Affordable Pest Control
Rat Pest Control & Extermination
At Affordable Pest Control, our technicians offer fast and effective rat removal and extermination. Using a variety of methods, we will make your home or business rat free! Careful attention must be paid when treating for rats, as improper training or use of bait can often lead to unintended consequences. Only the highest quality in equipment must be used by law to limit any domestic or wild animal poisoning.
By now you might be asking yourself: why do I have rats? The simple answer is, rat removal in Durham Region and York Region is becoming more and more common. With our Region expanding, this is constantly disrupting the natural rat habitat. As a result, these rodents are forced to look elsewhere for food and shelter. However, you are not at a loss if you suffer from this problem. We at Affordable Pest Control will make sure that your rat pest control needs are taken care of!
How do you know if you suffer from a rat problem or a mouse problem? Here are some quick facts:
1. Rat droppings are much larger than mice. These droppings are more in the shape of a jelly bean and are brown to black in colour. On the other hand, mice droppings will be shaped like a grain of rice with a black colour.
2. On the outside of your home, rats will burrow and make large holes. These holes will typically be around the foundation of homes and in gardens while these types of burrows would not typically be evident with mice.
Although these may seem simple, they are the most accurate way of telling if your require rat control or mouse extermination. However, if you're still not sure, simply visit our mice page for more details on these unwanted rodents.
This nocturnal creature prefers to spend its time alone. It feeds primarily on vegetation, and scavenges around abandoned buildings and homes. In Canada it produces 1 litter annually (averaging 3-4 young). Black and brown rats have short, straight-haired coats and scaly, hairless tails. The brown rat is the larger of the two usually growing up to 68 cm. Both species inhabit populated areas, black rats being found only along the BC coast, brown rats, in almost every inhabited region of Canada. These species are gregarious. The black rat inhabits lofts and roofs of houses or farm buildings and are excellent climbers, Brown rats mainly burrow.
Rats will eat almost anything, so keep your homes clean and don’t leave food out. Make sure that your home and storage areas are clean and dry. Make sure that you clean your sheds, crawlspaces, and garbage cans often. Close up any small holes and cracks they can come in through. RAT-Bourne Diseases Considered responsible for the Black Plague during the Middle Ages, rats are still well-known carriers of over 70 diseases. Rat infestations can prove immensely harmful to human health. One of the most dangerous rat-borne diseases is the bubonic plague and its variants. Transfer occurs when infested rats or rat fleas bite human beings.
Symptoms include headache, weakness and coughing. Septicemic plague may result in bleeding into the skin and other organs. This fatal disease often kills within the same day that symptoms first appear. Rat urine is responsible for the spread of leptospirosis, which can result in liver and kidney damage. Complications include renal and liver failure, as well as cardiovascular problems. Approximately half of the reported cases of leptospirosis are fatal. Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, a viral infectious disease, is transmitted through the saliva and urine of rats. This disease results in fever, malaise, appetite loss, muscle aches, headache, nausea and vomiting. Victims may also experience inflammation of the central nervous system and can contract meningitis or encephalitis. Some individuals experience long-term effects of lymphocytic choriomeningitis, while others experience only temporary discomfort.
We also provide rat removal and rat exterminator services for York Region including Markham, Vaughan, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Stouffville, Uxbridge, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Maple, Georgina and King City.