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Professional Rodent Exterminator in Canada

Experiencing a pest infestation in your residential or commercial premises? Trust in our professional acumen. At The Bugman Pest Control, we are experts in eliminating rodent intruders, restoring your peace of mind. Contact us for unbeatable rodent control in Canada.

Rodents – Norway Rat

Colour: Brown with a gray/white underbelly.
Size: 12-18 inches with a tail shorter than the body.
Body: Fat and round body with shaggy fur and a hairless tail and ears.
Rodent - Norway Rat
Rodent - Roof Rat

Rodents – Roof Rat

Colour: Black.
Size: 13-18 inches with a tail longer than the body.
Body: Slim body and a pointed nose with sleek fur and a scaly tail.

Rodents – House Mouse

Colour: Gray, brown or black
Size: 2-4 inches with a long tail
Body: Short legs and rounded ears with a slim body.
Rodent - House mouse standing on back feet
Deer mouse in the forest

Rodents – Deer Mouse

Colour: Gray, brown, or reddish brown with a white underbelly. Their tail is dark on top and light on the bottom.
Size: 3-7 inches with a long tail
Body: Small body with soft & short hair.

The Bugman Pest Control Services

Rodenticide-Filled Bait Stations

station with poison for rodents

Our most prevalent and effective solution to control and eliminate rodent infestation. The process involves the strategic placement of bait stations filled with rodenticide in high-rodent activity areas. Our technicians replenish these stations every 2-6 weeks to monitor rodent activity. This technique lets rodents consume the poison and depart, allowing multiple rodents to access the rodenticide— an effective solution for large infestations.


Snap Traps

snap trap for rodents

A swift way to manage a small rodent population, snap traps are regularly checked and emptied. The trapped rodents are promptly removed to avoid alarming others. Though not the first choice for larger infestations, snap traps are ideal for interior usage and can be an excellent supplementary tool alongside bait stations.

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Rodent Repeaters

Rodent repeater station

Rodent repeaters are designed with a one-way door that allows multiple rodent entries but no exits, leading to their eventual demise due to lack of sustenance. Ideal for areas where rodenticides are not permitted, such as commercial food preparation zones, these traps can capture multiple rodents.


Exclusion

2 rodents coming out of bricks

Our trained professionals identify and seal off access points used by rodents to invade your property. While exclusion may not be effective for larger infestations, it’s a crucial preventative measure when complemented by other methods.


The Dangers Posed by Rodents

Diseases & Health Concerns

Rodents like rats and mice are carriers of salmonella, lice, and fleas, which can transmit diseases such as bubonic plague and Rat Bite Fever. Deer mice can carry and transmit Hantavirus and Lyme disease, which can be lethal if contracted. We recommend professional assistance for rodent control instead of self-management.

Disease

Fire Risks from Rodents

Mouse hanging from wires

Rodents have a propensity to chew on electrical wires, causing them to fray or short circuit, potentially leading to fires. Signs of rodent activity include abnormal light flickering, burning smells, and the potent smell of decaying rodents electrocuted by biting into live wires.

How to Tell If Rodents are Chewing on Your Wires:

  • Flickering Lights – If rodents are chewing through your electrical wire, you may experience abnormal light flickering.
  • Burning Smells – Chewed wires may spark onto nearby building materials
  • Potent (and bad) Smell – If a rodent bites hard enough, it may electrocute itself, and if it does, it will begin to smell as it decays.

Structural Damage by Rodents

Rodents such as rats and mice can cause significant structural damage due to their constant gnawing, a necessary action to prevent their ever-growing incisors from becoming too long. With their formidable teeth, they can chew through robust materials like wood, a key structural component in buildings. While they generally do not gnaw on well-poured, well-maintained concrete, weakened, or crumbling concrete may not be safe from their relentless chewing.

Prevent rodents from damaging your property’s integral structures such as studs, roof trusses, and floor joists by reaching out to The Bugman Pest Control at 604-854-2847. Our seasoned technicians will ensure your property is safeguarded against further harm.

Rodents emerging from foundation

More Information About Rodents

Rodent Senses & Abilities

Norway & Roof Rats: These rats have a sharp sense of sound, smell, taste, and touch. The vision of a Norway rat is less than ideal, they are colorblind and they cannot see far into the distance. However, these rats are capable of running, climbing, jumping, and swimming, and are known for gnawing their way into, or through, a structure.

House Mice: House mice are similar to rats in that they too are colorblind and have poor eyesight, but to make up for it, they have a great sense of smell. House mice rely on scent markers to communicate with one another and to detect predators. House mice are also very active rodents, they can jump up to 18 inches in the air, climb stairs, and swim.

Interesting Fact: A house mouse’s strong sense of smell is how they avoid traps! They can detect the “human” scent, and choose to avoid it if the bait is not potent enough to trick their senses.

Deer Mice: Deer mice have good eyesight, as well as a good sense of smell, touch, and sound. These mice can create a “drumming” noise by stomping their feet and vibrating their tail. The reason why the mice do this is unknown, but it alerts predators that the mice are in the area, which often causes their death. These mice, like others, are capable of swimming, jumping, and climbing.

Rodent Diets

Norway Rat

Rodents on a plate

Prefer a balanced diet of moist, non-stale foods

Roof Rat

Rodents eating corn

Prefer fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains

House Mouse

One rodent eating peanuts

Prefer fruits, seeds, and grains

Deer Mouse

Rodents eating a blackberry

Prefer small insects, seeds, fruit, and fungi

Rodents will eat anything, but even they have preferences! Unfortunately, the different types of rats and mice have similar preferences, so it isn’t always possible to tell which type of rodent you have based on what the rats/mice are eating. Luckily, rodents’ eating method differs from one another, making it easier to tell which rodent made the bite mark.

For example, house mice will nibble on food and chew through packaging to access the treats they want. Deer mice, on the other hand, prefer to gather and store their food before eating it. If you have deer mice, you will more likely see food go missing as they take it back to their nest, rather than bite marks in your tasty treats.

Rodent Habitats

Norway Rats: These rats will live in any area where there is an accessible food source, including where humans live, which provides a lot of suitable homes.

Roof Rats: These rats will occasionally burrow into the ground but are more likely to build their nests in tall trees or the higher points of a building, such as an attic.

House Mice: Being that house mice like to stay close to food sources, house mice will often build their nest inside your home but prefer areas that are enclosed. Ideal nesting spots include false ceilings, empty drawers or drawers with paper, beneath kitchen appliances or cabinets, and inside wall voids. Unfortunately, if there is not already an access point into the area the mice want, they will make one by chewing through the drywall.

Deer Mice: These mice prefer to avoid people and will therefore build their nests outside in hollow logs or beneath wood & rock piles. When it is cold outside, they may venture inside but will still try to avoid people by building their nests in attics, crawlspaces, and basements.

For more information or professional rodent exterminator assistance, contact The Bugman Pest Control at 604-854-2847. We’re here to provide you with the ultimate solutions for all your rodent problems.