play an important role in structural rodent control. Rodent-proofing against roof rats usually requires more time to find entry points than for Norway rats because of their greater climbing ability. Rats usually begin searching for food shortly after sunset. Check the traps periodically, remove any dead trapped rats, and reset the traps. Sounds Noises produced by scurrying rats, scratching in the walls or other noises from nest building may tip off the property owner to a rat problem. These rats are primarily active at night. Emphasis should be placed on the removal of as much harborage as is practical.