How to Stop a Rat Infestation

How to Stop a Rat Infestation

Rats are terrible pests that are a nightmare to deal with. These animals are highly destructive and reproduce so quickly that a small infestation will soon become a huge problem. The damage they will cause to your property will cost you thousands of dollars and an awful lot of stress. If you think there are rats in your home, it’s important that you act fast. For safe and effective rat removal, call rat exterminator Toronto now. However many people are susceptible to use DIY methods of home remedies, for example, black pepper or lime powder. People place lime around the house in the hope of completely eradicate rat infestation.

Rats are omnivorous, nocturnal scavengers that live in large groups. The most common species in Ontario is the Norway rat. This rat has many other names as well, such as the brown rat, street rat, sewer rat, or common rat. The Norway rat’s body measures somewhere between 15 to 28cm long and its tail can reach 24cm in length. It has a shaggy grey or brown coat, rounded snout, and beady black eyes. As a burrower, the Norway rat builds nests and burrows in the ground. Over time, these tunnels will reach closer and closer to human homes. If given the opportunity, this rat will burrow inside the walls of a person’s home and can even make a nest inside homes when having the access.

Call a professional pest remover to get rid of a rat infestation. A professional will have the experience necessary to determine the severity of the situation and treat it appropriately. He or she will inspect your home for any potential entry-points the pests could be using to get inside, then install commercial-grade bait stations and traps to reach the rats from all directions. Bait stations are tamper-proof boxes that contain rodenticide (rat poison) and require a key to open. These are specifically designed to target rats only. On the inside of the home, the technician will place snap traps in the most effective locations. With the help of a professional, your rat problem should subside within about a month.

There are many things you can do in addition to hiring a professional that will help with the elimination process. First, do some yard work to make your home less attractive to rats. Remove any sources of food from your property such as fallen fruit, pet droppings, or bird seed. Then, reduce the number of hiding spots that the pests could use to get around. Pull weeds, trim shrubs, mow the lawn, and get rid of any scrap lying around. Inside the home, store food in sealed containers and keep the kitchen as tidy as you can.

Hiring a professional is the best thing you can do when wanting to catch a rat. The tools and experience that a professional will provide is invaluable and may even save you money in the long run. Rats are very difficult to get rid of once inside the home. If you’re currently dealing with a rat infestation, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at The Exterminators. Our technicians are experienced in rat removal and promise to get to the bottom of any rat problem. Call The Exterminators – Pest Control in Toronto today for the most efficient rat removal: 647-496-2211.