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.

Do rats bite humans in their sleep?


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  • Rat Proofing

  • DIY Rat Extermination

  • Do rats destroy insulation in an attic?

Most pest control companies set rat traps, perhaps squirt some flammable expansion foam at very obvious holes, and then put you on a monthly service to remove the rats that are still getting in to your home. Products sold as general animal repellents, based on taste and/or odor, are sometimes advertised to repel animals, including rats, from garbage bags. Some traps should be placed on the floor, but more should be placed above floor level (for example, on top of stacked commodities). 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. Within a population, some rats will be easy to control, some difficult. Urine Stains & Odors - Rodent urine deposited on rodent runways appear as a line of fine drops or streaks under an ultraviolet flashlight, or black light tool. Rats are nocturnal and are not commonly seen. Rats will also drag their tails, leaving a mark between their feet tracks. Timing a sealup for rats is impossible, because they leave for short periods, and they don't all leave at the same time of night. Damage - a rat's teeth are constantly growing and that means they have to chew on hard things like wood to trim them back. Rats tend to segregate themselves socially in both space and time.

Biology of Black Rat


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  • Are cage traps a good option for rats?

  • Do rats make good pets?

  • Will a rat chew through the ceiling?

PLEASE read my how to trap a rat guide for good tips and methods on proper rat trapping. Sometimes they transmit disease indirectly, for example, when fleas first bite an infected rat, then a person. Snails are a favorite food, but don’t expect roof rats to eliminate a garden snail problem. Like the Norway rat, the roof rat is implicated in the transmission of a number of diseases to humans, including murine typhus, leptospirosis, salmonellosis (food poisoning), rat-bite fever, and plague. We service 99% of the USA. They lead you to believe there is no other rat control solution. Proper ladder safety is a must, as is roof safety. Rats that are captured should be humanely destroyed and not released elsewhere because of their role in disease transmission, damage potential, and detrimental effect on native wildlife. Their use for roof rats is limited to control within structures because roof rats rarely produce burrows. Roof rats entering homes are generally found in raised or secure enclosures such as walls, cabinets, attics, and false ceilings. Elsewhere, reports indicate that roof rats are slowly disappearing from localized areas for no apparent reason.

What can rats chew through?


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  • What can rats climb?

  • Rat Infestation

  • Rat Repellents

For more detailed information, see Rodent-proof Construction and Exclusion Methods. They also often chew on inedible materials such as books, soap, and cans. Severe pruning and/or removal of certain ornamentals are often required to obtain a degree of lasting rat control. It is difficult to find suitable places to lay the tracking powder that will not create a potential problem of contaminating food or materials below the placement sites. In residences where rats may be living in the attic and feeding outdoors, the damage may be restricted to tearing up insulation for nesting or gnawing electrical wiring. PLEASE read my how to trap a rat guide for good tips and methods on proper rat trapping. At present there are three rodenticides—zinc phosphide, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), and bromethalin—registered and available for roof rat control. Our professional wildlife professionals may not show you how to kill the rats but instead use rat repellents, rat fumigants and rat trapping systems to ensure the effectiveness of the rat control method, without physically harming the rats.