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Essen Pest Control Offers Prosfessional Mice/Rat Control, Treatment & Removal Service in Ottawa, Toronto and and neighbouring cities. We Professional Mice/ Rat infestation, we recommend you to seek the professional Mice/Rat exterminator service of Essen Pest Control to get rid of them.

The three main rodent pests in the Lower Mainland are the house mouse, Norway rat and the black or roof rat. They can carry disease, transport parasites,and chew through wires and pipes causing fires, power shortages, or flooding. These three rodents are primarily nocturnal but will be during daylight hours if the populaton is disturbed, under strees, or very large.

Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus)
The Norway rat is the largest of the three primary rodent species in the Lower Mainland,Wtighing about 600g.Their droppings (faces) are approximately 2cm in length with blunt ends.They have 3 to 6 litters per year with 8 to 12 young per litter. Norway rats tend to have a large territory and woll travel up to 150 feet from their nesting area to a food or water source.They prefer moist conditins and often nest in the lower protions of buildings or in burrous outside.

Black or roof rat (Rattus rattus)
The blcak or roof rat is much smaller than the Norway rat, weighing up to 400g. Their feces are about 1cm long and have pointed ends. They have 4 to 6 litters per year with 6 to 8 young per year. These rats are excellent climbers and often nest in attics but will also in crawlspaces or burrows. Roof ras only require an opening of about. 1.5cm in diameter to enter a building and can enter from either ground level or the roof, sometimes using overhead utility lines or trees. Both the Norway rat and the are neophobic; that is they fear new objects. while rats will investigate their territories daily, they will often shy away from new objects, including bait or traps, for many days.

House mouse (Mus musculus)
A house mous is a small rodent weighing 20 to 25g, and is usually 6 to 9cm in length. Mouse droppings are quite small, 2.5 to 5mm with smooth ends. They have up to 8 litters per year with an average number of 6 per litter. Mice prefer to nest in dark, secluded areas within 30 feet of theri food source. A mouse can enter a structure throug an opening of only 4 to 6mm in diameter. Mice will travel through their territory daily, but unlike rats, they like to explore new things. in their environment.

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To be honest, there are several hundres of mice found in in the world,but a much smaller number are considered pests, which pose a threat to homes and businesses. Rats are a very common pest in both private homes and businesses.

Mice and rats pose many threats to you, your family and your home. when they take up residency, they travel alone, ofen bringin in fleas, mites, ticks and lice as well. micro droplets of mouse urine can trigger allergic reactions in children. Rats will chew through just about anything when nesting, including wiring. Which can cause fires. Rats are also known to urinate on and eat stored foods. Both mice and rats can transmit numerouse diseases. Obviously, mice and rat control is a serious matter.

These crafty creatures can enter structures through very tiny openings. A mouse only needs a space the size of a nickal and a rat can squeeze through one the size of a quarter. Additionally, rats are excellent climbers and can make their way into a home through entry point along the roofine as well. Once inside, these pests will reproduce rapidly, and populations can exceed hundred rodents within months.

Rats and mice in our home or office are definitely not desirable from the viewpoint of disease transmission , damage from gnawing and contamination of food. They cna cause;

Food Spoilage
Rat and mice can contaminate an enormous amount of food. Rodents move around our stored foods continuouly. They drop faeces (up to 50 droppings per day) and urinate on our kitchen surfaces and our floors.They also drop hairs that contaminate food as they go. Rats have also been known to kill and eat live animals such as chickens.

Physical Damage
Rodents gnaw Continuously to keep their teeth from growing too long. They will gnaw on all sorts of materials including timber, plastics, plaster upholstery, electrical wiring and even machinery.

It is not uncommon forthese pests to nest in the warmth of our car engines where they nat only defecate but gnaw on the electrical cables.

The most well known of all these diseases is the Bubonic Plague or black death thar spread through Europe, Aisa and Africa in the 14th Century. This disease wiped our a huge percentage of the population.

Today the more common problems caused by rodents like mice and rats include the dissmination of food poisoning organisms such as salmonella. These bacteria are transmitted in a number of different ways. Rats and mice can contaminate utensils and food preparation areas with droppings and urine.The can actually bite humans or transfer diseases through our pets to us.

Needless to say, rats and mice pose a serious threat to humna health. It is therefore imperative thar we continuously treat our homes for these pests.


Rodent infestations are usually treated using a combination of methods. These methods include improving sanitation and reducing food and shelter for rodent activity.Often rodent proofing of a building is done preventing access to the structure.Traps and Glue boards can be used to phusically capture them. Chemical control is another method which can come in the form of baits, traching powders or gels.

The best method is to involve mice and rat control professinals as they cna handle the toughest rat removal situaton. They will identify how they are getting into the home, get them out and then create a custom mice exclusion plan to keep them out.

Our service area includes ottawa, ON Toronto and the surrounding areas. For Mice/Rat Removal and Pest Control in Ottawa, ON call 613 804 7378!

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