Young rats reach maturity within 10 weeks and they can also start reproducing resulting in a much larger problem. Just a couple of rats can grow to thousands on the span of a year with an available food supply. Rats can pose significant risks. They carry diseases and can contaminate food sources. They are known to gnaw on wires and can significantly damage a structure over time.
An effective rat control program includes the reduction of the rat population but also an assessment and identification of structural problems. It is imperative to address any holes rats use to travel inside a structure. The Exterminators offer both.
With every rat treatment we thoroughly inspect your property and determine the how the rodents access your structure. After the assessment we will use the best suitable technique to rid the rats. This involves the use of snap traps or the use of rodenticide. Our services are guaranteed and are backed by a minimum 6 month warranty.
Every rat situation is different however we use a variety of techniques and products to get rid of the problem guaranteed. In most cases we control rats on the interior using rat traps and suppress a rat population on the exterior using rodenticide.
We back every rat treatment with a guarantee and a warranty. If rats return within the warranty period will we at no additional cost.
As licensed exterminators we have access to and use commercial grade rodenticide. Top quality products with high feeding rats and effective in treating even the most challenging rat problems.
Rodenticide products are only used in tamper resistant containers that require a key to open and operate. The openings of the containers only allow the target species to enter and thus preventing any feeding from non target species, pets and other wild animals.
If you are experiencing a problem with rats, you need to take action immediately. Call: 647-496-2211
Rats mainly look for food and shelter before they start a full-fledged infestation. They invade homes, corporate offices, warehouses, factories, granaries and even farms. They can gnaw through materials such as wood and plastic, and this makes it easy for them to gain entry into places.
There are certain obvious signs that will tell you if you have a rat infestation and the most obvious would be rat sightings. You will also notice long cylindrical shaped feces on the floor. Rat teeth marks on the edges of your doors, kitchen cabinets and furniture are another sign of an infestation.
Remember, when you notice even one of these signs, it is best to contact professional exterminators to tackle the rat invasion.
Rat Problem At Home
Health concerns, potential damage and many sleepless nights. We can effectively deal with a rat infestation, big or small. Home remedies do not work. Trapping rats does. Any rat pest control treatment should include trapping indoors and baiting outdoors to get your home rat free.
Rats in Your Business
Same rules apply for a rat extermination in a business. We would use rodenticide on the exterior and trapping on the interior. If the business with a rat problem is a restaurant there are certain limitations as to what baits we can use. In both cases rat traps should be checked regularly, cleaned and rebated.
Rat Control Tips
Whether at home or your business you need to reduce clutter, find all entry points and seal them and implement a trapping and baiting program. Rat control can take time depending on the severity of the pest problem so patience is advised. There are a few more things to look for.
Rats are extremely destructive and tend to bite and gnaw at structures, furniture, wiring, fabrics and other material, causing extensive damage. They burrow deep and long tunnels under your porch and on the inside of your walls, so that they can pass through without being seen. This weakens the structure of your home or office and the repairs for these damage could cost you a lot.
Rats also chew wires and insulation, and sparks caused by such open wires could develop into destructive house fires. The holes, made by rats to gain access into your property, render the property vulnerable to other pest infestations as well.
Larger persistent rats can overtime even chew through concrete. It is imperative that you inspect the exterior of your house often to determine whether there are animals trying to get in. If the rats do make their way into the structure the extermination will need to be more comprehensive and costly.
Having rats on the exterior of the structure is one thing, rats on the interior can increase the risk of health problems, food contamination as well as lead the way to other pests and parasites.
Rat Behavior and Biology
Over the years, the population of rats has only been on a constant increase. Rats have easily adjusted to co-existing with humans in their homes, offices and even factories. While some rats live in granaries, sewers and on agricultural farms, others infest private and commercial properties. Their eating habits include vegetables, fruits, grains and even fabrics and packaging material. This makes it easy for them to survive almost anywhere.
Rats mature within ten weeks from their birth. They start reproducing and can have up to 6 litters in a year. Each litter consists of approximately 6 young ones. This means that one rat can produce anywhere close to 40 rats in a single year. So you may have hundreds of rats living in your attic or under your porch, and you wouldn’t even be aware about it.
Rats have rather small and flexible bodies. This enables them to easily and quickly squeeze through small spaces, holes and openings. This is why catching rats on your own may not be a good idea as these rats are faster than you can imagine. They burrow tunnels under your flooring or porch and these places are almost inaccessible. Our exterminators are equipped with special rat removal and control products that guarantee the eradication of every rat on your property, right down to the last one.
Norway rats are the most common types of rats in the Greater Toronto Area. Most rat problems we deal with involve Norway Rats. The entire body of the Norway rat is covered in fur coat that’s brown or grey in color. Norway rats are omnivorous and feed on a number of food resources. When given the choice, they’ll consume fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. Dead animals also function as a food supply for those rats, and they’re effective at catching other small rodents such as mice. They need water to drink, plus they earn their colony as near a water supply as possible. Norway rats reside in communities with poor and dominant members, even though they’re not really extremely social. Norway rats frequently are drawn Food, Water and Shelter. Reducing accessibility to these will help get rid of the problem.
Mice vs Rats
Both rodents but two completely different species of animal. An average sized Norway rat is much larger than a house mouse. While mice can grow to about 20 grams while rats can wight 10 times more than that. House mice have small heads, feet and tails while Norway rats have a large thick body with a long fatter tail. Rats tend to live in ground burrows similarly to mice they both enter structures from the ground up. It is more common to find mice in an attic than rats. Rats are very careful and avoid new changes to their immediate environment while are naturally more curious. Trapping rats is much more difficult than trapping mice. Mouse control in general requires a completely different technique than a rat pest management program.
Rat infestations have been proved to pose serious health problems to humans. They are known to spread serious diseases. Rats carry disease spreading germs and bacteria that can contaminate the food or surface that these rats come in contact with. When rats feel threatened, they can even scratch or bite.
This could lead to rat-bite fever. Rat feces or droppings and urine can contaminate food and the consumption of such contaminated food or water by humans, can lead to temporary or permanent health problems. Some people are allergic to rat hair and a rat infestation would only mean constant discomfort for such individuals. Rats will in many cases bring in rat ticks and fleas.
They will transmit onto any domestic animals or pets you may have on your property. Fleas and ticks can in turn carry pathogens that can be dangerous and even deadly to humans. There are also several diseases that can be directly transmitted by rats. For example Salmonellosis and Leptospirosis can be contracted by consuming food or water that is contaminated by rat feces or urine.
Guaranteed Rat Pest Control in Toronto
At The Exterminators, we offer you a wide range of pest control solutions that guarantee elimination of your rat problems. Our trained and licensed exterminators deal with the extermination process from beginning to end. This includes rat removal, rat control and structural repairs and cleaning. We locate all the hiding points and access areas used by these rats to gain entry into your home or office, and seal them off, so that you can rest assured that you wouldn’t have to deal with another rat infestation. By getting rid of rats you can have a clean home and a safe environment for your family or employees.
We use a variety of pest control techniques to get rid of the rats. While every situation is different most exterminations include the use of rodenticide placed in tamper resistant containers on the exterior of the structure. We want to avoid the use of rat poison on the interior of the structure as this can result in having to deal with dead rodents inside the structure and most likely in a space that is not easily accessible. Bait stations are installed on the exterior of the structure in areas of high activity. Rats will enter the bait station take the poison and move on.
Rodent Control Solutions
If rats have made their way into the interior of the structure we would use mechanical means near entry points. Traps are placed in a way to maximize kill rate. Dead rats are removed and traps can be re-set if necessary.
Finally, The Exterminators Inc. offers guaranteed exclusion services. We can seal all entry points to prevent animals from getting in again in the future. Exclusion services are not included in the price of the extermination. They are priced separately and come with a separate warranty and guarantee of up to two years. We are a fully licensed, fully insured pest control company.
Notice a rat infestation in your home or commercial property? We are available every day of the week, including weekends. Call us immediately at 647-496-2211 and we guarantee you a completely satisfactory pest control service. We provide cost effective rodent control services in the Greater Toronto Area and we assure you that we will get rid of the rat infestation once and for all.
We Guarantee Every Service
If Rats Return Within The Contractual Period So Will We.
If pests return following service and within the guarantee and warranty period we will return at no additional cost. We work hard on keeping our customers pest free. We guarantee every service and provide extensive warranties to make sure pests are gone and our customers are happy. Call The Exterminators for Rat Control Toronto solutions.
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