There are more than 6.4 million people living in the Greater Toronto Area.  It’s not hard to imagine that rodent infestations, especially of mice and rats, would be rampant in a city of this size. 

Brampton, as the third largest city in the Greater Toronto Area, can be an attractive target for rats because of the abundance of food and shelter it provides.  Rats and mice are attracted to homes with dark, undisturbed spaces such as cellars, attics, storage rooms, pantries, and similar areas.

Rodents in Brampton and the surrounding areas

Although rats and mice are the most common examples of rodents, many other species, such as chipmunks and groundhogs, call Southern Ontario home as well. However, the Norway Rat and the House Mouse are the two most frequent types of rodents in the Greater Toronto Area.

The rat, with its collapsible cartilage, can fit through a hole the size of a quarter. And the mouse, with its even smaller size, can fit through a hole the size of a dime. Even though it seems like your house is impenetrable to pests, they may still be able to sneak in through the tiniest cracks.

Know the signs

If you know what to look for, it’s not hard to spot the signs of a suspected rodent infestation.  There are some combinations of sights, smells, and noises that can be easily understood.  Because rats and mice are nocturnal, it is common to detect movement in the night. 

The most noticeable signs include things like climbing, scratching, the patter of claws within the walls, and squeaky sounds.  Furthermore, the acrid scent of a rat or mouse nest might be highly evident if it is located close to the family’s main living area. 

Rat or mouse droppings in the kitchen near food storage areas, gnawed wood or baseboards, and so on are all visual indicators of a rodent problem.

Having a pet dog or cat may increase the frequency with which you notice these symptoms. These animals are often highly attuned to the sights, sounds, and scents of rodents. 

If you notice that your pet is preoccupied with one particular section of wall or cabinet, check there for signs of rodent nesting.  Last but not least, if you spot a rat or mouse in your home, there’s a good chance you have an infestation.

Damage and dangers

Both property and health can be compromised by a rodent infestation.  Rats in particular have a reputation for being notoriously destructive rodents. This is because their teeth never stop growing. They have to constantly “file them down” by chewing on different things.  Even though this is just a natural occurrence, it is nonetheless annoying. 

Rats will nibble through wiring; destroy wooden baseboards and table legs. They even damage the contents of your cupboards if given the chance.  This kind of harm quickly piles up, needless to say.

However, this is a very different conversation when talking about one’s physical health.  Mice and rats have a bad reputation as “plague bearers” because of fears that they spread sickness and rabies. 

It’s commonly agreed upon that rodents are the most distressing kind of house pest.  Several diseases, including rickettsia, leptospirosis, eosinophilic meningitis, and salmonella, are transmitted to people by rodents.

Control and Removal Facts

Rodent control and removal Brampton is a straightforward process. It is essential to identify their initial site of entry. If you don’t seal off all access points, the colony will simply return and set up shop in a new hiding place.

Rodents can enter a house through a variety of openings, such as a split floorboard or a hole in the wall.  In order to prevent further intrusion, it is crucial to do a thorough examination of the exterior of the property. 

Caulking or other sealants applicable to these areas should keep pests out permanently. But, if the holes or gaps are particularly big, further repair may be obligatory.

Pest Expel Canada in Brampton is proud to offer humane pest control and wildlife removal/management techniques. We include the utilization of techniques like holding traps for animal extraction.

Efficient Control and Prevention Services

When dealing with persistent problems, it may be necessary to construct rat walls or other obstacles to keep rodents out for good.  Our goal is to eliminate all potential avenues of entry, which would otherwise lead to a never-ending cycle of pest problems.