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Mascouche, QC J7K 1A3

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450-474-5323 | (514) 992-2609

Animals and Rodents

No one can live or work in a habitat invaded by raccoons, skunks, squirrels, groundhogs, mice or rats.

This is why we intervene quickly in the event of an infestation and implement efficient actions to exterminate them or move them to their natural environment.

Do not hesitate to contact us for the development of a tailor-made infestation prevention plan.

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Rodent Extermination

 

Mice

Mice extermination may be necessary in some cases as they can cause serious harm to your home.

Although their lifespan is only about 1 year, they reproduce quickly. A mouse can have up to 8 litters, and each litter may have 5 or 6 offspring. Your habitat can therefore become very quickly invaded by these rodents.

How to recognize them?

If you notice signs such as small droppings, urine stains, fresh rodent marks and typical odours, it's probably because your house is invaded and you will have to take action.

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How to exterminate them?

Here are some tips to get rid of mice:

  • Set mouse traps in the corners where mice tend to pass;
  • You can also use a raticide to poison leftover food. However, be careful not to leave it within the reach of children as it is a poison.

If you cannot get rid of mice yourself, call us. As deratting experts, we will send a team to the site and will implement an efficient extermination plan.

How can you protect your home from them?

  • Do not leave garbage near your home;
  • Ensure that your bins are always tightly closed and clean;
  • Do not leave food or leftovers lying around;
  • Always close the doors leading to your attic.

Rats

Rat presence is a sign that your house is dirty. Moreover, this rodent is intelligent, knows how to avoid traps and generally carries diseases.

To properly handle a rat infestation, you should have a thorough knowledge of the animal and develop a holistic strategy.

How to recognize them?

Remember that if you notice the presence of non fresh feces (2 cm long, more or less rectangular) in the nooks and crannies, it means that your house is infested. Wood, electrical wires or other materials that are regularly eaten away, are also another sign.

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How to exterminate them?

There are several methods to rid your house of rats:

  • Ultrasound devices, they are efficient against several rodents and are available in supermarkets;
  • Repellent products, some of them can be very powerful;
  • Rat traps, some can catch rodents without killing them;
  • Rodent screens.

If your house remains infested despite all these measures, hire our services. We specialize in deratting and will respond promptly.

How can you protect your home from them?

Preventing an infestation remains the best option:

  • Always keep food storage areas clean;
  • Cover with a wire mesh the rainwater drains that may allow brown rats (common rats) to enter your home;
  • Take precautions when in doubt and do not give a colony the opportunity to settle in your home.

Squirrels

If you often see heaps of shredded cones, twigs and bark at the foot of your trees, it is because your garden is most probably invaded by squirrels.

How to recognize them?

Squirrels are most attracted to woods or trees. However, they can chew a shingle roof or wood to enter an attic where they can even install their nest. It can also enter a home through the chimney.

Squirrels can cause significant damage to your home. They tend to gnaw on electrical wires, mattresses and blankets. When they invade a house, squirrels can leave feces, of oval shape (about 1 to 2 cm long) everywhere. You will also notice the holes they have chewed up and food leftovers.

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How to exterminate them?

The best way to get rid of squirrels is to use a repellent, which must be applied on shrubs and trees, as well as fences and outdoor furniture. In short, all the spots where squirrels regularly go.

Don't try to grab the squirrels yourself, they can become aggressive and bite or scratch you. Contact us to efficiently get rid of squirrels and set up an appropriate invasion prevention plan.

How to exterminate them?

The best way to prevent squirrels from entering your home is to:

  • close the openings;
  • quickly change your broken windows;
  • inspect the various access points to your home from time to time.

Groundhogs

Known for digging underground galleries, groundhogs can move up to 250 kg of soil in just a few days to build their burrow.

They thus cause great damage when they invade gardens and eat vegetables.

How to recognize them?

Diurnal animals and commonly short-furred, groundhogs are small mammals that generally weigh between 2 and 5 kg and are 40 to 65 cm long. They seem constantly on their guard and make a shrill whistle of alarm when they feel in danger. They have a lifespan of 7 to 10 years.

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How to get rid of them?

Groundhogs can cause considerable damage in a garden. They build galleries everywhere, destroy flower beds and gnaw fruits and vegetables.

If you want to get rid of them, you should be aware that these animals are protected by law and you do not have the right to kill them. The best thing to do is to contact our experts who can get rid of them quickly.

How can you protect your home from them?

To protect your garden from groundhogs, consider installing a moving object. Groundhogs are generally easy to scare off and will not dare enter your garden.

Also, remember to block all openings on your property, so that they are not used as hiding places.

Skunks

Skunks can get everywhere in garages, sheds and under houses causing a lot of damage while searching for food. They can also spray your house with a very smelly liquid.

How to recognize them?

Skunks have a black coat, with a large white line along the back and can measure up to 45 cm and weigh up to 5.5 kg. They have highly developed anal glands that allow them to propel a stinking stream when they feel in danger.

Skunks prefer to move at night and enjoy staying in the woods, meadows and urban areas. In summer, they usually stay in above-ground shelters, but in winter they hide in underground spots.

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How to exterminate them?

First of all, you need to clear your home of any possible hiding place. Skunks usually hide behind firewood or rock piles. They prefer to stay in places where there are small openings. Another skunk hiding place is under the porch. They particularly enjoy this type of place.

If you notice skunks in your home, you should be aware that they are a protected species. You have no right to kill them, but we can help you get rid of them. Contact us and we will capture them and release them far from your home.

How can you protect your home from them?

Here are some tips to prevent your home from being invaded by skunks:

  • Avoid leaving food lying around, outside your house. Remove pet food bowls as soon as they finish eating;
  • Secure your garbage cans. Make sure that they are always hermetically sealed;
  • Avoid leaving compost lying in the immediate vicinity of your home. Skunks are often attracted by this smell.

Raccoons

Still called "chaoui", raccoons are rather harmful animals. They enjoy the semi-urban environment where they can easily find food and warmth in winter.

How to recognize them?

Raccoons are rather nocturnal rodents. They are easy to recognize because of their white "mask" that surrounds their large black eyes. They are about 75 cm long and weigh between 8 to 10 kg. Raccoons produce feces that have a strong smell and can affect the health of the occupants of the house.

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How to exterminate them?

Raccoon extermination should be done by specialists. Indeed, despite their ungainly gait, raccoons can run at a speed of over 25 km/h. They are therefore very fast.

Their small size and agility mean that they can easily hide in nooks and crannies, so it is better to use traps to capture them. Avoid approaching them without protection because they can cause injuries and can transmit the rabies virus to you.

How can you protect your home from them?

To protect your house, you must inspect your soffits, their rigidity and weaknesses. Make sure that your bins are always tightly closed. If you spot a raccoon in your home, it is advisable to contact a specialized exterminator as they can be quite ferocious.

Remember that the inspection of your home by our exterminators is free and non-binding.

3108 Rue Lévesque

Mascouche, QC J7K 1A3

Canada

450-474-5323 | (514) 992-2609