Three Rodents Around Your Home

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Three common rodents that you may find around your home or business are the deer mouse, the house mouse, and the Norway rat. DEER MOUSE The deer mouse has a bi-coloured appearance: the upper portion of the body and tail is medium to dark-brown, while the underside of the tail, feet and stomach area is … Read more Three Rodents Around Your Home

Hantavirus Guide: 10 Steps to Safely Clean-Up After Rodents

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Put on disposable clothing and gloves. Put on goggles and disposable respirator mask and test the mask for proper fit (ensure goggles effectively protect eyes and do not interfere with the seal of the respirator). Mix disinfectant solution in spray bottle. Gently spray droppings/rodent nesting materials with the bleach, ensuring they are completely soaked – … Read more Hantavirus Guide: 10 Steps to Safely Clean-Up After Rodents

What Does “Rat Free” Alberta Actually Mean?

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To celebrate 2020 being the Chinese year of the rat, we will be posting one blog per month dedicated to rats! Here is March’s blog post, ‘What Does “Rat Free” Alberta Actually Mean’. There is a long-standing Wikipedia war that went viral on social media not too long ago. It featured the Province of Alberta … Read more What Does “Rat Free” Alberta Actually Mean?

Pest Spotlight: Rats

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Scientific Name: rattus Common Names:  Sewer Rat, Roof Rat, Brown Rat, Norway Rat, Black Rat Color: Colors vary, generally grey, brown, or black in color Size: The length and weight of rats depend on which species we are talking about and young vs adult sizes. Sizes range from approximately 10 to 40 cm in length. … Read more Pest Spotlight: Rats

How to Properly Clean Up After Rodents

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Proper cleaning procedures and equipment are important when dealing with the aftermath of a rodent infestation in your home or business. Rats and mice spread over 35 diseases which can be spread to humans through contact with not only their feces but also their urine and saliva. Therefore, it’s important to take precautions before and … Read more How to Properly Clean Up After Rodents

Rodent Cleanup in Confined Spaces Such as Attics and Crawlspaces

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Most people and business owners are displeased to discover a rodent infestation in their home or business. While some may opt to just let the rodents be or assume that the rodent problem must have gone away, there’s many good reasons to address a rodent problem. Rodents can cause extreme damage to homes that is … Read more Rodent Cleanup in Confined Spaces Such as Attics and Crawlspaces

5 Tips For Catching Mice and Rats

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Each fall mice and rats are on everyone’s mind as when the weather changes these pests are trying to get into your house, business, cottage, camper, shed, garage or any place they can survive the winter with a food source. Getting on top of mouse/rat proofing your place today will make sure there are no … Read more 5 Tips For Catching Mice and Rats