Windsor Ranks In Top 10 Rattiest Ontario Cities

(WINDSOR, ON) – Canadian pest control company, Orkin Canada, has released the 2017 results of the most rodent infested cities in Ontario. Not surprisingly, topping the list is Toronto. Windsor logged in at No. 6.

Based on the number of residential and commercial treatments Orkin performed between January 1 and December 31, 2017, the list ranks the municipalities with the most instances of both rat and mice occurrences. There is no indication, however, that Ottawa came in second place because of Parliament Hill.

Rodent Prevention Tips

  • Close the gap: Seal any cracks or holes in your foundation with weather-resistant sealant. Install weather stripping around windows and doors, as well as door sweeps.
  • Trim the trees: Landscaping can be a big-rodent attractant. Keep shrubbery cut back at least one meter from the exterior walls of your home to eliminate any hiding spots for rodents.
  • Cut off the water: Eliminate any moisture sources, necessary for pest survival, such as clogged gutters or water gathering in trash or recycling bins.

Top 10

  • Toronto
  • Ottawa
  • Mississauga
  • Scarborough
  • Hamilton
  • Windsor
  • Oakville
  • North York
  • Burlington
  • Sudbury

Rattiest-Cities 2017 Orkin

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