WATCH FOR SIGNS OF MICE/RATS INFESTATION IN TORONTO THIS WINTER
Mice & rats are the most unwelcoming pests and recurring problem for many homeowners. Mice/rats Infestation are the bigger issue in large urban areas like Toronto, Brampton, Milton, Mississauga Oakville etc. It is a common belief that mice/rats infestations are prevalent in older areas but as a matter of fact, it’s the newer developments which are more vulnerable to mice and rat’s issues.
Having rodents in and around the house, especially rats and mice is unpleasant and a hazard. These rodents tend to make their way into homes for food and shelter as the weather gets colder, usually end of October month.
Once the temperature drops, the rodents, including the mice and rats, start searching for the warm shelter inside homes. Around 45% of rodents’ issues get noticed in the fall and winter. The rodents’ infestations are not only a nuisance; these pests also spread a range of hazardous diseases. They may spread diseases, such as Salmonella, Murine Typhus, Infectious Jaundice, Rat-Bite Fever, and Hantavirus. Thus, homeowners must spot their infestations in their homes to take the necessary precautions for mice/rats Extermination in Toronto in their homes to deal with these unwanted pests.
Mice are known to disseminate more than 35 diseases. Their droppings can trigger allergies and spread food borne illnesses. No one likes having their property occupied by unwanted intruders which can cause structural damages as well as are potential health hazards. Rats & Mice can destroy furniture, gnaw electrical wirings in the walls thus disrupting heating, cooling and power, damaging insulation, making tunnels and leaving their excrement and urine stains all over.
Here are the common signs of a mice/rats infestation on your property in Toronto:
The most common and the easily noticeable sign of a rodent infestation is their droppings. The mice droppings are around one-quarter in length, and they are small and dark brown with the pointed ends. The rat droppings can either be three-quarter or one-half in length, and their shape varies according to the type of a rat. You will find their droppings near stored food, such as kitchen cabinets and pantries. You should always wear gloves and a mask to clean-up their droppings.
The Chew Marks:
The rodents are known to chew through walls, wood, cardboard, and wires. The rodents of different sizes can gnaw on everything from the baseboards to the cables. The damage to wiring also puts one’s home at risk of a fire.
The rodents usually make their nests in the dark and quiet areas so that no one can disturb them. They made nests from shredded paper products, cotton, other fabrics, and the packaging materials.
The Grease Marks:
The rodents’ oily fur makes it convenient for them to leave grease marks or dirt marks on surfaces while running across the walls and floorboards to reach their nests and food sources.
If you hear scampering, gnawing, and scratching noises; then, it’s very likely that the rodents have invaded your home. You may hear noises in the attics, ceilings, and inside the walls.
If you smell a musky odor, it’s the sign of a rodent infestation. The aroma will become intense once the infestation worsens. If a rodent dies in your home, it will leave a rotting odor. We highly recommend you call a licensed pest control professional in Toronto to uncover and remove alive & dead rodents from your home, as their smells are very dangerous. If you decide to remove the rodents’ corpse yourself, wear gloves and a mask.
The Strange Pet Behavior:
If your dog or cat have started scratching at the walls or they are behaving strangely in a specific area of your home, it’s also a sign of a mice/rats infestation in Toronto or anywhere in the GTHA. It would be best if you made a note of this odd behaviour so that you can tell the pest control technician about it when they inspect your home.
You may also note the tiny footprints in your home; it’s an obvious sign of a rodent infestation. You can find the rodents’ tracks where the dust accumulates in your home.
The rodents sometimes gnaw tiny holes in thin walls or materials to create novel entry points and ways to get around the house.
The fur and droppings of the mice and the rats can cause allergic reactions. According to the ninety-seven percent of allergists: ‘The pest-free home can combat common allergy problems.’
Why Choose Vanquish Pest Control?
At Vanquish Pest Control; an Integrated Pest Control and Management Company, we strive to apply the most current, most effective, reliable and guaranteed management & Control methods for Removal and Treatment of Mice & Rats.
Our technicians thoroughly inspect the property and would advise the best remedies to address any structural flaws, or other potential causes for mice or rat infestations.
We would be truly delighted to help for all your pest control queries, may that be a research based, consultation, a question or treatment details. We would be happy to reply to a call, text or an email.
At Vanquish Pest Control, we promise effective, reliable and guaranteed Control, Removal and treatment of mice & rats. Our technicians will thoroughly inspect your property and would advise the best structural remedies to address any flaws. We deploy a variety of methods to take care of mice/rats infestation in Toronto & throughout the GTHA.
All you need to do is to call and consult our team to determine which treatment will be best suited for your space and situation!
Lastly, if you suspect any rodent infestation in your home, it will be best that you contact a licensed pest control professional to assess the situation. Vanquish Pest Control offers same day and next day service for mice/rats control in Toronto.