How Coronavirus Closures Can Force Rats into Your Homes

How Coronavirus Closures Can Force Rats into Your Homes

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As public life comes to a standstill due to the lockdown, many businesses are suffering due to the restrictions the local government has placed on businesses to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.

As many people are dealing with the unprecedented consequences of the virus, so do a lot of rodents, including rats who are having a hard time finding a steady source of food to sustain themselves. They often have to travel to places they have never gone before to look for food, pestering many residents.

It is best to contact Rat Control Toronto in the Greater Toronto Area to declare your home rat-free as soon as possible!

As the food is becoming scarcer by the day, many rats have gone into survival mode desperately looking for food that no longer is available. Since rats are nocturnal rodents, you might see a surge of rats at night trying to look for morsels of food through which they can get from our garbage. The situation can aggravate to such a point where they become so desperate that they have no other choice than cannibalize each other. This can even extend to their own offspring to ensure their survival. This horrendous scenario is more likely to happen as we see increased restrictions being put on public life where take-outs and online food services are becoming the norm rather than the exception.Â

Since rats are highly territorial in nature, you might see an increased display of aggression where rats might even bite to fend for their territory. As this situation has been unfolding day by day, people close to urban centres must take preventive measures to protect their property against unwanted trespassers, namely mice and rats.

It must be noted the rats are highly infectious and that mere exposure to urine, feces, and salvia can potentially spell long term issues to your personal health. The best way to prevent infestations from happening is to keep all of the spaces within the building as tidy and organized as possible. In addition, scrubs must be thrown away immediately and properly sealed to prevent rats from feasting on it as they are known to eat everything and anything for them to sustain themselves. If you are faced with a rat on your property do not try to get rid of it yourself, instead, it is in your best interest to contact our reputable The Exterminators – Pest Control Toronto service based in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Joe is a professional pest control exterminator with over 15 years of experience and enjoys sharing his knowledge about different pests and how you can deal with them.