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.

Clean Up and Damage Repair


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  • What are Rats?

  • What if you are bitten by a rat

  • Do cats keep rats away?

Store pet food in sealed containers and do not leave it out at night. The most common rat in the area is the Norway rat. If you think that you might have rats on your property or inside your home then call for a Rat Exterminator rat control expert or contact us online to set up an appointment. Glue boards will catch roof rats, but, like traps, they must be located on beams, rafters, and along other travel routes, making them more difficult to place effectively for roof rats than for Norway rats or house mice. Roof Rats are commonly called black rats and are smaller than Norway rats. Their design makes them more rat-specific when used out-of-doors than ordinary snap traps that sometimes take birds. Although roof rats have not yet been connected to HPS, everyone is advised to use caution when dealing with an infestation. 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. Within a year, one female may be responsible for up to 40 new rodents. Rodent-infested pallets of goods can be tarped and fumigated on an individual or collective basis. Also, Norway rats may prey upon fish, poultry, mice, birds, small reptiles and amphibians.

Information on Pack Rats and Roof Rats


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  • Rat Repellents

  • Will a rat chew through the ceiling?

  • Does car insurance cover rat damage?

Only after you've sealed the openings shut, you should start trapping and removal. In dense populations, roof rats will establish a social hierarchy, wherein dominant males mate more than subordinate males. Wire-mesh, live traps (Tomahawk®, Havahart®) are available for trapping rats. Roof rats leave a hind foot track of about 3/4-1 inch. A control operation, therefore, must reduce numbers to a very low level; otherwise, rats will not only reproduce rapidly, but often quickly exceed their former density for a short period of time. The common wooden snap traps that are effective for Norway rats are effective for roof rats. METHOD OF CONTROL: First of all, mothballs or ammonia won't make them leave, nor will ultrasonic sound emitters or strobe lights. Norway rats can climb, but not as well as roof rats, and are strong swimmers. They use their keen sense of smell to locate and select food items, identify territories and travel routes, and recognize other rats, especially those of the opposite sex. Gnaw Marks Rat need to chew and gnaw on wood, plastic and other hard surfaces in order to keep their teeth chiseled down. Once you know the location of the rats, you can set traps or place bait.

Baiting Tips for Roof Rats


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  • What is the best bait to trap a rat?

  • Rat Infestation

  • What is the best bait to trap a rat?

In homes, the attic and garage rafters close to the infestation are the best trapping sites. Liquid baits may be an effective alternative in situations where normal baits are not readily accepted, especially where water is scarce or where rats must travel some distance to reach water. Excellent climber that can often be found in the upper parts of structures. Should Norway rats infest a structure, they most likely will live in the basement or ground floor. Make sure that all doors, windows and screens fit tightly in their frames and repair those that do not. Specifications may vary depending on bait manufacturer even though the active ingredient may be the same. Out-of-doors, roof rats may be present in low to moderate numbers with little sign in the way of tracks or droppings or runs and burrows. Check the repairs you've done, to make sure no new areas have been chewed open.