Ontario’s top 25 cities for rats

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Toronto, Ottawa and Mississauga topped Orkin Canada’s 25 most “rattiest” cities in Ontario list, released in mid-February. Cities were ranked by the number of rodent (rat & mice) treatments the company performed from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

This ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments:

  • Toronto
  • Ottawa
  • Mississauga
  • Scarborough
  • Hamilton
  • Windsor
  • Oakville
  • North York
  • Burlington
  • Sudbury
  • Brampton
  • Oshawa
  • Etobicoke
  • London
  • Kitchener
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • Timmins
  • Cambridge
  • Markham
  • Barrie
  • Niagara Falls
  • St. Catharines
  • Richmond Hill and Concord
  • Thornhill
  • North Bay

A Few Rodent Prevention Tips Via Orkin:

Close the Gap: Seal any cracks or holes in your foundation with weather-resistant sealant. Install weather stripping around windows and doors, as well as door sweeps.

Trim the Trees: Landscaping can be a big-rodent attractant. Keep shrubbery cut back at least one meter from the exterior walls of your home to eliminate any hiding spots for rodents.

Cut Off the Water: Eliminate any moisture sources, necessary for pests’ survival, such as clogged gutters or water gathering in trash or recycling bins.

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