Rats are on the move this fall

Rats are on the move this fall. Get tips to protect your home, children and pets.

If you’ve seen more rats out and about lately, you’re not alone. We’ve noticed it, too.

 

Just before midnight recently, our Pest HQ colleague heard a noise out on her deck. She thought it was a raccoon, but no. 

 

“I looked outside and there was a HUGE rat! That rat had to climb its way up, as my deck is above the garage. They’re on the move!”

 

She admits to freaking out – and we’re in the business of rodent control so that’s saying something.

 

In the fall, it’s not unusual for rats to be nosing around your property. They’re looking for someplace cozy and dry to ride out the winter. And while rats don’t hibernate, they do seek protection from sleet, snow and frigid cold.

 

Unfortunately, your home, garage and garden shed are looking pretty attractive to them right about now.

 

How do I keep rats away from my home?

First, make your property less attractive to rats, which are not only a nuisance but can spread disease.

 

Next, seal up potential entry points like cracks, gaps and holes using exclusion materials specifically designed to withstand rodents.

 

Monitor for signs of rat activity, such as gnawing, feces and greasy trail marks.

 

If you suspect rats are present, use the best rat control products in Canada to eradicate them.  Pest HQ sells a discounted rat control product bundle that ships fast or can be picked up at our headquarters.

 

Pest HQ offers additional tips to hone your rat control skills but feel free to contact us any time if you have questions.

 

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