Wayne County, Michigan Rodent Exterminator

Wayne County, Michigan Rat Control Services

life expectancy of rat

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.

rat nest removal

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.

What are Rats?


types of rats

  • Rat Infestation

  • Clean Up and Damage Repair

  • How to Get Rid of Rats

Care must be exercised to ensure that baits are properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed. 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. Look for fresh droppings. When droppings are seen, it is a good practice to remove those droppings and later inspect to see whether new droppings were deposited. Pocket gopher box-type traps (such as the DK-2 Gopher Getter) can be modified to catch rats by reversing the action of the trigger. Gnawing holes - Gnawing holes from Roof rats are about 2 inches or more in diameter and will have rough edges. Roof rat droppings are 12 to 13 mm with pointed ends, whereas Norway rat droppings are 18 to 20 mm and capsule shaped. Rats, like mice, are omnivorous rodents. Snails are a favorite food, but don’t expect roof rats to eliminate a garden snail problem. Use proper garbage and refuse disposal containers and implement exterior sanitation programs. Excellent climber that can often be found in the upper parts of structures.

Do rats destroy insulation in an attic?


rats in the wall

  • How to keep rats out of my garden

  • Will a rat chew through the ceiling?

  • DIY Rat Extermination

They may not be effective on roof rats, however, because of their usual placement. They may be frightened by sound-producing devices for awhile but they become accustomed to constant and frequently repeated sounds quickly. Norway rats build their nests in underground burrows where they mate, rear their young, store food and seek refuge from predators. Where label instructions permit, small blocks can be placed or fastened on rafters, ledges, or even attached to tree limbs, where they are readily accessible to the arboreal rats. Strip and destroy all unwanted fruit when the harvest period is over. Like Norway rats, they are omnivorous and, if necessary, will feed on almost anything. The young are born in a nest about 21 to 23 days after conception. Leptospirosis - a disease transmitted from contact with rat urine that is serious enough to cause humans to bleed in the lungs. Interior and exterior sanitation to minimize available food and water that supports a rat population. Rodent-infested pallets of goods can be tarped and fumigated on an individual or collective basis. METHOD OF CONTROL: First of all, mothballs or ammonia won't make them leave, nor will ultrasonic sound emitters or strobe lights.

Rat Repellents


dead rodent disposal

  • Do rats bite sleeping babies?

  • Do rats destroy insulation in an attic?

  • Do rats bite sleeping babies?

The most commonly found rat pest in United States is the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus). Care must be exercised to ensure that baits are properly placed and the use instructions on the product’s label are strictly followed. In food-processing and food-storage facilities, roof rats do about the same type of damage as Norway rats, and damage is visually hard to differentiate. In some situations in which the rats have been eliminated, cats that are good hunters may prevent reinfestation. Having completed the repairs to wires, and possibly vacuumed feces or replaced insulation (not usually necessary) fumigate the attic to kill any remaining parasites or spores from the rats. Emphasis should be placed on the removal of as much harborage as is practical. Roof rats are also food hoarders, stashing supplies of food such as seeds and nuts. By this time they have learned what is good to eat by experimenting with potential food items and by imitating their mother.