|Wondering what you can do to eliminate these rodents from causing damage or getting inside of your home? Follow the steps below to manage rats on your property.|
Inspecting for rats can be easy by following these steps:
Looking for holes or bite marks on garbage containers
Looking for droppings
Shining a flash light when its dark as this is when rats come out
Managing your garbage:
Use a tight-fitting lid, along with a hard-plastic or metal can
Take your garbage out close to the pickup time
Make sure food is tightly sealed
Keeping the area clean and secure:
Sealing cracks and small holes
Putting screens on vents
De-cluttering your basement and yard
Close gaps under doors with rodent-resistant metal door sweeps.
For more tips, visit the City of Ottawa’s posting on Rat Control or the Capital Wildlife Control Website.