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:
- North York
- Sault Ste. Marie
- Niagara Falls
- St. Catharines
- Richmond Hill and Concord
- 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.