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

  • What can rats climb?

  • Shooting Rats

A preferred categorization would be “anticoagulants” and “non-anticoagulants” or “other rodenticides. 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. These rodents have been known to consume tree bark, meat and grain. They often eat all the pulp from oranges while the fruit is still hanging on the tree, leaving only the empty rind. Mating generally peaks in the warmer months of the year, but may occur year round in some areas. Their tails are longer than the rest of their body and are uniformly dark colored. Interior and exterior sanitation to minimize available food and water that supports a rat population. Trap at left is modified by fastening a piece of cardboard to expand its trigger size (traps with expanded treadles can also be purchased from several manufacturers). 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. The nature of damage to outdoor vegetation can often provide clues as to whether it is caused by the roof or Norway rat. Without this knowledge, both time and money are wasted, and the chances of failure are increased.

Baiting Tips for Roof Rats


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

  • Types of Rats

  • Can Rats Chew Through Wires in a Car?

As their name suggests, roof rats may be found in elevated areas such as trees, rafters, attics and roofs. Visual sightings of live or dead rodents indicate rodent activity. You hear the scratching rodents in your attic at night, correct? So you might assume that the rats are entering your attic at night. They prefer to live in high places, but may live in a variety of environments. Severe pruning and/or removal of certain ornamentals are often required to obtain a degree of lasting rat control. Also, Norway rats may prey upon fish, poultry, mice, birds, small reptiles and amphibians. Adult roof rats usually live about one year. The roof rat is more at home in warm climates, and apparently less adaptable, than the Norway rat, which is why it has not spread throughout the country. In some situations, pet food and poorly managed garbage may represent a major food resource. The commercially available, expanded plastic treadle traps, such as the Victor Professional Rat Trap, are particularly effective if properly located in well-traveled paths. When droppings are seen, it is a good practice to remove those droppings and later inspect to see whether new droppings were deposited.

Rat Proofing


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  • Do rats leave the attic during the day?

  • Rat Repellents

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

The traditional style snap traps are still among the best ways of dealing with a rat problem, and these are simple to set and bait, and you should look to place them in areas where the rats are active, so where you can see feces and smudges on the walls. Tracks - Outdoors, the runways of Roof rats appear smooth, well packed, and free of vegetations. Roof rats are also food hoarders, stashing supplies of food such as seeds and nuts. Rats contaminating food or food preparation surfaces can transmit food poisoning. Monitor the situation. Rats tend to segregate themselves socially in both space and time. Because of the diseases they can carry, you should also check up on the equipment that you will need to safely trap the rats without any risk to your health. 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.