Discovering the presence of rats in your Ottawa apartment is a stressful experience. Not only do these rodents carry disease but can also cause considerable damage to the space you rent. The question of who is responsible for rat removal in Ottawa, you or your landlord, usually depends on the lease agreement. However, both you and the property owner each have responsibilities when it comes to getting rid of rats.
Evicting rats from your Ottawa apartment is not a job to tackle on your own, and we at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control stand ready to help. From finding entry points to handling live animals, our technicians can assist you with each necessary step of rat removal.
Are You Responsible for Rats In Your Rental Space?
Rats are clever, adaptable rodents that understand the presence of humans usually means food and water sources. Roof rats, in particular, climb trees with little problem to access the roof of an apartment building and then find their way inside. They may nest in a variety of places, including wall voids, where they tear out insulation to make nests.
If your apartment building already had a rat or mice problem when you moved in, there is not much of a question when it comes to who is responsible for mice landlord or tenant, but as a renter, there are a few actions you can take to prevent attracting these rodents, such as:
- Keeping your apartment clean
- Disposing of trash in rodent-proof bins
- Avoiding clutter in storage spaces
- Keeping outdoor spaces free of food leftovers
If you notice a rat problem in your apartment complex, let your landlord know right away so he or she can contact us here at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control and our experienced technicians can offer several solutions for how to get rid of rats.
What Obligations Do Landlords Have Regarding Rats?
Because of their cleverness and adaptability, rats can find places to nest in an apartment complex and multiply quickly. When it comes to rat removal, landlords must take action in order to offer you a clean and safe environment free from rodent infestation.
Keeping empty units clean and sealing possible rodent entry points can prevent a rat problem. Your landlord is also responsible for ensuring the overall cleanliness of the complex, including trash removal and avoiding conditions that attract rats. Once you alert your landlord to the presence of rats, our wildlife removal technicians can step in to remove them.
How Skedaddle Handles Rat Removal In Ottawa
Once our wildlife removal technicians arrive at your apartment complex, they begin the job by inspecting the property. This helps them understand what might have attracted rats to begin with and where they enter and exit the building. Rats may enter a building through roofing or ground-floor vents, where they use the HVAC ducts as a rodent super-highway. Once they establish pathways, they carry food and nesting material back to their homes.
Skedaddle technicians have the tools and know-how to remove live animals, including rat pups, in a humane manner before removing nesting material in a way that prevents the spread of bacteria. Rats carry a number of diseases and parasites, so professional cleaning keeps everyone in the complex safe. Our technicians then seal entry points with screens and other preventative measures so rats cannot return.
Contact Us Today for Safe and Effective Rat Removal
If you own an apartment complex and your tenants report a rat problem, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control technicians are standing by to assist you. Contact us online today for assistance and information regarding rat removal to safeguard the health and welfare of your Ottawa tenants.