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How to get rid of rats

Rats are known to spread diseases, so a rat problem in your home or business should be treated as a serious pest issue. Even if rats are not entering a direct living area, any rat problem must be treated urgently.

Call Rentokil today at 877-690-2115 or contact us online for professional advice if you are concerned about rats.

Signs of rats in your home

A few of the common signs of a rat infestation on your property are:

  • Rat droppings - Rats leave dark, tapered droppings about 12-20mm long.

  • Damage - Rats have been known to chew on wood and plastic causing serious damage. Rats can even cause fires by chewing through electrical wiring.

  • Nests - Rats build nests in warm, hidden places using shredded material such as newspaper, fabrics, and insulation. Nests will often contain young rats.

Rat prevention tips

To deter rats from entering your property, practice the following prevention methods:              

  • Keep food in metal or glass containers with tight fitting lids.
  • Tidy inside the house and around the garden - less clutter means fewer places to hide.
  • Place outdoor garbage bags in metal bins with securely fitted lids to stop them from feeding on the contents.
  • Clean up pet food and bird seed debris, and store pet food in robust containers with fitted lids — preferably above ground level.

For more tips on rat-proofing your home or business, click here.

Types of rats in Canada

Professional rat control solutions

Using rat bait stations is an effective way to control a rat infestation on your property. Rentokil specifically selects stations to be tamper-resistant. Our stations are safe to use even in areas where children or pets may be present. The rat bait or rodenticide contained within the device is only accessible to rats, offering an effective solution to your rat problem.

Our large selection of baits, suitable for use indoors and outdoors, are installed and distributed through these bait stations as part of a customized program to get rid of rats in your home or business.

Our bait stations have been successfully tested in-house to ensure they can offer effective treatment against rats and mice. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Protects your business against litigation, lost profits and damaged reputation.
  • Ensures your rodent control complies with health and safety regulations — bait boxes are clearly labelled, stating their purpose and what they contain, and placed in recorded locations.
  • Keeps staff, customers, and members of the public safe from inadvertent harm. The rat bait contained inside is only accessible to rats and will not be accessible to pets and non-target animals.
  • Specifically designed to be tamper-resistant, allowing for use in areas where there might be children or pets present.

Features of plastic bait station:

  • Ideal for external use.
  • Manufactured in tough polypropylene with a secure single lock.
  • Resists practically any unauthorized entry.
  • Available in black or beige.

Call us at 877-690-2115 or contact us online for more information on how to get rid of rats or to arrange a visit by a Rentokil Pest Technician.


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