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Mice or Rats? It’s Very Common


We know how it sounds - having mice or rats in your home is not something you want to talk about. But did you know - all homes have rodents somewhere at some point. They might be passing through, or they might be taking up residence.


The good news is that you may never know they are there. The even better news? If you do see them, we can help! We are here to break down the stigma of having rodents in or around your home. It is so much more common than you think, and sometimes it’s totally out of your control.


Rats tunnel underground. So when the city is doing road work or new homes are being built, it forces the rats to move elsewhere and sometimes they end up in your yard or attic. It’s completely normal and expected.


Mice can fit through an opening as small as 6mm! Meaning it can be very daunting and feel almost impossible to exclude them from your home. That’s why we made a list of easy-to-do tasks to deter both mice and rats from your home or business.


  1. Keep up with cleaning and eliminate clutter, especially in basements, furnace rooms, storage rooms, kitchens and outdoor areas like garages and sheds.

  2. Store food and pet food in airtight containers, such as Rubbermaid bins.

  3. Clean up food messes right away, including loose pet food around their bowl and crumbs inside cupboards.

  4. Practice proper storage and disposal of garbage, recycling and compost.

  5. Stuff any holes you find with steel wool - they hate chewing on it!

  6. Rodent-proof by sealing cracks, crevices and holes inside and around the outside of your property.

  7. Install ultrasonic sound devices in problem areas


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While these are excellent tips to deter rodents, they may not be a fix-all to the issue. Thankfully at Gunning Wildlife Removal & Pest Control, we are licensed to and experienced in getting the job done right! We will do a thorough inspection, suggest repairs, and get rid of the rodents.


Call us for a quote or booking and remember - rodent issues are NOT something to be embarrassed about. It happens, it's common, and it’s fixable!!!


We service Woodstock and all surrounding areas including Stratford, Kitchener-Waterloo, Brantford, Tillsonburg and London.


Call: (519) 421-2677

Text: (289) 987-0390

Email: info@gunningwildliferemoval.ca


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