Pest Control For Rats
There is a myth that Alberta is rat free. While it is true that Alberta has largely eradicated the province of these pests, rat control is necessary to guard against complacency and maintain the positive status quo. Rats have the capability to spread throughout Alberta just as easily today as they could in the past.
Rat Control & Extermination
Due to the unique history and successful outcome of Alberta’s rat eradication project, please don’t hesitate to contact us as soon as you think there might be a problem, especially a rat infestation. You can confidentially discuss your situation with us, and if needed a licensed and experienced rat exterminator will assess the situation and inform you of the findings and your options.
Types of Rats in Alberta
The Norway rat is the largest of the commensal (living in close association with humans) rodents. The head and body are 7 to 10 inches long and the tail is an additional 6 to 8 inches. It has a stocky body and weighs 7 to 18 ounces. The fur is coarse, shaggy and brown with some black hairs. The muzzle is blunt, the eyes and ears are small and the tail which is bi-coloured is shorter than the head and body combined. Norway rat droppings are up to ¾” long with blunt ends.
The Roof rat is a commensal (living in close association with humans) rodent. The head and body are 6 to 8 inches long and the tail is an additional 7 to 10 inches. It has a slight body which weights 5 to 9 ounces. The fur is soft, smooth and brown in colour with some black hairs. The muzzle is pointed, eyes and ears are large, and the scaly tail, which is uniformly dark, is longer than the head and body combined. Roof rat droppings are up to ½ inch long and spindle shaped with pointed ends.