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.

How to Make a Rat Trap


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Roof rats are adept climbers and not surprisingly are apt to build their nests in locations above ground. These kill traps are often baited with whole nuts and are most useful in trapping rats in trees. Norway rats are also omnivores and will eat just about anything that is found near where humans discard food. Some traps should be placed on the floor, but more should be placed above floor level (for example, on top of stacked commodities). These tactics have been ruled fraudulent by the FTC, and they DO NOT WORK. Raisins, prunes, peanut butter, nutmeats, and gumdrops make good baits and are often better than meat or cat food baits. Roof rats are also food hoarders, stashing supplies of food such as seeds and nuts. Their presence is typically detected by the occurrence of their droppings, holes chewed into bags and containers, and chewed nesting materials. Rodents sniff out the bait and return to feed upon it continuously until the poison kills them. Roof rats range along the lower half of the East Coast and throughout the Gulf States upward into Arkansas. They move faster than Norway rats and are very agile climbers, which enables them to quickly escape predators.

Building Inspection and Rat-Proofing


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Pelleted or loose cereal anticoagulant baits are used extensively in tamper-resistant bait boxes or stations for a permanent baiting program for Norway rats and house mice. A control operation, therefore, must reduce numbers to a very low level; otherwise, rats will not only reproduce rapidly, but often quickly exceed their former density for a short period of time. Roof Rats are commonly called black rats and are smaller than Norway rats. Roof rats are found in more temperate climates, since they do not do well in cooler temperatures. All openings greater than 1/4" should be sealed to exclude mice. Neophobia is more pronounced in roof rats than in Norway rats. Rats, like mice, are omnivorous rodents. Check the traps periodically, remove any dead trapped rats, and reset the traps. Rat control requires an integrated approach that includes non-lethal tools such as careful inspections, upgraded sanitation, and rat-proofing structures. As their name suggests, roof rats may be found in elevated areas such as trees, rafters, attics and roofs. They are considered to be color-blind, responding only to the degree of lightness and darkness of color.

Do I have Rats?


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Rats are nocturnal and are not commonly seen. When rodent-proofing against roof rats, pay close attention to the roof and roof line areas to assure all accesses are closed. In food-storage facilities, the most prominent sign may be smudge marks, the result of oil and dirt rubbing off of their fur as they travel along their aerial routes. Certain first-generation anticoagulants are registered as tracking powders for roof rat control; however, none of the second generation materials are so registered. Some roof rat populations are skittish and will modify their travel routes and feeding locations if severely and frequently disturbed. 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. That is very costly! Do the job ONCE by a wildlife operator, NOT A PEST CONTROL COMPANY, get it done, and you'll be rat-free forever. That is very costly! Do the job ONCE by a wildlife operator, NOT A PEST CONTROL COMPANY, get it done, and you'll be rat-free forever.