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Welcome! Toronto Rodent Exterminator is a full-service rodent control company specializing in the permanent removal of mice and rats in Toronto, CANADA. Whether you have a problem with mice in your attic, rats in your walls, or rodents scratching in your house, we can solve it! The key to PERMANENT rodent control lies in our inspection and preventative work - we seal the rats and mice out of your house forever, and we trap and remove them. We do not use poison! We answer our phone 24/7, and can schedule a same-day or next day appointment. Some of the services we offer include:
- 100% Permanent Rodent Eradication
- House, Roof, and Attic Inspections
- Preventative Rodent Exclusion Repairs
- Rodent Droppings Cleanup in Attic
- Outdoor Rodent Population Abatement
- Poison-free Rat and Mouse Extermination
- Porch, Deck, or Shed Exclusion Barriers
- Dead Rodent Removal - Walls or Attic
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Toronto's Best Rodent Removal: Any person starting off small may have had to deal with pests and other critters. Now usually such small nuisances would be ignored as one grew bigger but our thoughts remained on this issue. After all, if we who knew what others went through could help them deal with a problem at an earlier stage then naturally we would be obligated to do so. Thus started our rat killing company which strove to make the lives of those bearing an infestation far easier as they wouldn't have to worry about the critters running around everywhere. Of course, when it comes to pests that can multiply themselves easily, there also came the talk about efficiency and skill to remove the source of the problem as quickly as possible. For this reason, our company continuously upgrades its tools as well as the training of its hard-working team to ensure that they will always provide the best business for their customers so that they can rest easy. For this reason, the team is also the source of our pride as they work in all conditions to meet all expectations placed upon them. Whether it's a small case or a large infestation, you can rest easy knowing that they will always get the job done in an efficient manner so that the household or workplace is not disrupted for long and business can go on as usual after just a small and quick to us so we can get our work started.
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We Ontario's top experts in rodent control. We are not a typical Toronto rat removal or pest control company. We don't treat rats or mice like insects, because they are not - they are mammals! You can't just use poison to get rid of them, like you can with insects. Unlike most Toronto pest control, we focus on complete and permanent solutions. We don't just use poison every month. We solve your rodent problem forever, by following these steps:
- Inspect the entire house, ground to roof, and the attic
- Seal shut all entry areas, no matter how small, with steel
- Set a dozen or more rat or mouse traps in the house and attic
- Remove all rodents as they are caught and monitor for activity
- Once there is no more activity and no more caught, we're done
- When necessary, we clean rodent droppings, replace insulation, and repair chewed electric wires
Toronto Rodent Removal Tip:
Can Rats Kill Mice?
These two rodents are amongst the most common pests in the world. Surely, being cousins, they would coexist peacefully, both fearful of their common enemy, the cat. Not so. Smaller and slower than their rodent kin, mice are routinely hunted by rats.
There is a name for the killing of mice: muricide. Studies conducted in the 1950s and 1960s found that between 67-77% of wild rats hunt and kill mice. Given rats' ability to adapt to survive, mice present too good an opportunity to miss out on. That doesn't mean mice are a rat's preferred prey. But if food is scarce, beggars can't be choosers, and rats will go in search of mice.
Disgustingly, when rats do kill mice, they'll eat their brain and liver first. Why? Well, these are rich in nutrients essential for rat survival.
Why do rats kill mice?
The reasoning behind muricide is not as simple as food availability. This complex behavior involves an interplay between neurotransmitters, the neural system, and hormones. The precedence of these different influences is what creates and perpetuates the behavior.
Nevertheless, if hungry enough, all rats will resort to muricide. Hunger increases aggression and desperation, making meager opportunities look increasingly attractive. But some rats are introduced to the behavior from an early age. Just as we adopt our parents' habits, the same is true for rats. Suppose a rat witnesses its mother hunting and eating mice. In that case, they are more likely to adopt muricide into their feeding behaviors.
Which rats are most likely to kill mice?
There are three main species of rat found in the US. The Norway rat is a born hunter, known for tracking and killing prey. The black rat or roof rat is more of a scavenger. Meanwhile, the third and least abundant species is the Woodrat – little is known about its mice-killing behavior.
Given the differences between these species, we are unlikely to find black rats actively hunting for other animals. Even if they found a dead mouse, they might be unlikely to eat it. Contrast such behavior with the Norway rat, which will commonly hunt for mice and eat one if found dead.
How do they kill mice?
Not the most pleasant question to consider. We've already discussed how they're eaten– focusing on the most nutrient-dense organs before consuming the rest. But how is the deed done?
To deliver the killing blow, rats will deliver their bite to the neck and head region. The upper back is also a suitable choice. The aim is to kill swiftly and quickly. Otherwise, the mice may either bolt or kickback. These defensive behaviors can yield a successful escape.
Naturally, in light of the danger of rats, mice have evolved to avoid rats. If they smell rat urine or encounter another rat feature, they will vacate the area.
Rats can and do kill mice. However, such behaviors are driven by the type of rat in an area. Norway rats are formidable hunters, whereas roof rats stick to foraging. The drive to hunt mice is controlled by a complex interaction of learned behavior, neurological processes, and hunger. Interestingly, the brain area – the amygdala – that controls decision-making can be affected by drugs, altering muricidal behavior. These traits have led to rats being used in many lab experiments.
So, if you see a dead mouse, don't assume a cat. It could also be a rat.
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