Toronto is no stranger to rodent issues. The region’s humid climate, natural vegetation, and the abundance of food in city centres create the ideal situation for these animals. The waste generated by commercial and domestic activities in Toronto attract these rodents and entice them to stay.. The survivalist nature of these rodents doesn’t help the situation either. Through humane wildlife prevention and control services, Toronto’s residents can avoid the impacts of a rodent invasion.
Common Rats and Mice Species that Call Ontario Home
Chief among the rodents that roam around properties are rats. There are a variety of rodent species in the Greater Toronto Area. Here are some of the rodents that are more common:
- Norwegian Rat
- Roof Rat
- Deer Mouse
- House Mouse
The roof rat is larger than the mouse and can grow as long as 25 cm. The Norwegian rat is usually bigger than the Roof Rat and has a lighter shade of fur. Mice that are typically seen are the Deer Mouse (a grayish brown mouse with a slender body, large ears, and a pointed nose) and the House Mouse (a rodent with a brown and white tail, small ears and a pointed nose).
All wildlife intrusion situations have negative impacts on the domestic and commercial property involved. Rodents, in particular, can transmit diseases such as the Hantavirus or leptospirosis to the people or pets that use the space. They also make a space unpleasant to occupy as their urine and feces produce terrible odours. Additionally, the nuisance of hearing little paws scurrying about inside a building can cause even more stress. Property owners may even find themselves footing bills for hefty repair jobs if rodent intrusions are not prevented and treated. This is because the animals are known for gnawing on building materials (which they use to build their nests).
Rodents come for the food and they will stick around as long as it remains available. You can discourage them from taking up residence on your property by eliminating the unwanted waste lying around. This will serve two purposes: it will reduce the amount of food they have available on your premises as well as eliminate some hiding spaces.
Since rodents gnaw on just about everything, and despite your best efforts, they are still likely to find some reason to enter your property. Rodents are among the more stubborn wildlife animals to evict, even for professional wildlife prevention companies!
Skedaddle offers a very effective solution for all wildlife prevention and control issues. The Skedaddle approach to rodent removal and prevention is so comprehensive that it yields remarkable results. The wildlife technicians on our Skedaddle Toronto team start all services with a detailed professional needs assessment. This assessment is used to ensure that a customized plan is created for the property being treated. Removal is done in phases (assess and remove then clear and clean) and the protect and prevent phase ensures that all access points become inaccessible to rodents while also eliminating attractants. With Skedaddle on your side, your rodent concerns will quickly become a distant memory.