Navigating Covid-19: In order to keep homes safe throughout this period, Toodaloo Pest Control will remain open, servicing our communities with updated safety protocols, according to new government standards. Toodaloo technicians are committed to eliminating health hazards posed by pests during this time.March 26, 2020
Living with rodents is bad for business, bad for your health and is downright unsanitary. Rats and mice roam streets, raid dumpsters and claw or chew their way through even the toughest materials. Every day that vermin are hunkered down inside your home or business brings you one day closer to costly repairs, health hazards and potential house fires. A proper Coquitlam rat removal is necessary to keep properties safe and running smoothly. Say goodbye to dangerous droppings, scratching sounds and gnaw marks with one call to Toodaloo Pest and Wildlife Control.
Historically, rats are troublemakers. If you are hoping to encounter a well-behaved or reformed rodent, you are out of luck! These home invaders have not gotten any better with time but are still taking over properties across the Metro Vancouver area. It is not uncommon for certain pest problems to go unchecked over long periods, but rats are difficult to ignore. If you suspect that you are dealing with an infestation, it is important to recognize the signs and be able to identify your pests.
Throughout Canada, the most common type of rats are (ironically) Norway rats, followed by roof rats. It is important for pest control companies to pinpoint which type of rat you are dealing with in order to build a treatment plan that works. For example, a Norway rat is more likely to sneak in at the ground level while roof rats can navigate heights. Laying bait stations and deterrents around basements and doors isn’t an effective way to keep rodents out if they are coming in from roofing or chimneys.
Like other animals, rats come equipped with sharp claws and pointed teeth but these are not the only way that these pests cause damage. Only when backed into a corner do these uninvited guests start to show aggression and that is what makes rat baiting so dangerous. Even without the threat of physical harm, property owners are not out of the woods. If you are noticing torn packaging around pantries or droppings along counters, these are signs that you are dealing with a rat infestation. Other tell-tale signs include torn insulation and chewed wood. It is not uncommon for rodents to chew on door frames or furniture during their stay.
Whether in a home or workplace, pests are keen to raid pantries, stealing food stores and contaminating others. Each bite leaves saliva behind but while they are running, these unsanitary critters are leaving materials behind. Droppings can be spotted easily but saliva and droppings are another story. These unseen items are chalk-full of bacteria that cause symptoms ranging from mild irritation to serious respiratory and digestive illness.
It is very easy to see why it is important to get rid of rats hanging out around kitchens but the issues don’t stop there. They might be able to survive in extreme conditions but, just like you or me, they would rather be comfortable. Female rats breed quickly and are quick to build nest to house their offspring. Soft materials, like insulation, paper and other shredded fabrics make up perfect nesting materials. Once they begin to destroy, there isn’t any stopping them. Construction materials are at the mercy of your infestation, especially your wiring. Many electrical wires have soy-based coatings, which are edible for most pests. A bite here or there leads to stripped wiring and fire hazards. Proper pest management seeks to remove current infestations but also identify problem areas and work to keep rat populations out.
Traditional methods of rat trapping or poisons are known to be messy and ineffective. Playing around with a system of trail and error only services to prolong infestations, allowing numbers to spread. Instead of just reacting to your rat problem, our pest control experts work to get ahead of it. Toodaloo technicians focus on the present and future of your property by combining 1) removal tactics; 2) supplying information prevention techniques; and 3) after-care.
Because Toodaloo technicians are local to your area, we are able to treat all property types from downtown to its surrounding areas like Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. For those property owners who are not comfortable introducing chemicals into their living space, Toodaloo offers an environmentally friendly approach to your pest control needs. Choosing local services mean that you are never left out in the cold – but your rats will be! Our team is committed to getting results for properties in our communities but are also dedicated to making sure that our results last.
Our Toodaloo technicians are fully trained in various methods of pest removal and extermination, capable of handling any job, of any size, professionally and efficiently. Unlike some other pest control companies our removal solutions are environmentally friendly so you know that there are no harmful chemicals being sprayed throughout your home.