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.

The Invasion Of Roof Rats


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Dense shrubbery, vine-covered trees and fences, and vine ground cover make ideal harborage for roof rats. Trapping 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. And most of all, you want someone who will do this complex work correctly. The social behavior of free-living roof rats is very difficult to study and, as a result, has received less attention than that of Norway rats. Using traps and other mechanical means to remove rats. Also, roof rats are likely to consume insects. Rickettsial Diseases - various forms of Typhus fall into this category and can also be carried by rat-borne parasites. From causing plague epidemics (the "Black Death" of Europe) to rat-bite fever, whether feeding on stored grain or gnawing electric wires, rats are enemies of humankind. Roof rats are likely to found in coastal, near-coastal areas and port cities. Check the traps periodically, remove any dead trapped rats, and reset the traps.

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Lives up to one year. In tree crops, some cultural practices can be helpful. Nests and Burrows - check behind shelves, boxes, behind the fridge, anywhere that a rat might like to use as a hiding space. Roof rats are susceptible to all of the various anticoagulant rodenticides, but less so than Norway rats. Roof Rats are commonly called black rats and are smaller than Norway rats. Urine Stains & Odors - Rodent urine deposited on rodent runways appear as a line of fine drops or streaks under an ultraviolet flashlight, or black light tool. The product label is the law and dictates the product’s location of use and use patterns. If you've sealed the house correctly, then you shouldn't trap any new rats after just the first three days. Always be sure that fresh bait is available continuously until rats stop feeding. Rodent-infested pallets of goods can be tarped and fumigated on an individual or collective basis. If rats are seen during the day that usually means a very large rodent population is nearby.

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Check the traps periodically, remove any dead trapped rats, and reset the traps. Because roof rats are fast and agile, they are not easy prey for mammalian or avian predators. Roof rats are highly adaptable. The adequate inspection of a large facility for the presence and location of roof rats often requires a nighttime search when the facility is normally shut down. Landscaped residential or industrial areas provide good habitat, as does riparian vegetation of riverbanks and streams. Where legal and not hazardous, shooting of roof rats is effective at dusk as they travel along utility lines. They are sometimes found living in rice fields or around poultry or other farm buildings as well as in industrial sites where food and shelter are available. Rats, like mice, are omnivorous rodents.