Rats exterminator in Laval and Greater Montreal

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For more than 10 years, Elite Pest Control has been providing pest control services in Montreal and across Quebec. Through extensive experience, we have deepened our knowledge of rodents and perfected our rats extermination techniques.

Our certified rats exterminators will assess the type and size of infestation you are facing and implement an effective strategy to get rid of your pests for good.

If you think you have a rodents infestation, call our professional exterminators right now. Our team is available 24/7!

Effective extermination procedures

Humane, eco-friendly and effective extermination procedures to get rid of rats for good

Certified and professional exterminators

A team of certified exterminators that guarantees professional and environmentally sustainable work

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Our experts deal with pests to restore your building’s integrity

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Our team provides a fast service 24/7 with extremely reliable extermination methods

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Protect your home or business from rats now! Thanks to our expertise in rats extermination, you can benefit from tailor-made solutions to eliminate these rodents and prevent any further intrusion. Contact us for a free diagnosis and find out how our targeted interventions can clean up your environment. Don’t let rats compromise the cleanliness and tranquility of your space. Act now for a safe, pest-free living environment!


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If you’ve seen the tail end of a rat diving for cover in your kitchen, you’ve already figured out that these pests are quite a bit larger than mice. They are also much smarter. Unlike mouse extermination procedures, simply buying spring traps, adhesive traps or rat poison isn’t enough and a rat extermination service is essential.

The most common type of rat found in Quebec homes is the Norway rat, also known as the gray rat. It can get into your pipe and sewer system and establish a colony of up to a hundred individuals. Females can have up to 12 litters of 10 pups per year. With their sharp teeth and claws, they can build tunnels and burrows in sewers, crawl spaces, attics and around buildings.

Moreover, since the rat is a very clever and cautious animal, it tests any new food it finds. It will initially swallow only a small amount to determine whether the food will make it sick. This survival instinct makes the use of poisons a bit complicated. Our rat exterminators are familiar with rat behaviour and have access to products and techniques that are effective against them.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you know if you need to contact a rat exterminator?

    • You hear scratching or clicking noises coming from the attic or basement at night
    • You see tracks or oily stains along the lower portion of walls
    • You find gnawed food containers and boxes
    • You notice chewed wires, doors, insulation and various other materials (plastic, wood, aluminum)
    • You discover urine and droppings that are approximately 1 to 1.5 cm in diamete.

    The damage caused by rats can look like the work of other insects and pests, so you may find it difficult to determine which type of infestation you’re dealing with. In general, rats nibble at anything in their way, much more than mice do. They also leave tracks forming two parallel and slightly notched lines with a space of about 4 millimeters between them.

What diseases are transmitted by rats?

Although the main character of the animated movie Ratatouille was a gentle soul who loved tasty stews and become top chef at a fancy Parisian restaurant, the sewer rats that invite themselves into your home have nothing to do with cartoon cuddliness. The real thing has long been associated with plague epidemics for good reason; rats are carriers of disease and their presence puts humans’ health at risk.

    • Toxoplasmosis is a disease that affects the fetuses of pregnant women and is especially dangerous for immunocompromised persons.
    • Leptospirosis is contracted through rat urine and causes diarrhea and vomiting.
    • Streptobacillosis causes fever after a rat bite; it is less common in modern times.
    • Murine typhus and allergies are caused by rat fleas, ticks and mites.

How to get rid of rats?

Rat infestations usually come via the sewers and pipes. That’s where our rat exterminators will begin their search during an inspection of your home or commercial building. As they search for clues, they may use surveillance cameras to determine the extent of the infestation and the location of the rat burrows.

If you are dealing with a small number of rats, the installation of traps and baits may be sufficient, but if it is a well-established colony, use of various types of poisons will be required.

Our extermination strategies always aim to prevent rats from dying indoors; after all, nobody wants to smell a dead rat inside their home. We may use a special type of poison that merely makes the animals feel ill so they leave the premises voluntarily.

After our exterminators have removed the rats, we track down and block off the places where they may have entered. We often work in collaboration with a plumber who performs smoke tests to check the condition of the piping. It’s very important to carry out this work without delay to avoid a re-infestation.

The importance of caulking to keep rats out

Our rat exterminators also offer a home sealing service to block holes and seal off any tiny or large openings through which rats or other rodents can pass. We install wire mesh on rainwater drain pipes and ventilation vents, and we block any cracks and gaps with cement or other sealants.