Livingston County, Michigan Rat Control Services
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.
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.
The Norway rat is generally considered the most important rat in the United States.
The latter two were ineffective for roof rats.
Rats (Rattus spp.
It is best to contact pest management professionals for an inspection and evaluation.
Roof rats have hairless, scaly tails that are longer than their heads and bodies.
They use their keen sense of smell to locate and select food items, identify territories and travel routes, and recognize other rats, especially those of the opposite sex.
Roof rats are more aerial than Norway rats in their habitat selection and often live in trees or on vine-covered fences.
Rats may live up to three years, but a lifespan of one and a half years is more common.
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.
This means there are no more rats to feed on it because they are dead.
The only way to solve a rat or mouse problem is to find every last point of entry into the house, and seal it shut.
A preferred categorization would be “anticoagulants” and “non-anticoagulants” or “other rodenticides.
Only after you've sealed the openings shut, you should start trapping and removal.
Should Norway rats infest a structure, they most likely will live in the basement or ground floor.
Fur is smooth.
These techniques include improving sanitation for the affected location, eliminating hiding places, exclusion and may also include lethal methods such as traps and rodenticides.
At about 3 months of age they are completely independent of the mother and are reproductively mature.
The Norway rat produces six to eight litters of six to nine young per year.
Rats rely more on their keen senses of smell, taste, touch, and hearing than on vision.
Both roof rats and Norway rats have a well-developed sense of smell and are wary of new things that are introduced into their home range.
When rodent-proofing against roof rats, pay close attention to the roof and roof line areas to assure all accesses are closed.
Use enough traps to eliminate the rodents quickly.
The food habits of roof rats outdoors in some respects resemble those of tree squirrels, since they prefer a wide variety of fruit and nuts.
Presently, only one such modified trap is commercially available.
Use a powerful flashlight to spot rats and to determine travel routes for the best locations to set baits and traps.
They are often found living on the second floor of a warehouse in which Norway rats occupy the first or basement floor.
Usually the peaks in breeding occur in the spring and fall.
Therefore, the body oils on a rat’s fur gets deposited on corners and edges of walls and around holes and gaps they use to enter into a wall void.
Rodent-proofing against roof rats usually requires more time to find entry points than for Norway rats because of their greater climbing ability.
Prune to raise the skirts and remove any nests constructed in the trees.