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Rat Removal

With ever-increasing rat populations, these pests are best treated with a permanent solution. We provide the most effective way to eradicate them from your home or business by using industrial strength poison in locked bait boxes. We understand that pests don't take much time to become a big problem if left untreated. We visit your home or business in a timely manner and provide a thorough inspection to determine the most effective treatment method. During our thorough inspection, we will identify areas of rat activity both inside and outside based on evidence such as droppings and holes in the ground and in your home. Our pesticide technicians will strategically position locked bait boxes in these areas for the best results. The rats only need to feed on the poison once, and it makes them very thirsty. They will typically tunnel back underground at this point. This is the most effective way to treat a rat infestation. We will also identify entry points and either guide you to seal these yourself or provide a quote, and we can do it for you. Automatic recall visits are available.

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Rats take care of injured and sick members in their group. Without companionship they become lonely and depressed. These unwanted rodents have excellent memories. When happy, they chatter and grind their teeth and they make happy “laughter” sounds when playing. These nuisance critters succumb to “peer pressure” and are prone to disregard personal experience to copy the behaviour of their peers. They can go longer than a camel without having a drink of water and they eat just about everything!

These destructive rodents can cause damage from gnawing, chewing insulation & wires, nest building, and defecation. They can defecate as many as 60 times a day and droppings can attract other rodents. They will eat pet food spreading microorganisms that cause diarrhea and intestinal parasites in cats & dogs. They can damage roofs and eat bulbs and seedlings especially in the late summer.

Did You Know?

Rats can go longer than a camel without having a drink of water!

What You Need to Know About Rats

  • What is living under my shed?
    Look for signs of digging around the bottom of your shed (or gazebo, deck, sunroom, garage) and listen for sounds. Raccoons often make a den to have their babies under structures like this. Baby raccoons make chirping sounds. Notice any scents? It could also be a skunk or family of skunks as this is also very common in the Springtime.
  • Can I live trap?
    We do not live trap during baby season as removing the mother animal means the babies will not survive without her. It is not advisable or legal for you to live trap and move an animal.
  • Should I block the entry point?
    If you block an entry point and the animal has babies inside she will cause more damage making more entry points to get to her litter. Calling a wildlife removal specialist who can inspect and properly treat the issue is advisable.
  • What are these holes in my garden?
    Finding holes, tunnels and paths in your yard and garden likely means you have mice, rats or other rodents living there.
  • What’s that noise in my bathroom vent?
    If you’re hearing noises or smelling something foul from your vent birds have likely gotten in and made a nest. A wildlife professional can remove this and install a new animal proof vent.
  • Why do I see wasps but no nest?
    Wasps or hornets can make their nest inside your roof where you can’t see it – but you are seeing lots of wasps buzzing around! Having the nest sprayed will take care of it for you.
  • What’s that scratching sound?
    Where are you hearing it? In your ceiling/attic? It could be squirrels, raccoons, mice or rats.
  • Should I cut down my tree to stop animals from getting on my roof?
    A lot of people do this but raccoons and squirrels can climb right up the side of your house so cutting down your nice tree will not solve the problem.
  • How can we keep rodents out of our yard?
    Remove all food sources such as pet food, bird seed and composters. You can also purchase scented deterrents and noisemakers at most hardware stores.
  • Who do I call for a stray domestic animal?
    You would call your local kennel, animal rescue or city hall for advice.
  • Should I call 911 for raccoon sightings?
    You should never call 911 unless it is an emergency.
  • Who should I call for injured or orphaned wildlife?
    You should call a local animal rehabilitation centre or search for one at

Little Critters Can Be A Nuisance

Let Us Treat Rat Infestation

We always try to find the most humane and least stressful options in removing the nuisance animals. Sometimes different animals, pests or situations may require different solutions. We are always prepared for whatever wildlife or pest issue you have.

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Struggling with a Wildlife or Pest Problem?

Gunning Wildlife Removal & Pest Control is fully insured, certified and equipped to take care of your wildlife or pest issues. We offer affordable pest control solutions & for humane removal of wildlife.

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