Wayne County, Michigan Rodent Exterminator

Wayne County, Michigan Rat Control Services

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Rodent entry elimination: We see many attempts by handymen, pest control companies, and Wayne 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 Wayne 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 should I do with a rat after I catch it?


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  • Black pepper and rats

  • What Do Rats Eat?

  • Types of Rats

Unfortunately, the rat’s great adaptability to varying environmental conditions can sometimes make this information elusive. Roof rats are polygamous and group themselves into colonies of multiple males and females. Its worldwide geographic distribution suggests that it is much more suited to tropical and semitropical climates. These rats are primarily active at night. Control of roof rat damage in agriculture represents yet another scenario. Successful long-term rat control is not simple. Many rats may cache or hoard considerable amounts of solid food, which they eat later. They may live in trees, such as palm, or in attics, and climb down to a food source. Most of the states in the US interior are free of roof rats, but isolated infestations, probably stemming from infested cargo shipments, can occur. The Norway rat produces six to eight litters of six to nine young per year. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is transferred via inhalation of rodent urine, droppings or saliva.

What if a rat got inside my house?


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  • The Invasion Of Roof Rats

  • DIY Rat Extermination

  • Do rats bite humans in their sleep?

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. Dense shrubbery, vine-covered trees and fences, and vine ground cover make ideal harborage for roof rats. Your inspection process must include ladder work and climbing on a roof. The most common rat in the area is the Norway rat. 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. They are usually a shiny black, but may vary according to diet. Rats can also transmit rat bite fever through bacteria in their mouth. At least in some parts of the United States and elsewhere in the world, the methods used to control rats have reduced Norway rat populations but have permitted roof rats to become more prominent, apparently because they are more difficult to control. At about 3 months of age they are completely independent of the mother and are reproductively mature. At least in some parts of the United States and elsewhere in the world, the methods used to control rats have reduced Norway rat populations but have permitted roof rats to become more prominent, apparently because they are more difficult to control. These rats are primarily active at night.

Dealing With Roof Rat Problems


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  • Do rats make good pets?

  • Rat Diseases

  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

Tunnel boxes or bait boxes specially designed to expose a layer of toxic powder will reduce potential contamination problems and may actually increase effectiveness. The first step in controlling a roof rat infestation is to properly identify the rodents. Snails are a favorite food, but don’t expect roof rats to eliminate a garden snail problem. At about 3 months of age they are completely independent of the mother and are reproductively mature. Females can breed year-round. They use their tails for balance while traveling along overhead utility lines. As mentioned above, roof rats prefer above ground nesting locations in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation. It actually makes it worse, because the rats are multiplying, dying, defecating, destroying insulation, chewing wires and chewing air ducts, while you wait for your next service.