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.

Information on Pack Rats and Roof Rats

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  • What Are Rats?

  • What is the best bait to trap a rat?

  • Are rats dangerous to cats, dogs, or other pets?

Norway rats are a common mammalian pest of rice, but sometimes roof rats also feed on newly planted seed or the seedling as it emerges. Such caches may be found in a dismantled wood pile, attic, or behind boxes in a garage. Emphasis should be placed on the removal of as much harborage as is practical. Rats may carry viruses such as Hantavirus and salmonella, and although they can also be a carrier of bubonic plague, that disease is not indigenous in the USA. The elimination of food and water through good warehouse sanitation can do much to reduce rodent infestation. Avoid using poison and glue traps, as these are inhumane and cause more problems than they solve. Rat treatment involves both non-chemical and chemical methods. 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. Elsewhere, reports indicate that roof rats are slowly disappearing from localized areas for no apparent reason. Roof rats are likely to found in coastal, near-coastal areas and port cities. In some situations in which the rats have been eliminated, cats that are good hunters may prevent reinfestation.

Information on Pack Rats and Roof Rats

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  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

  • What can rats climb?

  • Can Rats Chew Through Wires in a Car?

Keeping vegetation thinned out or removed from the perimeter of buildings. Rats (especially Roof rats) are wary of new objects, new foods or changed in environment. Exclusion is an important rodent control technique. Scientists have noted that the roof rat’s long tail is adapted to enhance their ability to climb and functions to assists them in balancing. When necessary, roof rats will travel considerable distances (100 to 300 feet [30 to 90 m]) for food. These rodents have been known to consume tree bark, meat and grain. It is unlikely, however, they will be any more effective for roof rats than for Norway rats. Sometimes they transmit disease indirectly, for example, when fleas first bite an infected rat, then a person. Both roof rats and Norway rats have a well-developed sense of smell and are wary of new things that are introduced into their home range. Rat droppings are small, dark, cylindrically shaped, and are about one-half inch to three-fourths inch long with blunt ends. However, they may sometimes also build nests in burrows.

Building Inspection and Rat-Proofing

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

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

  • What should I do with a rat after I catch it?

Nests and Burrows - check behind shelves, boxes, behind the fridge, anywhere that a rat might like to use as a hiding space. This is why traps and bait stations may be avoided for a day or two. Only after you've sealed the openings shut, you should start trapping and removal. 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. It will get rid of the rats by making it difficult for them to enter the home or structure. Traps should be placed flush with walls in areas of highest travel (as determined by Inspection). Check the repairs you've done, to make sure no new areas have been chewed open. Roof Rats are predominate in coastal areas.