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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Citrus trees, having very low hanging skirts, are more prone to damage because they provide rats with protection. Avoid using poison and glue traps, as these are inhumane and cause more problems than they solve. Also, roof rats are likely to consume insects. We service 99% of the USA. In controlling roof rats with rodenticides, a sharp distinction must be made between control in and around buildings and control away from buildings such as in landfills and dumps, along drainage ditches and streams, in sewer water evaporation ponds, and in parks. They may also enter through ill-fitted doors, windows, or screens, and air vents that are not in sound or working order. Females can breed year-round. Other vegetable, melon, berry, and fruit crops occasionally suffer relatively minor damage when adjacent to infested habitat such as riparian vegetation. Roof rats are omnivores and will feed on many types of vegetation such as fruits, grains, seeds and grocery produce. They can transmit these diseases through physical contact, bites, by contamination or by fleas that are feeding on the rodent. Check the repairs you've done, to make sure no new areas have been chewed open.

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Snap traps are actually the very best way to do it. Other indicators can include grease marks along surfaces as well as nests. Rat guards are not without problems, however, because they may fray the insulation and cause short circuits. Landscaped residential or industrial areas provide good habitat, as does riparian vegetation of riverbanks and streams. They may also enter through ill-fitted doors, windows, or screens, and air vents that are not in sound or working order. Body is smaller and sleeker than the Norway rat’s. Also, roof rats are likely to consume insects. Once you are confident that you have caught all of the rats that are in the attic, then it will be time to check for any insulation or wires in the attic that need to be replaced, and for any nesting material to remove, and feces to clean up. Emphasis should be placed on the removal of as much harborage as is practical. 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. Rat Bite Fever - from the saliva of a rat, it comes from rats biting humans.

Do rats carry rabies?


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If you need to hire professional help, you can call us. They also consume seeds, nuts, berries, and insects. As mentioned above, roof rats prefer above ground nesting locations in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation. For example, only zinc phosphide can be applied on the ground to control rats in sugarcane or macadamia orchards, and the second-generation anticoagulants, cholecalciferol and bromethalin, can be used only in and around buildings, not around crops or away from buildings even in non crop situations. They are usually a shiny black, but may vary according to diet. They prefer gnawing on wood but may also damage property, electrical wiring, and food packaging. That is not the case! They sleep in your attic all day, and then at dusk they wake up, and start moving around, and that's why you hear them after dark. Rat treatment involves both non-chemical and chemical methods.