The Norway rat is prevalent in Toronto, the GTA, and throughout North America. The norway rat is covered in course hair; they have small eyes and small ears and a blunt snout. They build elaborate tunnel systems and burrows at ground level, preferring damp areas such as building perimeters or crawlspaces. Norway rats live out doors and tend to migrate indoors when the weather turns cold.
Norway Rat Treatment
If rodent droppings are discovered in a cupboard or shelf, remove contents so the technician has better access to areas he/she will treat. The technician will do a thorough inspection both on the interior and the exterior of the premises. The technician will make recommendations if signs of entry points are uncovered. A program of tamper resistant baited stations, mechanical traps or glue boards may be used depending on the situation.
- All food, water, and garbage should be stored in containers with tight-fitting lids
- Bird feeders should be removed at the first sign of rats
- Seal any holes around doors, windows and roofs
- Prune or trim all trees so that they don’t overhang or touch your building
- Removal of all rubbish around the house that might provide harborage to rats