Trust the expert exterminators at South Fraser Pest Solutions to handle your rat control needs.
With the never-ending urban development in the areas of Surrey, Langley and Delta (and across BC), comes numerous rat control problems.
Rats will chew or gnaw on insultation, wallboard, wires and siding – causing significant damage to your property.
Rats can also cause disease or illness by way of food contimination, bites or exposure to urine and droppings.
Types of Rats in BC
Also known as Brown rats, Common rats, Street rats or Sewer rats, the Norway rat can weigh up to 0.5kg and can be up to 50 cm in length. They have blunt noses, smaller ears and coarse fur. Their tails are long but not longer than the length of their body.
The Norway rat will find its way into your home at ground level – looking for a moist environment.
Also known as the Roof rat, Black rats are slimmer than the Norway rat and have larger ears in comparison to their body. Unlike the Norway rat, their tails are longer than their bodies.
Black rats are climbers, they’ll enter through your ceiling or attic and will nest in the upper levels of your home.
You can often spot the type of rats infesting your home by their droppings. Norway rats leave large, dark oval pellets while Black rats leave smaller droppings with pointed ends.
Preventing Rats from Entering Your Home
- Make sure there are no spilt seeds around your bird feeders. You can also make sure that the feeders are not stationed at places where the rats will easily see them.
- Cut any trees that are or might be hanging over your building.
- Seal off any holes that serve as entrances to your building. In most cases, these rats make their entry holes around doors, roofs and windows
- Make sure that the containers that you use in storing your food, water as well as garbage are tightly sealed.
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If you are stressed by the discovery of droppings or the sound of scurrying in your walls, contact our team to remove the rats safely and effectively.