Welcome to Pest Animal Oakland County! We are a wildlife removal company servicing Oakland County, MI. Who are we? Well, we are a family-run wildlife removal company. We have ten years of experience behind us, and we can also offer you a service that is both fast, effective, and humane. Not only do we keep up with the latest training methods, we also attend various seminars relative to the industry, and we also make use of the most state-of-the-art technology we can get our hands on. Not only do we have the tools and knowledge, we’re also full insured and licensed to do the job we do, and with a combination of fast and friendly service, and professional-grade sealing and repair jobs, we have become the number one wildlife removal company in your local area. Not just once either - for the third year in a row! Our professional service is also friendly and courteous - we promise to treat both our customers, and the animals, with respect. Add in the fact that we answer our phones 24/7, and can usually offer you a same day appointment with a technician working locally to you, and you have a wildlife control company you know you can rely on. Quotes available over the phone, and we also give great advice too. Is it about time you got in touch? Call us now at 248-434-6255 for your Oakland County wildlife control needs.
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Information About Rats
Two most commonly known genuine types of Oakland County rats, the Rattus rattus or the Black rat, as well as Rattus Norwegicus or the Brown rat, share similar common features. Both species have long and pointed nozzles and their heads are smaller and narrow comparing to their bodies. While their long, rounded bodies are covered in fur, their tales are long and bold. Rats commonly have short legs, equipped with small, yet sharp and powerful claws. Many larger types of mice are often confused with Oakland County rats. Rats belong to mammal rodents. This means that their young, called pups, suck on their mother's breast milk to survive for the first 14 days after birth. Belonging to the group of Michigan rodents, rats use their powerful set of teeth to bite their way through different environments and are capable of surviving the toughest environmental conditions.
Rats have sharp senses of hearing, sight, and smell, and are considered to be amongst most intelligent animals. What are unique rats is their strong immune system that allows them to carry numerous deadly diseases and surviving in the toughest conditions? In fact, Oakland County rats can swim and dive, and can endure longer periods of time without breathing air. However, the most unique and powerful feature in rats is their jaws and teeth. Rat's jaws consist out of incisors, which are the front two teeth of extreme length. This pair of teeth allows Michigan rats to chew through the hardest of materials like wood and concrete. Their jaws also contain miascema, an empty space between incisors and their molars, the back teeth rats use to crush hard materials.
The two most commonly known types of Oakland County rat, Rattus rattus, and Rattus Norwegicus, mate throughout the whole year. The gestation period for a pregnant female lasts 21 days, and the newborn pups will be mature to mate only 14 days after birth. For this reason, and due to the fact that a single female can give birth to up to 12 babies, allows rats to reproduce and multiply with an amazing speed. In fact, throughout history, rats overpopulation in certain areas, like newly-built industrial cities, was the reason for some of the most devastating epidemics and loss of food, which led to poverty and starvation. Due to the speed in which rats reproduce, the vast majority of citizens of urban environments resort to killing rats they spot.
Although rats are mostly referred to as a type of Oakland County animal that inhabits filthy and unhygienic, abandoned areas, rats, in fact, prefer to live in clean areas and resort to places such as sewage only if they can't reach a better, cleaner habitat. In the wild, rats choose to live in holes and pits, as well as other types of dark and sheltered environments. In urban areas, however, rats usually hide in dark, abandoned places like old buildings, sewage and sometimes walls, basements and the attics of human homes. What makes Michigan rats specific when it comes to their living habits is that they will grow so accustomed to living condition in one area, or a habitat, that they will most likely not going to survive if they migrate to another. Rats accommodate to living and feeding in one habitat to a degree where they are not able of surviving in another.
Rats are omnivores, which means that they feed on all types of food. Rats are capable of both hunting and scavenging for food. Again, despite general belief that rats eat filthy and rotten food, they actually prefer fresh food, and will much rather eat in clean places. However, in times of need and starvation, Michigan rats will be protected by their strong immune system, eat even old and rotten food, including corpses. If a hoard of Oakland County rats starved enough, they are even capable of attacking animals and humans for food.