Rats can be found nesting in private and public properties, in burrows, crawlspaces, trees, ceilings or attics.
Because rats can cause property damage, contaminate food and spread disease, it’s important to:
Evidence of rats in and around your property includes:
If you decide to use traps, consider the following:
If you are dealing with several rats or have an infestation on your property, consider hiring a professional for support.
You can also contact the City’s Compliance and Licensing Enforcement department by dialling 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits) for information on property standards relating to rats.
For support with issues relating to rats found in public green spaces, parks or trails, contact the City’s Parks department by dialling 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).
For support with issues relating to rats found in boulevards, such as evidence of rat mounds or nesting spaces, contact Animal Services at 905-896-5858.
For more information about rat control in the City, contact Animal Services at 905-896-5858.