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Rodent Removal and Extermination Services


During the Fall and Winter months, many residents and businesses will be battling one member of the rodent family: mice or rats. These critters typically enter a home and make nests in the walls or in the attic of homes. Here they will use the insulation within the home to make their nest and have their young. As the temperature drops, these rodents seek shelter indoors for this and many other tasks. In addition, they commonly roam kitchens and other rooms throughout the home in search for food.

How do you know if you are dealing with a mice or rat infestation? One immediate way to distinguish the two is by the size and shape of their droppings. Mice droppings are skinny, black, and resemble the shape of a grain of rice. On the other hand, rat droppings are much larger, dark, and are shaped like a jelly bean. Rodent control should always be undertaken by a licensed and experienced pest control company. These types of companies will immediately know what method to use in the extermination of these rodents. Depending on the level of your infestation, the rodents can usually be eliminated between 2-6 weeks. These types of rodents require a constant supply of bait in order to achieve success.

One common question we face is: how are these rodents getting in my home? The honest answer is anywhere! I know this is not the answer people are looking for but unfortunately it is true. Mice can fit through anything the size of a dime or less while rats a little larger. As their skeletons are collapsible, all they require is to fit their head through. As a result, the rest of their body will collapse gaining them entry to your home!

Although no one wants these furry little creatures in their home, they are relatively easy to treat. Rodent removal first depends on the type of animal you have. The most common type of treatment requires the use of bait or poison. This type of treatment is completely safe for your children and pets as they are encased in lockable boxes. The bait method is often the most immediate and is certainly recommended. However, we can tailor our rodent exterminator services to suit your ever need. Proudly servicing in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, and surrounding areas, Affordable Pest Control is here to help.

Contact us today for your free rodent control quote.