CTV Kitchener Published Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:51PM EDT:
"A Kitchener man claims he has trapped over 100 rats at his home in the Montgomery Park neighbourhood since May. Reg Daly first noticed the rats climbing up his front lawn bird feeder. He said he was “absolutely freaked out, I had these big gauntlets on because rats carry numerous diseases.” His neighbour complained to the city about the infestation, receiving tips but not seeing any change. “We wouldn’t be able to address issues of rats in general areas,” said Gloria MacNeil with Kitchener By-law Enforcement. “We would have to find out exactly where they’re nesting and we would work with that property owner.”"
MacNeil provided a fact sheet with details on managing rats. According to the sheet, rats can chew through soft metals, cinder blocks, plastic and wood, and can infest an area with their feces, urine and fur. Ontario rats can also carry a number of diseases.
To prevent rats, especially in the home, it’s recommended that you close holes or gaps, trap rodents in and around the home, clean up sources of food, water and shelter, and use a thick plastic or metal garbage can.
Call Gunning Wildlife Removal & Pest Control 519-421-2677 or text 289-987-0390 for affordable solutions to your problem with rats, mice, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, bats and more. We serve Woodstock, London, Brantford, Kitchener, Waterloo, Stratford and surrounding areas. https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/man-calls-for-city-to-help-with-rat-infestation-1.4052988