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.

Rat Infestation


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  • Clean Up and Damage Repair

  • What is the best bait to trap a rat?

  • Baiting Tips for Roof Rats

Bait blocks are easy to place in small areas and difficult-to-reach locations out of the way of children, pets, and nontarget species. The more dominant individuals occupy the better habitats and feed whenever they like, whereas the less fortunate individuals may have to occupy marginal habitat and feed when the more dominant rats are not present. The number of litters depends on the area and varies with nearness to the limit of their climatic range, availability of nutritious food, density of the local rat population, and the age of the rat. Roof rats are prodigious breeders. Their design makes them more rat-specific when used out-of-doors than ordinary snap traps that sometimes take birds. Roof rats are more aerial than Norway rats in their habitat selection and often live in trees or on vine-covered fences. Some of their habitats include garbage dumps, sewers and fields. Statisticians estimate that rats destroy 20 percent of the world's food supply every year by feeding, and indirectly through contamination. Once you're satisfied that there is no more evidence of rats, and you are not trapping any new rats, you should clean the attic or whatever area they were living in, to remove the contamination and biohazard, and also to eliminate the rat scent, which will attract new rats to try to chew their way into the house in the future. The only way to solve a rat or mouse problem is to find every last point of entry into the house, and seal it shut. However, a few differences must be taken into account.

Can rats swim? Do they drown?


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  • Baiting Tips for Mice

  • Do rats leave the attic during the day?

  • Baiting Tips for Roof Rats

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). Baiting - This method uses poisons, or rodenticides, to attract and kill rodents. ALWAYS USE RESPIRATORY PROTECTION WHEN REMOVING RODENT DROPPINGS. At about 3 months of age they are completely independent of the mother and are reproductively mature. You will know the bait is working when the bait is no longer being consumed. Norway rats are also polygamous and form colonies of many males and females. In some situations, pet food and poorly managed garbage may represent a major food resource. Roof rats are also food hoarders, stashing supplies of food such as seeds and nuts. Check the repairs you've done, to make sure no new areas have been chewed open. They also exist all along the Pacific Coast and are found on the Hawaiian Islands (Fig. Because roof rats are fast and agile, they are not easy prey for mammalian or avian predators.

How to Make a Rat Trap


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  • Does car insurance cover rat damage?

  • What are Rats?

  • DIY Rat Extermination

Some of the more important diseases associated with rats include Rat-Bite Fever and Leptospirosis. Roof rats are prodigious breeders. All openings greater than 1/4" should be sealed to exclude mice. The advantages of trapping when compared to baiting include: 1) Trapping does not require the use of harmful poisons; 2) Trapping allows the user to know whether the rat was killed, whereas with baiting the rat will wander off and die somewhere else; 3) Trapping eliminates odor problems by allowing you to dispose of the rat carcass. Control of roof rat damage in agriculture represents yet another scenario. You can often find smudges as an indication of rats, but they can often stay on walls for a long time, so it might be from an old infestation. Distinctions must be made as to which rodenticide (registered product) to use, the method of application or placement, and the amount of bait to apply. You might find holes in walls and wood.