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Pest control can be rather expensive. As if a rat infestation weren’t stressful enough, getting professional help to rid of the pests costs money that you may not have been ready to pay. However, if you live in Brampton, Mississauga, or Caledon, you’re in luck! The Region of Peel is currently developing a subsidy program that will help residents cover the costs of rat control services. If you suspect a rat population on your property, call rat control Toronto now for a free quote.
At a council meeting on October 9, 2020, the Region of Peel announced the approval of a 12-month pest control subsidy program that will save residents up to $200 per year on professional pest control services. The pilot program will offer a 50% rebate on the incurred costs of professional pest removal up to a maximum of $200 per year. Along with the program, the Region of Peel will study its rat problem and develop an Integrated Pest Management plan to address the root causes of the rodent infestations. Public health officials present at the meeting said that education will be a key component of the management plan. The subsidy program and study are in response to the growing number of rat infestations within the Peel Region and the concerns that residents have in paying for their control.
This rat rebate program has no launch date yet, but that does not mean that you should not pest-proof your home now to prevent any infestations on your property. As rats are a big problem in the Region, you should know how to catch a rat with the help of traps and prevent them from settling. Keep your yard tidy by removing weeds, mowing the lawn, and removing any unnecessary scrap that is lying around. Be sure to pick up any fruit that have fallen to the ground and pick up after your pets. Store bird seed in tightly sealed containers and cut trees and shrubs away from the home. Install weatherstripping to the bottoms of your exterior doors and consider covering vents and chimneys with steel mesh. The goal is to remove sources of food and areas of rodent harborage from your property because rats can nest inside of your home if nothing is done.
If you’re currently dealing with a rat problem, do not hesitate to reach out to The Exterminators now while you wait for the rebate program. Waiting will only make the problem worse and cost you more in the long run. The professionals at The Exterminators – Pest Control Mississauga conduct thorough inspections and provide the safest and most efficient rat removal services that get rid of rats as quickly as possible. We monitor outdoor rat populations and keep them at bay. Ask us today about our pest-proofing services and how we can keep the rats away for good: 647-496-2211.