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.
Observation Rats are not usually seen during the day unless disturbed from their protective harborage or because of intolerable competition from other rats.
At about 3 months of age they are completely independent of the mother and are reproductively mature.
Most of the states in the US interior are free of roof rats, but isolated infestations, probably stemming from infested cargo shipments, can occur.
Young rats generally cannot be trapped until about 1 month old.
In food-processing and food-storage facilities, roof rats do about the same type of damage as Norway rats, and damage is visually hard to differentiate.
Mating may occur year round in locations where the environmental conditions are sufficient.
By this time they have learned what is good to eat by experimenting with potential food items and by imitating their mother.
Trapping is the preferred method of indoor control.
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.
Exclusion and sealing of sites greater than ½ inch (about the size of a dime) using screens, flashing, door sweeps and other materials to keep rats from entering a structure.
Norway rats build their nests in underground burrows where they mate, rear their young, store food and seek refuge from predators.
A new second-generation anticoagulant, difethialone, is presently being developed and EPA registration is anticipated in the near future.
Then the rats should be trapped and removed.
Where an entire warehouse may be fumigated for insect control with a material such as methyl bromide, all rats and mice that are present will be killed.
They also exist all along the Pacific Coast and are found on the Hawaiian Islands (Fig.
A few instances of first-generation anticoagulant resistance have been reported in roof rats; although not common, it may be underestimated because so few resistance studies have been conducted on this species.
Mice can enter an opening as small as 3/8" wide.
In a human environment, the rodents will consume almost any food to which they have access.
Emphasis should be placed on the removal of as much harborage as is practical.
Knowledge is limited on interspecific competition between the different genera and species of rats.
In controlling roof rats with rodenticides, a sharp distinction must be made between control in and around buildings and control away from buildings such as in landfills and dumps, along drainage ditches and streams, in sewer water evaporation ponds, and in parks.
Another important treatment component is customer education so the customer understands the concepts of the proposed control program.
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Raisins, prunes, peanut butter, nutmeats, and gumdrops make good baits and are often better than meat or cat food baits.
Okay, the first and most important thing you have to do is find out how rats are getting into the building.
Rat droppings are small, dark, cylindrically shaped, and are about one-half inch to three-fourths inch long with blunt ends.
The ears and tail are nearly hairless and they are typically 12 to 18 inches long including the tail and weigh 10 to 16 ounces.
Visual sightings of live or dead rodents indicate rodent activity.
In landscaped yards they often live in overgrown shrubbery or vines, feeding on ornamentals, vegetables, fruits, and nuts.