Wayne County, Michigan Rodent Exterminator

Wayne County, Michigan Rat Control Services

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Rodent entry elimination: We see many attempts by handymen, pest control companies, and Wayne 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 Wayne 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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Newer rodenticides are much more efficacious and have resulted in the phasing out of these older materials over the last 20 years. Again, if you are having trouble doing it yourself, you can give a professional a call off of my directory of expert Rat Removal Companies, and see what they have to say, or schedule a service appointment to get the problem correctly and permanently taken care of. Pesticides must be registered for rat control by federal and/or state authorities and used in accordance with label directions. Check the repairs you've done, to make sure no new areas have been chewed open. Rats are nocturnal and are not commonly seen. The young are able to breed before they are four months old. The nature of damage to outdoor vegetation can often provide clues as to whether it is caused by the roof or Norway rat. Droppings - you might find these in places like cupboards, cabinets and other areas around the home where rats like to hide The commercially available, expanded plastic treadle traps, such as the Victor Professional Rat Trap, are particularly effective if properly located in well-traveled paths. You hear the scratching rodents in your attic at night, correct? So you might assume that the rats are entering your attic at night. The young are able to breed before they are four months old.

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Raisins, prunes, peanut butter, nutmeats, and gumdrops make good baits and are often better than meat or cat food baits. Then the rats should be trapped and removed. Seal any openings larger than ¼ inch with caulk, wood, mesh, or other appropriate materials. The fumigation of structures, truck trailers, or rail cars should only be done by a licensed pest control operator who is trained in fumigation techniques. A rat does not want to be exposed to danger outside for very long! If you think you can just seal shut the entry holes into the house during the daylight when they are outside, that is incorrect. When droppings are seen, it is a good practice to remove those droppings and later inspect to see whether new droppings were deposited. Where label instructions permit, small blocks can be placed or fastened on rafters, ledges, or even attached to tree limbs, where they are readily accessible to the arboreal rats. The fumigation of structures, truck trailers, or rail cars should only be done by a licensed pest control operator who is trained in fumigation techniques. The Norway rat produces six to eight litters of six to nine young per year. A rat does not want to be exposed to danger outside for very long! If you think you can just seal shut the entry holes into the house during the daylight when they are outside, that is incorrect. Prune to raise the skirts and remove any nests constructed in the trees.

Building Inspection and Rat-Proofing


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Then they return to the attic. The smallest imperfections during the construction and roofing of a home can lead to a rat infestation. Listen for rat evidence, like their scurrying and running noises in the attic, and scratching in the walls. The fumigation of structures, truck trailers, or rail cars should only be done by a licensed pest control operator who is trained in fumigation techniques. In situations where rats are not controlled with conventional products, fumigation of transport vehicles or rat ground burrows may sometimes be needed. The 5 to 8 young in the litter develop rapidly, growing hair within a week. Most rats in attics enter via roof entry points - although they can get into the building a variety of ways. Rats that are captured should be humanely destroyed and not released elsewhere because of their role in disease transmission, damage potential, and detrimental effect on native wildlife.