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Rodents can cause considerable damage to a home, destroying your pantry, electrical wiring, pipes and even walls. In addition, they carry diseases that can be dangerous to human health. It is important to take immediate action to get rid of rodents as soon as you notice their presence.

If you are dealing with rodents in your home, keep reading! Laval exterminators explain the importance of identifying the type of rodent that has invaded your home and using the right method to get rid of them.

Do you have roommates in the attic?

  • There are distinctive signs to tell whether you’re dealing with rodents or not.
  • You’ll hear little noises of movement, of an animal gnawing on something, especially at night.
  • As rodents need to maintain their growing teeth, you may discover material damage to nearby wires, pipes or furniture.
  • You may find traces of their passage, such as grease or dirt.
  • If you have a lot of guests, you may even smell a musky odor or urine.

How to identify a rodent?

Identifying rodents is the first step to getting rid of them. Why? Because there are several types of rodents in Quebec, and each of which demands a different type of pest control response.

To identify the type of rodent that has invaded your home, you need to be familiar with their unique characteristics: appearance, behavior and signs of their presence in the house. Mice, rats, field mice and squirrels are the most common home-invaders. Even if these animals have many things in common, they do differ in how they can be effectively exterminated.

To identify the type of rodent in your attic, it’s important to know their appearance, behavior and signs of presence. Mice, rats, field mice, squirrels and bats are the most common types of rodent found in residential environments. However, rats and mice are the most found rodents in attics.

Mice can infest your walls as well as your attic. If you find small, oval-shaped, black droppings, they’re probably mice. Otherwise, if you think it’s a rat in the house, be aware that they are known to burrow into walls and other structures in the home, where they can breed and cause damage. They often leave droppings larger than those of mice, and can also leave smelly urine trails.

More rare, but a possibility…

Squirrels can cause damage by gnawing on electrical wires, tearing insulation and digging nests in building materials. They are often active during the day and can be spotted climbing up the outside walls of the house. If they are bats, they enter the attic in search of nesting sites. They are generally nocturnal and may leave droppings called guano. Bats are a protected species, so if you suspect their presence in your attic, it’s advisable to call in the professionals to remove them safely and legally.

At Elite Pest Control, we adapt our treatment methods to every situation. Contact us now if rodents have moved into your house or attic.

How to get rid of mice or rats in the roof?

Once you know the importance of identifying rodents, the next step is learning how to get rid of them.

There are several ways to eliminate mice, rats, and other pests, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Read on to learn about the most common methods for getting rid of rodents effectively.

Trap them

Trapping is an effective way to exterminate rodents.

Spring traps, glue traps and bait traps are all popular trapping options. There’s no need to bait traps with cheese, as mice’s love of cheese is more of a legend than a fact: mice prefer peanut butter.

Be sure to remove a trap once it is full, as leaving a dead mouse in trap could make the remaining traps less effective.

Relying on a pest control caulking service can mean effectively keeping large rodents away for good.

Don’t make them want to live in your home!

It’s also important to keep your home clean and tidy by eliminating food sources and storing dry food in airtight containers.

In addition, make sure you keep your attics tidy and uncluttered, as rodents like mice and rats are attracted to cluttered areas where they can hide. By limiting their potential hiding places, you’ll reduce the chances of a persistent infestation. Finally, consider installing sound repellents or ultrasonic devices designed to disturb rodents and deter them from settling in your home.

Keep them out by caulking

Another key measure is to identify and seal all potential entrances, such as cracks in walls, openings around pipes and gaps under doors. This step is necessary because rodents can squeeze through incredibly small openings. So this includes regular maintenance of your home and finding out how mice enter your house.

Un exterminateur de souris peut vous aider à conserver votre intérieur dans de bonnes conditions sans ces petits nuisibles.

Professional rodent extermination for guaranteed effectiveness

Since these pests multiply very quickly, a small infestation can quickly get out of control. We recommend contacting a rat extermination or mouse extermination service promptly, or at the very least take action yourself to get rid of them as soon as you know they are there.

If the rodent control methods mentioned above don’t completely eliminate the pests, it may be time to call in a pest control professional. At Elite Pest Control, we use advanced methods to eliminate rodents, including repellents and exclusion techniques. We also provide tips on how to prevent future infestations.

Once you’ve successfully eliminated rodents from your home, it’s important to take steps to prevent future infestations, and our pest management services can help you do just that.

Elite Pest Control gets rid of rodents permanently

As you can see, a rodent infestation in your attic is a serious problem that needs to be dealt with quickly. The damage they can cause to your installations should not be underestimated. An infestation reduces the value of a home and can even completely dissuade potential buyers if you’re looking to sell.

Feel free to contact us if you need help. Our pest control experts provide customized solutions to effectively eliminate rodents and prevent future infestations. We are available to answer your questions and help you protect your home from rodents.

Pascal Rock
Pascal Rock  
Director, Elite Pest Control
Founder and mainstay of Elite Pest Control, Pascal Rock has embodied expertise and dedication for over a decade. His training, acquired with expert mentors in extermination and pest decontamination, has shaped an outstanding professional. Under his leadership, a team of six seasoned technicians deploys the very best pest control strategies. Together, they ensure the peace of mind and safety of residents and professionals from Montreal to Quebec City, by offering fast, effective interventions, available at all times.