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WE TAKE PRIDE IN OUR WORK AND SEE EVERY JOB THROUGH. IF RATS RETURN WITHIN THE CONTRACTUAL PERIOD SO WILL WE.

If contractual pests return following service and within the guarantee and warranty period we will return at no additional cost. We work hard on keeping our customers rat free. We guarantee every service and provide extensive warranties to make sure rats are gone and our customers are happy. Call The Exterminators Inc. for Cambridge pest control services.

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Rat Extermination Cambridge. Rats can thrive in any region and Cambridge is not an exception. We are a professional licensed pest removal service in Cambridge. Our professional technicians are dedicated to providing the highest quality professional service. We will meet all your mouse control needs in the most effective and cost-efficient method possible.

At our facility, we like to joke that, “Pests stop with us” and we mean it! This is because we undertake an individualized approach with every extermination project. Instead of generalizing our service, our customers receive a thorough service. Our extermination process has three services:

  • Inspection service
  • Removal or Treatment Service
  • Exclusion service.

Our technicians will carry out a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home to ensure that all possible risks are eliminated. We will advise you on all the appropriate prevention methods that you can use to prevent future infestations.

We only hire experienced, licensed technicians to be part of our team. Therefore, we will get your job done right the first time. Our rates are affordable, if you are interested in our service, would love a quote or you want to call to ask a question, don’t hesitate to call us today.

Call us today and our licensed and trained professionals will soon be at your doorstep with a guaranteed solution.

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Types of Rats

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Norway Rats

Scientifically known as Rattus Norvegicus. The fur of the Noway rat is brown or gray. The length can reach up to 40cm with a tail spanning about 21cm in length. Norway rats prefer attics, basements, underground spaces, and spaces that are generally secluded areas and will not come out unless disturbed. They become sexually mature just after a few months old. The females can give birth to three to twelve litters each years adding up to four to twenty-two young per litter. Norway rats typically dig burrows close to the foundation of your house that can consist of multiple chambers. Random holes might appear in the yard that serve as entry-and exit points. These rats are usually a menace to your yard as they usually eat from the crops. Since these rats usually stay low to the ground, they often enter left-open garage doors where they can house themselves for extended period of times. The Norway Rat can do a lot of damage to the interior of the space it enters since it has a habit of chewing and gnawing on random objects throughout the space in order to keep their teeth in check. They can gnaw on different materials from aluminum, to copper, and even concrete to keep their teeth the desired length. This can have dangerous consequences as rats are not aware of the dangers associated gnawing on electrical wiring which can lead to a fuse. When the rat does gnaw on the wiring, it has change of being electrocuted which leaves a horrible stench in the garage that can spread through the house in no time. Rats can survive from eating on several things as their diet is not that particular. Norway Rats can eat small insects, trash, and can eat from vegetables it finds in the yard making it harder to get rid of it in a timely manner.

Roof Rats 

Scientifically known as Rattus rattus, this rat is generally smaller in size than the Norway rat. They normally are black or brown and have large beady eyes. Its tail is no longer than the body. They are great at climbing and for this reason, they often break into attics or other parts of the property that are elevated. They mainly eat fruits, seeds, and grains which they like to stash in their nest. These rats may only live up to a year. It reaches sexual maturity in two to five months. One of the challenges that come with getting rid of roof rats is that they travel through gutters that might be installed on the side of the house. They can enter and exit freely when foraging  for food to keep them fed during the day. Because of this roof rats need a adapted strategy in contrast to the Norway Rat who can be expelled through conventional means. Just like the Norway Rats, the Roof Rat also has a unstoppable urge to gnaw on various things found in the attic to keep their teeth in check. This might have catastrophic consequences as they too can gnaw on exposed wiring which can result in a house fire. Usually when these unexplained event happen authorities eventually find out that rodents would be the culprit. 

Rats are typically larger than mice. They weigh about 150 to 300g, and they measure about 40cm in length, while mice only measure 3 to 10cm in length and weigh around 12 to 45g. Mice have long tails that are covered in fur, and their bellies are usually covered with hair. In contrast with rats, that have much thicker tails with head and feet larger than the mouse. Mice are curious while rats tend to be more cautious and aggressive in nature. Roof rats prefer heights whereas mice prefer to stay low to the ground. 

Dealing with rat infestation

If you can hear rustling noises in your wall or ceiling, discovered chewed up cables and electrical wires, there’s a big chance that a rat is behind the destruction. Rats are not the easiest pests to get rid of; they are challenging to get rid of because they are suspicious, cautious and can instinctively sense you are trying to get rid of them. Rats in your home are dangerous, both to your health, and your property. They spread parasites and transmit diseases. 

Most property owners will resort to traps, bait or even get a cat. Effectively getting rid of rodents requires years of experience and skill, it is due to this reason that you need to contact your local pest control Cambridge service immediately you spot these critters.

Therefore, if you feel your business or home is being affected by a rat infestation, our rat exterminator in Cambridge can help. We have a simple process when it comes to getting rid of these nuisance pests.

  • We will inspect your property to identify the rat problem.
  • Analyze the factors contributing to your rat infestation
  • Consult with the client to determine the most appropriate removal method
  • Treat the existing rat problem and prevent future infestation using a combination of removal methods customized for your home or business.

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The Main Differences Between Rats And Mice

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Rats are very cautious rodents that choose to avoid human contact whenever possible. Rats are more destructive, dominating, and are outdoor creatures. As opposed to the house mouse who likes to spend its time indoors and thrives. Mice are very curious rodents and will investigate anything new, especially when it is food, but will stay very cautious. Mice prefer to eat cereal, grains, nuts, and berries. They will look for materials such as shredded paper or cardboard around the house to make and build its nest with. Seeing shredded material scattered at random places is a clear indication you are dealing with some kind of rodent. Rats on the other hand are more aggressive and usually likely to stay in secluded areas to avoid detection. The rat looks very intimidating compared to the what feeble house mouse and is more likely yo fend off its predator when it feels cornered. That is why, when you see a rat, make sure to stay away from it. Mice are usually nocturnal and mostly active from dusk till dawn. They do not like bright lights and have very bad vision. Despite that their sense of smell is very strong as well as their hearing but will come out during the daytime to look for food. One clear indication of rat presence is droppings which are a more oblong shape and is much bigger in size than mice droppings which can usually be compared to chocolate sprinkles. Because rats prefer to stay outdoors, burrows can be sighted outside around the yard.

What Attracts Rats To Your Yard And Home

There are quite a few incentives that bring rodents to your yard. The main reason why rats and mice flock to homes in the first place is to seek shelter from the cold and harsh environment. By being in a warm and comfortable place, rats and mice can find the opportunity to multiply and to build nests in peace without worrying about predators around. These sort of amenities makes it likely for rats and mice to build nests in your home and to give birth to several offspring which can go on for generations. The availability of water and the abundance thereof is  what also mainly attracts rats and mice to your home as leaky pipes make up for good sources of water to quench the rodents’ thirst with ease. The diet of the rat is far from specific and are known to consume feces, eat from dumpsters, and our trash cans. what might seem as rotten and pungent might be appetizing to rodents that is why it is very important to clamp down garbage bins. To make matters even worse is that rats and mice are known to be carriers of several diseases such as salmonellosis, leptospirosissis, and tularemia and being the cause of the infamous plague, just to give you an idea what they have in store.

Do It Yourself Rat Control: Why Professional Service is Better

People seek all kinds of home remedies only to be disappointed not so long after. Rats are amazing adapters and might even get used to the repellants over time making them quite useless. Rats are very skilled at avoiding detection. This makes it even harder for the average DIYer to track them time. Aside from that, rats are very fast at reproducing, and before you know it you might be dealing with hundreds more before knowing it. Only a licensed expert can take care of the infestation at its root. Professionals use their years of experience and skills to track down the rats and take appropriate measures bringing to the population to 0. Total elimination, however is not enough. Preventive measures should be taken to avoid another infestation. Chemicals in the hands of untrained professionals can seriously harm you and the ones around you. Using chemicals without the right credentials should therefore never be a consideration. Rats are known to carry a list of diseases and viruses that can transmit easily when you are exposed to it. Rats are known to spread and carry various diseases such as The Plague, Hantavirus, and salmonellosis, so be careful when you see one of these vermin roaming around your property. Call 226-909-6961 for a free consultation. 

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Exterminator Cambridge is a pest control company you can trust. We take extra time to make sure our customers are pests free. We have decades of experience dealing with pests which allows us to successfully see every job through to the end.

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We use only licensed pest control products. We conduct all of our services in accordance with provincial and federal laws and guidelines. Safety is our first priority when we deal with pests. We assure the safety of you, your family, and beloved pets.

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We go the extra mile when perform our pest control services so that is why we offer a 6-month warranty on all our work. If pests are back within the warranty period we will be back at no additional cost to exterminate them for good. 

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Exterminator Cambridge has decades of experience and vast knowledge. All our pest control technicians go through extensive training and real pest managing experience. You can rest easy after booking a service with us knowing you are in good hands!

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Rat Extermination Methods

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There are various DIY options available on the market these days. These products can range from more traditional traps to more ‘high-tech’ such as glue traps and high-pitch sound systems. Most of these solutions, if not all, are just temporary solutions, and with temporary solutions they come with temporary relief. Rats are great at adapting to whatever situation they find themselves in, and this is what poses a challenge for average DIYer, rendering them useless. They are exceptionally good at hiding making this even a more challenging task than it already was. In addition, rats are incredibly fast breeders, and before you know it, you might be dealing with hundreds in a very short amount of time. Only a well seasoned licensed pest control expert can take care of the rat infestation at its core, and the investment is well worth it. Professionals use their expertise and their knowledge to find hidden entry-points all over the property. They use the right tools at their disposal to bring the rat population to zero. getting rids of the rats, however, is not enough. Preventive measures should be taken to ensure that it stays this way. Definitely. Chemicals should be handled by professionals. Not using them how they are supposed to be used can spell disaster. It can have fatal consequences if exposed to pets and small children. Rats also come with a host of diseases and that is not a risk to be taken lightly.

Rat Extermination Process

INSPECTION

EXTERMINATION

EXCLUSION

Inspection 

To determine and find out where the rats enter and exit the property, we conduct a comprehensive exterior inspection. We look for holes, cracks, crevices, vents, and structural gaps around the perimeter of the premises. We then report our findings with photographic evidence and offer recommendations. This creates transparency and understanding between the property owner and the technician throughout the process.

Extermination 

After the inspection, we will discuss our next step in the extermination process. Depending on the situation and need of the treatment, we will strategically place tamper-proof bait traps and rodenticide in and around the property to yield maximum results. Tamper-proof bait traps cannot be accessed by children and pets. Keys are needed for this that only the technician can open.

Exclusion 

Once rat activity has ceased, our technician will then move on to the exclusion processes. This includes sealing up of entry-points. We look for holes, cracks, crevices, vents, and structural gaps and other points of entry that seem prone to intrusion and seal them with the help of galvanized steel mesh. 

THE EXTERMINATORS IN Cambridge

It’s not common to see a rat out in the open. You are more likely to see the aftermath of their destruction such as chew marks on food packaging, droppings or destroyed furniture. Mouse droppings are about one-quarter of an inch long with pointed ends, rat droppings, on the other hand, are two to three times larger. Any sign of this should be a clear indication of an infestation.

Having rats in your business can have dire consequences. Public health officials are mandated with the task of protecting consumers from rodent contamination. Any cases reported about your business will lead to closure and a thorough inspection before re-opening. This could seriously damage your reputation, leading to loss of clients especially for businesses in the food industry.

Rats have the capability of damaging structures. They will nibble on electric wires posing a fire hazard; they will also chew through your wall lining and structural beams punching holes, which ultimately compromise the stability of your building.

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Rats can be a big problem when they find their way into your house or business. They are fond of human environments since there is always a steady supply of food and a safe place to nest. Apart from eating your food, destroying your structures and nesting in your house, rats are a potential health hazard. Their presence in your home or property needs not to be tolerated. It’s advisable to contact your local pest removal company the moment you spot the signs.

Humans can get rat-bite fever disease from a rat bite or scratch. Their urine may be infected and can spread leptospirosis that results in kidney and liver damage. Rats can also spread Lymphocytic chorioamnionitis through their saliva or urine when they forage through your surfaces, utensils, water and stored food,

However, the most dangerous rat-spread disease is bubonic plague. This disease is spread when rat fleas bite humans. The fleas hosted by rats are believed to carry the bubonic plague virus that was responsible for millions of human deaths in the middle ages. Rats just like roaches are a potential source of allergens. Their hair, dander, and droppings can have adverse effects on children and some adults forcing them to have allergic reactions.

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We stand behind our work and take extra time to make sure your home is pest free.