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.

Will a rat in the attic have a nest of babies?


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  • How to Stop Roof Rat Damage

  • Dealing With Roof Rat Problems

  • What can rats chew through?

While you are preventing future rat population growth through inspection, sanitation, and exclusion, you will also want to begin working towards elimination of the population that is already present through trapping and baiting. Always be sure that fresh bait is available continuously until rats stop feeding. Adult roof rats usually live about one year. The first step in controlling a roof rat infestation is to properly identify the rodents. Norway rats build their nests in underground burrows where they mate, rear their young, store food and seek refuge from predators. Roof rats are prodigious breeders. Roof rats are susceptible to all of the various anticoagulant rodenticides, but less so than Norway rats. These devices must be viewed with considerable skepticism, because research has not proven them effective. Rodent-infested pallets of goods can be tarped and fumigated on an individual or collective basis. Control of roof rat damage in agriculture represents yet another scenario. In landscaped yards they often live in overgrown shrubbery or vines, feeding on ornamentals, vegetables, fruits, and nuts.

Can Rats Chew Through Wires in a Car?


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  • Do rats dig holes? Do they burrow under houses? How deep?

  • Building Inspection and Rat-Proofing

  • Will a rat chew through the ceiling?

Rats themselves - if you see one rat, there's a good chance there are a bunch more hiding in nests or burrows that you can't see. Setting a trap to collect a few specimens may be the only sure way to identify the rat or rats involved. These rodents have been known to consume tree bark, meat and grain. Neophobia is more pronounced in roof rats than in Norway rats. If you think that you might have rats on your property or inside your home then call for a Rat Exterminator rat control expert or contact us online to set up an appointment. In some agricultural areas, roof rats cause significant losses of tree crops such as citrus and avocados and, to a lesser extent, walnuts, almonds, and other nuts. Females can breed year-round. Read more about what rats eat. Their design makes them more rat-specific when used out-of-doors than ordinary snap traps that sometimes take birds. 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. Proper ladder safety is a must, as is roof safety.

What Do Rats Eat?


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  • How to get rats out of your car

  • Rat Droppings

  • Black pepper and rats

There is often a correlation between rat problems and the keeping of dogs, especially where dogs are fed outdoors. 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. Roof rats can also enter openings in walls, eaves and roof from the branches of trees. Invest in your home and property by taking care of the rat problem correctly. Their keen sense of hearing also aids in their ability to detect and escape danger. Please also read the section on Sanitation, as it is an important consideration in rodent control. For the characteristics of the various anticoagulant rodenticides see Norway Rats. There is often a correlation between rat problems and the keeping of dogs, especially where dogs are fed outdoors.