Rodents are among the last types of pests that you would want to see anywhere in your property. They can put you and your family's health at risk and can potentially cause damage as they seek shelter in your home.
Get to know more about these pests, the ones that can be find within Canada, and how you can protect your family from these pests with the articles below.
Types of Rodents in Canada
There are various species of rodents in Canada and knowing how to distinguish them is important because they don’t have the same behaviour. Rodents pose health risks as they carry viruses. Get to know the types of rodents in Canada here.
How to Identify Rodents
There are various types of rodents that can easily access your property. However, the most common ones causing damages to properties are rats and mice. When left uncontrolled, an infestation will not only cause damages to the property but may also result in various health-related issues. Learn how to identify rodents here.
Life Cycle of Rodents
Rats and mice reproduce fast. Their short gestational periods, fast sexual maturity, and relatively short life cycle make effective rodent control important. The number of offspring and reproductive cycle of rodents increases with adequate water, food, and shelter. Continue reading here to know more about these pests' life cycles.
How to Get Rid of Rodents in Your House
Rodents look for ways to survive the harsh winter. They need a warm place where they can access food water and shelter. Mice and rats spend early fall and late summer trying to enter homes. Prevent these pests from getting inside your house here.
3 R's of Rodent Control
A few species of rodents such as mice and rats pose threats to property and human health. Rodents are controlled to prevent diseases in other animals, humans, and farmed livestock. Get to know more about these 3R's here.
How to Prevent Rodent Infestation
Rodents are resourceful animals that can enter homes or buildings through cracks or openings. For instance, a mouse can fit through nickel-sized spaces. Rodents look for shelter indoors, especially during winter and fall because of the harsh temperature. Learn more about preventing a rodent infestation here.
Rodent Baiting Tips You Can Try
Using rat poison may cause the rodent to die and the foul odor of its decomposing body is the only sign that the poison worked. Using a rat or mousetrap allows you to know that it worked through the snap indicator. Learn more about the factors that will help you achieve effective rodent baiting here.
Traditional and Latest Rodent Traps
There are different kinds of rodent traps. All of them will catch rodents, but the best one depends on your budget and your level of comfort dealing with the dead rodents. Get to know the traditional and latest rodent traps you can use here.
How to Use Rodent Bait Stations
Bait stations are an effective way to control a rodent infestation. A tamper-resistant bait station should be sturdy enough to prevent destruction or entry by dogs and kids under 6 years old. Find out how to properly and safely use rodent bait stations here.