Wayne County, Michigan Rodent Exterminator

Wayne County, Michigan Rat Control Services

how long do roof rats live

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.

Clean Up and Damage Repair


norway rat nest

  • What can rats climb?

  • Should You Use Cage Traps To Catch Rats?

  • Rat Infestation

Check the repairs you've done, to make sure no new areas have been chewed open. The preferred habitat of Norway rats is just about anywhere people reside. The total cost will probably run between $300 - $500 to remove all the rats and seal the entry holes shut, and it may seem more up-front than a low monthly deal, but you've got to do it right, and then you won't have to worry about rats any more. Roof rats are found in more temperate climates, since they do not do well in cooler temperatures. However, when a Norway rat population grows so large that competition from other rats for food, water and harborage increases, some members of the rat community may seek to find new areas to colonize during the daytime. Roof rats can be controlled with the same baits used for Norway rats. 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. 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. There are two basic methods of rat population reduction: Rats, like mice, are omnivorous rodents. The food habits of roof rats outdoors in some respects resemble those of tree squirrels, since they prefer a wide variety of fruit and nuts.

Humane rat traps


lifespan rat

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

  • What if a rat got inside my house?

  • Rat Repellents

Check the traps periodically, remove any dead trapped rats, and reset the traps. While you are preventing future rat population growth through inspection, sanitation, and exclusion, you will also want to begin working towards elimination of the population that is already present through trapping and baiting. Trichinosis may be contracted through eating undercooked meat of animals that have fed on rats. Becomes sexually mature between two and five months, producing four to six litters per year that consist of six to eight young each. Severe pruning and/or removal of certain ornamentals are often required to obtain a degree of lasting rat control. These rats are primarily active at night. They may be frightened by sound-producing devices for awhile but they become accustomed to constant and frequently repeated sounds quickly. At about 3 months of age they are completely independent of the mother and are reproductively mature. The roof rat is more at home in warm climates, and apparently less adaptable, than the Norway rat, which is why it has not spread throughout the country. Some traps should be placed on the floor, but more should be placed above floor level (for example, on top of stacked commodities). Emphasis should be placed on the removal of as much harborage as is practical.

Building Inspection and Rat-Proofing


rat nesting habits

  • Do rats have bones? How can they fit in such small holes?

  • What is the best bait to trap a rat?

  • How to keep rats out of my garbage

They have also been found living in sewer systems, but this is not common. The Norway rat produces six to eight litters of six to nine young per year. Roof rat droppings are 12 to 13 mm with pointed ends, whereas Norway rat droppings are 18 to 20 mm and capsule shaped. No, they sleep in the attic all day. Gnaw Marks Rat need to chew and gnaw on wood, plastic and other hard surfaces in order to keep their teeth chiseled down. Attach rat guards to overhead utility wires and maintain them regularly. For further information see Norway Rats. Roof rats can also nest on the ground if necessary.