Oakland County, Michigan Rat Trapper

Oakland County, Michigan Rat Control Services

rat prevention in homes

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.

how to get rid of rats in basement

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.

Building Inspection and Rat-Proofing

rodent life cycle

  • Biology of Black Rat

  • Rodent Proofing For Fall

  • Types of Rats

Should Norway rats infest a structure, they most likely will live in the basement or ground floor. Control methods must reflect an understanding of the roof rat’s habitat requirements, reproductive capabilities, food habits, life history, behavior, senses, movements, and the dynamics of its population structure. Snails are a favorite food, but don’t expect roof rats to eliminate a garden snail problem. Most information on this subject comes from populations confined in cages or outdoor pens. When rodent-proofing against roof rats, pay close attention to the roof and roof line areas to assure all accesses are closed. Roof rats are likely to found in coastal, near-coastal areas and port cities. You can't ignore wildlife problems, because of the damage and health risks that rats cause. Please also read the section on Sanitation, as it is an important consideration in rodent control. Their keen sense of hearing also aids in their ability to detect and escape danger. Some of their habitats include garbage dumps, sewers and fields. Nests and Burrows - check behind shelves, boxes, behind the fridge, anywhere that a rat might like to use as a hiding space.

How to get rats out of the garage

where do rats eat

  • Black pepper and rats

  • Rat Infestation

  • What is the best bait to trap a rat?

Other rat signs may also assist, but be aware that both species may be present. This is why traps and bait stations may be avoided for a day or two. Rats contaminating food or food preparation surfaces can transmit food poisoning. The most commonly found rat pest in United States is the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus). You might find holes in walls and wood. They may eat the bark of smaller citrus branches and girdle them. 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. Various sounds that indicate rodent activity include gnawing, scratching, and digging noises. Females can breed year-round. They also exist all along the Pacific Coast and are found on the Hawaiian Islands (Fig. They usually don't leave the attic for very long.

Rat Repellents

what rats look like

  • Do rats bite sleeping babies?

  • Rat Proofing

  • What Are Rats?

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. The product label is the law and dictates the product’s location of use and use patterns. They are particularly useful for house mouse control in situations where other methods seem less appropriate. Look for fresh droppings. Rats leave the attic during the night, to go out and forage for water and food. Unless the suitability of the rat’s habitat is destroyed by modifying the landscaping, improving sanitation, and rat-proofing, control methods must be unrelenting if they are to be effective. This is why traps and bait stations may be avoided for a day or two. Mating generally peaks in the warmer months of the year, but may occur year round in some areas.