Like other people around the world, Canadians struggle with rodent issues every day. Rodents intrude in human spaces and cause property damage as well as health problems. In order to properly handle rodent intrusions, Canadians must first arm themselves with information about the reasons rodents affect people the way they do. Research into rodent biology and behaviour is essential as well as effective use of humane wildlife control and prevention strategies. North York residents will benefit from the use of these rodent control solutions.
Canada’s Rodent Problems are Growing
There’s no denying it. Canada’s rodent problem is getting worse. Provinces like Alberta have seen an increase in rodent activity. One Alberta resident Mr. Eric McElroy for example, witnessed a whopping eight rats running from his bin as he hauled it along his driveway. He was just carrying out what is a routine task for most Canadians and was quite shocked to encounter the rodents. The truth is that Mr. McElroy’s situation is one that can happen to any Canadian on any given day, even though most don’t realize this. For more on this see full story here:
Urban rodents have adapted to city life and have taken root in most cities around the world. In Canada’s cities, rodents find accommodation and food that make them quite comfortable. Unfortunately, this is also why rodents will always be attracted to our spaces. The ultimate solution to rodent issues is therefore robust prevention strategies. To make matters worse, Canada’s cold climate forces mice to seek warmth indoors almost all year round.
Issues that Arise with Rodents in the Home
The rodent situation is by no means a simple or trivial one. Rodents are carriers of harmful and often deadly diseases such as leptospirosis and hantavirus, which can affect both people and pets. The Hantavirus is spread by the droppings and saliva of rodents. This means that if a rat nibbles on food, traces of the virus may be left there causing transmission to people and pets who unwittingly consume it.
They also cause damage to physical property and this damage can be quite costly to repair. A home that has mice living in it is exposed to a fire risk. Rodents are known for their chewing habits. This means they might chew on wires and expose them. They also expose homes to the fire by accumulating flammable material that they use for nesting.
Solving Canada’s Rodent Problem
What is required to solve Canada’s rodent problem is detailed, research-backed prevention strategies. And this is precisely what Skedaddle offers. Skedaddles’ rodent exclusion and control strategies are informed by the latest research in rodent behaviour and biology.
Thankfully, some scientists have taken up the challenge. One such group is the team at the Vancouver Rat Project. This project was created to investigate the connection between rats and various diseases. So far, they have discovered that rats are very efficient absorbers and distributors of pathogens. One of the most disturbing discoveries of the team is that extermination methods enhance the spread these deadly pathogens. This means that many homeowners who believe that their rat problems are ending when they hire extermination companies may discover shortly afterward that their problems are just beginning.
Wildlife Solutions that Work
Skedaddle offers North York residents a very reliable and efficient rodent prevention suite of services. These services include deterrent and exclusion strategies that are both humane and safe for those who use the space (pets and humans). Skedaddle is committed to providing humane wildlife prevention services that North York residents can rely on.