rat control

I caught a rat now what?

I Caught a Rat Now What?

You noticed some rat activity and got a rat trap. A few days later your trap has yielded a reward; you have caught the rat that has been destroying your kitchen and causing a lot of sleepless nights because of its endless gnawing and scratching at night. Now what? If you have managed to trap…

What Are Common Rat Control Solutions?

Rats are nefarious creatures that commonly invade homes and businesses and build nests, and the problem has grown to immense proportions throughout Canada. Recently, Toronto seems to have an uncontrollable rat problem. Learning different methods of rat control, however, can assist you in removing these pests from your home and property.

How to know if you have rats or mice

What You Need to Know About a Brown Rat

The mere sight of a rat usually leads to ear piercing shrieks and feelings of disgust. Finding a rat in your home can cause even more feeling of panic and  horror. Unfortunately, there are many people who suffer from rat infestations throughout Canada, particularly Toronto. Brown rats are among one of the most common rats…

Lime Powder and Rats Control – Does It Work?

Lime powder, whether in calcium hydroxide (Lime-sulfur) form or calcium carbonate (garden lime) is a very useful gardening product for killing small insects, fungi and pest plants. There is however no evidence to suggest that lime powder actually works for exterminating rats. In fact, no serious pest control expert would claim to use or suggest…

Killing Rats Outdoors – What is Legal in Ontario

Do Ultrasonic Rodent Repellents Actually Work?

There are mixed opinions on whether ultrasonic rodent repellents actually work but if you are looking for an expert opinion; no serious licensed exterminator would use, let alone recommend these gadgets. Ultrasonic rodent repellents are plugged into electric outlets near areas with high rodent activity. The device emits ultrasound (exceeding 20,000 Hz) which is virtually…

Killing Rats Outdoors – What is Legal in Ontario

How to Get Rid of Rats in Walls

The presence of rats in the walls is a nightmare for homeowners largely because of how inaccessible these areas tend to be. If you hear scurrying, scratching and/or running noises in the walls at night, there is a good chance you have some sort of rodent in your residence and need to call rat control…

How to Examine Your House for Rat Entry Points

How to Examine Your House for Rat Entry Points

Rats will chew on just about anything including electrical wires, wood columns and books. These animals also carry many diseases some of which have killed humans in the past. Excluding the rats is just one part of the solution. It is also necessary to figure out how they are getting into the house in the…

I caught a rat now what?

Humane Rat Control – What You Need to Know

During the winter months, when the weather is bitterly cold, wildlife often seek refuge in the warmth of your home. Among wildlife that might decide to make your home their own, you will find rats. It is not uncommon for rats to take up residence in homes and businesses in search of food, water, and…

Does Peppermint Oil Work for Rat Control?

Does Peppermint Oil Work for Rat Control?

If you are the type of person who cringes when you hear the word, “rat,” you are not alone. Several million people feel the same way. When rats invade your home, in can leave you feeling disgusted, panicked, and ready to run in the other direction. To make matters even worse, rats and mice are…

How to Get a Rat Out of The House – Is It Really Only One?

You are probably on this page because you have noticed that there could be rodents in your building and are looking for a fast and reliable way to get rid of them. You don’t even have to physically see them, but rats have a way of letting you know that they are around. Common signs…