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.

Shooting Rats


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

  • What Are Rats?

  • Rat Diseases

They may eat vegetation, but prefer to meat or meat-related wastes. Droppings are another good indicator of roof rat activity. Norway rats are common around human residences and industrial and commercial areas. Such caches may be found in a dismantled wood pile, attic, or behind boxes in a garage. Without this knowledge, both time and money are wasted, and the chances of failure are increased. There are holes all over - missing roof vent screens, plumbing stacks, gaps between the roof and fascia board, gaps in the siding, areas where pipes go into the house, etc. The key is to control rat populations, not individual rats. Where legal and not hazardous, shooting of roof rats is effective at dusk as they travel along utility lines. There's nothing fun about finding rats around your home or property. Walk only on the wooden beams in the attic, never the sheet rock, or you could fall through the ceiling! Be careful, an attic is a hazardous place, where it can be easy to fall, or poke a roofing nail in your head. There is less tendency to see droppings, urine, or tracks on the floor in buildings because rats may live overhead between floors, above false ceilings, or in utility spaces, and venture down to feed or obtain food.

How to Get Rid of Rats


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  • Shooting Rats

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

  • Rat Infestation

They do very well on feed provided for domestic animals such as swine, dairy cows, and chickens, as well as on dog and cat food. They often eat all the pulp from oranges while the fruit is still hanging on the tree, leaving only the empty rind. Another important treatment component is customer education so the customer understands the concepts of the proposed control program. Rats have acute hearing and can readily detect noises. Also, roof rats are likely to consume insects. 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. Prune to raise the skirts and remove any nests constructed in the trees. 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. They are considered to be color-blind, responding only to the degree of lightness and darkness of color. They are constantly exploring surroundings and notice changes and are suspicious by nature. Roof rats prefer to nest in locations off of the ground and rarely dig burrows for living quarters if off-the-ground sites exist.

Mice & Rats - How to Exterminate Them From Your Home


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  • Rodent Proofing For Fall

  • Will a rat chew through the ceiling?

  • How to keep rats out of my garden

The long, sensitive whiskers (vibrissae) near their nose and the guard hairs on their body are used as tactile sensors. There's nothing fun about finding rats around your home or property. Its worldwide geographic distribution suggests that it is much more suited to tropical and semitropical climates. I'm not going to go into detail about harnesses and chicken ladders and such, but be careful! Then, when in the attic, wear a respirator - you don't want to breathe in fiberglass insulation, dust or mold, or the variety of diseases associated with rats. In most instances, rats are very wary. In tropical or semi tropical regions, the season may be nearly year-round. Control methods must reflect an understanding of the roof rat’s habitat requirements, reproductive capabilities, food habits, life history, behavior, senses, movements, and the dynamics of its population structure. Keeping vegetation thinned out or removed from the perimeter of buildings.