Oakland County, Michigan Rat Trapper

Oakland County, Michigan Rat Control Services

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Rodent entry elimination: We see many attempts by handymen, pest control companies, and Oakland 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 Oakland 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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  • Types of Rats

  • Check Your Attic!

  • Rat Diseases

Norway rats and the roof rats are very different in their habits, habitats and behavior, so the first requirement of a rat treatment program is to correctly identify the rat and develop a treatment plan that works for that species. Hundreds may be nesting in a city block-in underground burrows, in sewers, on roofs, inside buildings-with few people in the area realizing it. Without this knowledge, both time and money are wasted, and the chances of failure are increased. Various sounds that indicate rodent activity include gnawing, scratching, and digging noises. Pesticides must be registered for rat control by federal and/or state authorities and used in accordance with label directions. Sometimes they transmit disease indirectly, for example, when fleas first bite an infected rat, then a person. Gnaw Marks Rat need to chew and gnaw on wood, plastic and other hard surfaces in order to keep their teeth chiseled down. Rats have acute hearing and can readily detect noises. They are constantly exploring surroundings and notice changes and are suspicious by nature. If you're not experienced in setting them, you may have some problems, so be careful. Western Exterminator is the expert in rat removal and rat control services and we have the latest methods for finding where rats are getting in and preventing them from returning.

Rat Droppings


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  • How to keep rats out of my garbage

  • How to get rats out of the garage

  • Are rats dangerous to cats, dogs, or other pets?

Adult roof rats usually live about one year. Check the repairs you've done, to make sure no new areas have been chewed open. 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. The more dominant individuals occupy the better habitats and feed whenever they like, whereas the less fortunate individuals may have to occupy marginal habitat and feed when the more dominant rats are not present. Norway rats are also polygamous and form colonies of many males and females. 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. They may not be effective on roof rats, however, because of their usual placement. Our pest management professionals (PMPs) practice all techniques involved in Integrated Pest Management for rodents. Roof rats prefer to nest in locations off of the ground and rarely dig burrows for living quarters if off-the-ground sites exist. The underside of the roof rat’s body is grayish to white. Body is smaller and sleeker than the Norway rat’s.

Shooting Rats


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  • What if a rat got inside my house?

  • Biology of Black Rat

  • Do rats make good pets?

Rodent-infested pallets of goods can be tarped and fumigated on an individual or collective basis. However, rats are a nuisance animal wherever you choose to release them, and they also have a particularly low rate of survival once they have been relocated, so in most cases using humane lethal traps will be the best way to deal with the infestation. You will know the bait is working when the bait is no longer being consumed. The first and most crucial thing is to inspect the house and find all possible entry holes, and before starting any trapping, carry out repairs and seal the attic so the rats can't get in again. Roof rats have hairless, scaly tails that are longer than their heads and bodies. Rats rely more on their keen senses of smell, taste, touch, and hearing than on vision. In most of our urban areas, Norway rats may be seen scurrying around after dark looking for food in garbage cans and other places where human refuse is found. For best results, try several baits to find out which one rats consume most.