Rodents

Expert Rodent Control and Elimination:

Rats and mice have infested homes for hundreds of years, and are responsible for the deaths of millions through transfer of disease, and dangerous parasites. Rodents continue to be a common pest in businesses, and homes, costing millions annually.

Pestech’s approach to rodent control is to achieve complete control, including identifying possible entry points, and addressing them. Identifying food sources, type of rodent pest, harborages. The environment in which the rodents have had an opportunity to flourish is just as important as taking care of this prolific pest.

Trapping is an important first step in rodent control to remove as much of the rodent population as quickly as possible. This reduces unnecessary use of dangerous rodenticides, and the probable possibility of unwanted rodent pests dying in unidentifiable areas, causing foul odours, and attraction of other unwanted pests, such as flies, maggots, ants, etc.

Sealing identified entry points is also a final step in control so this does not reoccur in the future.

Commensal Rodents are those rodent pests that inhabit our homes, and feed on our food. Those rodent pests include Norway Rats, and House Mouse.

Norway Rats

Norway Rats are the most common rat in Ontario. And the largest. With a stocky body weight of 200-500 grams, this is a formidable enemy. Although there are many stories of this rat (also known as a wharf-rat), being the size as an “alley cat”. This is much exaggerated. A defense mechanism of a Norway rat is to fluff up it’s hair to appear larger when startled. These rodents are social, living in colonies. If seen during the day, this is usually an indication of heavy infestations, as these animals aggressively compete for food, in a hierarchy pattern. Norway Rats are typically “Burrowers”, living in basements, below crawl spaces, under sheds, and decks, etc. Most times, found in basements or ground floors of homes. When rats are found in upper floors, this is also an indication of heavy infestations. Droppings found within travel routes of Rats resemble size of raisins, or slightly larger. (approximately ¾ inch in length).

House Mouse

House Mouse is another commensal rodent, and the most common household rodent pest. These rodents are capable of breeding several times a year in ideal conditions of food, and harborages. House mice are typically Grey in color. Much smaller than a rat, weighing 15-30 grams. Unlike the Rat, it does not have a water requirement of similar nature, making this rodent pest much more adaptable to a variety of environments. Droppings can be compared to seeds, (approximately 3-6 mm) and are numerous. House mice leave up to 130 droppings daily.

Other Rodents

Other rodents found within homes are Field mice, Meadow Voles, Short- tailed Shrews. Our rodent control service takes care of these pesky rats and mice. We make sure our rodent elimination is quick, safe and secure.