Maybe the rats have gone on.
According to Orkin Canadian report for 2018, Sault Ste. Marie does not make the list of the 25 cities of Ontario with most rats.
But that was not always the case.
In 2016, Sault ranked 18th, and in 2017 they climbed to several places to 16th.
In 2018 there was a huge decline, with Sault dropping out of the list completely.
Orkin ranks cities by the number of rodents (rats and mice) that the company makes from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
Toronto is the most emotional city in the province.
Here are some tips for rodent prevention from Orkin:
- Cut the trees: Landscaping can be an attractant of a great rodent. Keep your shrubs cut at least one meter away from the outer walls of your home to eliminate any places to hide rodents and not give them a "jump"
- Cut the water: Eliminate all sources of moisture needed to survive pests such as clogged gutters or collecting water in garbage cans or recycling. Inspect both inside and outside your property for rodent disposal, holes, and rub scars on the slabs and walls. The faster rodents are found, the better
- Close Gap: Look for possible entry points outside the home, seal all cracks larger than 1/4 inch and place the weather bands at the bottom of the exterior doors. Keep your property clean, inside and outside. Clean the crumbs and spills as soon as they happen to avoid leaving any food or sugar residues that can attract rodents. Keep all food (including pet food) in tightly closed containers, such as plastic baskets, and never leave food or vessels to sit at night
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