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Assess and Remove

The first step in solving a rat problem is identifying all of the potential entry points into your home. We begin with a thorough 50 point inspection of your home’s exterior and interior to identify all entry points. We then remove the rats using expertly installed one-way doors that allow them to leave for food but prevent them from getting back in. This method is both effective and humane, ensuring that your rat problem will be resolved quickly and permanently.

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Clear and Clean

Rats may be small, but they can cause significant problems in your home. Not only are they messy, leaving droppings and urine behind wherever they go, but their waste can also spread disease. If you think you have a rat problem, it’s important to call a professional pest control company like Skedaddle. We will safely remove all rat droppings and contaminated building materials to return your home to a liveable state.


Prevent and Protect

Seeing a rat in your home can be a shocking and unpleasant experience. Not only are rats unsightly, but they can also spread disease and cause damage to your property. After our initial inspection, we will better understand what areas of your home need to be sealed against future rat infestations. After sealing all entry points, we will recommend some changes to your property and your routines to make it less attractive to rats in the future.


Reviews From Our Victoria Clients

Graeme Clark
Graeme Clark


After getting fairly vague advice from a different pest control company for a rodent problem, I called Skedaddle (in Victoria) who came out and did a very thorough initial assessment of the house (found twice as many entry points as the other company)


the staff and management were really helpful and knowledgeable. The had sealed my roof line and chimney for no more future pests.
Insiya Rasiwala
Insiya Rasiwala


The team was professional and kind and explained their process well. Having rats in our attic is not fun but I feel good knowing that we are helping them to leave in a humane way. Thanks so much.

Rats in Victoria

Across North America, rats are one of the most common pests in homes and businesses. Like most wildlife, they are often attracted to the warmth and shelter these buildings provide, and they can quickly become a nuisance. All throughout Greater Victoria and surrounding areas such as Central Saanich and Sooke, rat populations continually rise with growing human populations. Being surrounded by water, the rats in Victoria are pushed toward the continually growing residential and commercial areas. Oak Bay, Esquimalt and Sidney are residential areas in particular risk due to their close proximity to water. In these areas, where buildings are densely constructed and food sources are extremely abundant rats are able to thrive in large numbers. Similar to mice, rats also breed extremely quickly, so it is important to call Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Removal for rat removal in Greater Victoria at the first sign of rodent activity.

rat hiding between wall and box inside home

How Skedaddle Victoria Removes Rats

At Skedaddle, we understand the property and health risks that rats can pose to your home. That’s why we’re committed to providing effective, long term, reliable rat removal and exclusion services. Our process begins with a thorough inspection of your property to identify all potential entry points. We then install one-way doors over the main entry points so that the rats can exit safely, but can’t come back in. We also check for any other holes, gaps, or cracks where the rats might be able to get in and seal those up as well. Finally, we decontaminate any areas where they have been so that the pathogens they may have left behind no longer pose a risk to you and your family.

In July of 2021, the province of British Columbia implemented a temporary ban on the use of rat poisons. The ban was created as a result of the negative impact that rat poison was having on local ecosystems, since many other wildlife were coming into contact with poison after it was moved by a rat, or after consuming a poisoned rat. On January 21st of 2023, the ban will become permanent in the hopes to reduce further damage to local ecosystems and wildlife populations. Instead of the traditional rodent control methods, we have developed unique removal and exclusion techniques that allow rats to leave the home on their own without the ability to get back inside. Skedaddle services are intended to give homeowners worry-free wildlife removal services, which is why we are proud to provide Victoria home and business owners a permanent solution, while protecting the local ecosystems.

Why Rats Get Inside Your Home

There are a few reasons why rats might enter your home. First, they’re always on the lookout for food. If your home provides an easy food source, rats will be more likely to take up residence. Additionally, rats are looking for warm places to build their nests. A house is a perfect place for them to nest since it’s sheltered from the elements. Finally, rats are attracted to homes that offer a lot of hiding places. If your home has a lot of nooks and crannies, it’s more likely to attract rats.

If you suspect that you have rats in your home, there are a few signs to look for. These include teeth marks, shredded material that could be used for nesting, chewed wiring, and rat droppings. Rats chew on raw materials to help grind their teeth down. They have been known to chew through electrical wiring, insulation, drywall, plumbing and even copper pipes. This gnawing can cause fires, flooding, and other serious damage to your home. So, it is easy to see why rats can cause incredible damage if they get into your home.

Rat bites can pose a serious health threat to both humans and pets. Rats are known to carry a variety of diseases, including hantavirus. In addition, rat bites can introduce bacteria into the bloodstream, leading to infection. Pets are particularly at risk because they cannot often defend themselves against attacks by rats.

Regardless of the time of year, rats are always looking for a place to find food and shelter. They are extremely territorial compared to the somewhat innocent and curious mouse, and can be difficult to remove from a house. The more rats that are in a home, the more risks involved. If you believe you have rats in your home, contact us for rat removal in Victoria as soon as possible.

Roof Rats in Victoria

Rats can pose a serious problem if they get into your home. Nevertheless, they are pretty fascinating little creatures. Roof rats are one of the most common rat species in Greater Victoria, creating problems for residential and commercial property owners. Roof Rats tend to find their homes in the highest part of buildings, often nesting inside the attic spaces of homes. Roof rats can be identified by their black fur, unlike the Norway rat that has a light brown fur colour. Roof rats have a strong capability to climb great heights with quick speed, and they often hide along the dense hedges, shrubs and compost piles that are found around the perimeter of the home – giving them perfect access to climb the home without being seen. Properties with long hanging branches are another easy route that roof rats will take to travel to the top of a building.

Anyone who has ever dealt with a rat infestation knows how big of a problem they can be. Not only are they unsightly, but they can also carry diseases and contaminate food sources. What’s more, rats reproduce quickly, so an infestation can quickly get out of control. The good news is that steps can be taken to get rid of rats and prevent them from returning. Skedaddle offers comprehensive rat removal services in Victoria, including decontamination and future intrusion prevention. We use the latest technology, and our team of experts has years of experience in dealing with rat infestations. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get rid of your rat problem for good.

Skedaddle technicians installing one way door for rats


Rat Facts


Rats have hinged spines that help them to hold their breath and swim. It also lets them squeeze through drains, pipes, and other tight spaces. Residential and commercial drain pipes are a common entry point for rats.


Rats have great episodic memories. In the wild, they scramble through the network of paths they create and never forget the way. Rats will create a network of pathways inside a building when establishing a nest.


Rats have open-rooted dentition, which means their teeth are constantly growing. In order to keep their teeth at a natural length, rats will chew wood, plastic, metal, brick and concrete to fill them down.


Rats have an incredible memory. Studies have proven that rats can recognize other rats and even humans! This memory makes it easier for rats to remember travel routes.


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