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.

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Leptospirosis - a disease transmitted from contact with rat urine that is serious enough to cause humans to bleed in the lungs. Within a population, some rats will be easy to control, some difficult. Trim all tree branches to further prevent entry. At least in some parts of the United States and elsewhere in the world, the methods used to control rats have reduced Norway rat populations but have permitted roof rats to become more prominent, apparently because they are more difficult to control. Traps should be placed flush with walls in areas of highest travel (as determined by Inspection). Cage trapping is often considered to be the most humane way of dealing with an animal problem, and certainly when it comes to larger animals it is fair to say that it can be effective. In homes, the attic and garage rafters close to the infestation are the best trapping sites. Resistance is of little consequence in the control of roof rats, especially with the newer rodenticides presently available. Sometimes rats get into the kitchen area and feed on stored foods. Rats contaminating food or food preparation surfaces can transmit food poisoning. Walk only on the wooden beams in the attic, never the sheet rock, or you could fall through the ceiling! Be careful, an attic is a hazardous place, where it can be easy to fall, or poke a roofing nail in your head.

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Once you know the location of the rats, you can set traps or place bait. They are sometimes found living in rice fields or around poultry or other farm buildings as well as in industrial sites where food and shelter are available. Within a year, one female may be responsible for up to 40 new rodents. This cost will vary a great deal, depending on how many repairs are needed, what part of the country you live in, how many rats are in the attic, how many service trips are necessary, if you need cleanup, etc. 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. Tracking powders are used much less often for roof rats than for Norway rats because roof rats frequent overhead areas within buildings. Norway rats are also polygamous and form colonies of many males and females. Within a year, one female may be responsible for up to 40 new rodents. They usually don't leave the attic for very long. If you're not experienced in setting them, you may have some problems, so be careful. For more info on general rat control, go to my main rat removal page, or my extensive instructional how to get rid of rats page.

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They also feed on a variety of vegetative parts of ornamental and native plant materials. They are constantly exploring surroundings and notice changes and are suspicious by nature. Roof rat droppings are 12 to 13 mm with pointed ends, whereas Norway rat droppings are 18 to 20 mm and capsule shaped. If you have heard noises in your walls or attic, chances are you have rats. Taste perception of rats is good; once rats locate food, the taste will determine their food preferences. Roof rats are omnivores and will feed on many types of vegetation such as fruits, grains, seeds and grocery produce. Roof rats can be controlled with the same baits used for Norway rats. If you have rats in your home, it's very important to do the job right the first time! I have seen dozens and dozens of cases of nightmare scenarios over many years, in which homeowners have paid pest control companies for a monthly contract that never ends.