Rodent Control

Rodent Pest Control

Certified Rodent Pest Control

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When you have rodents taking over your residential home or business, you want Calgary’s best exterminator on the job to get rid of the problem. At Martin’s Pest Control, we offer several pest control services to southern Alberta, including rodent control.

Everything we do begins based on our PPP plan, which stands for Personalized Proactive Program. This means we provide a thorough inspection of your home or commercial property to determine what rodents have become a problem. Then our pest control technicians will create an individualized plan and strategy that will take care of your rodent control problem.

What Is A Rodent?

Roughly 40% of all mammals, known as Rodentia, are part of the rodent family. Mice, gophers, and voles all fit into this category. 

Rodents can be found in almost every country on this planet, except Antarctica. In most situations, rodents are an extreme pest to human habitation.

Rodents are small mammals with long tails, robust bodies, short limbs, and large teeth. In fact, a rodent’s extremely sharp teeth are probably the most critical commodity it has. Not only can the sharp teeth be used for defending themselves, but it can also be used to excavate and destroy anything in its way. 

The primary diet for most rodents is plant-based materials. Some rodent’s do have a more specific diet. However, their diet will still consist of plant materials. Rodents, for the most part, are social animals. In general, most species live in a complex, well-structured society with specific ways of communication between each other.

Why Are Rodents A Concern?

Rodents can rapidly multiply several times in their lifetime. In fact, a rodent’s pregnancy duration only lasts between 20 to 30 days. With that said, the pregnancy duration can create a litter of 6 to 14 at a time. At first, newborns only venture out of their nest once they have fully functioning eyesight. Once weaned off, they will start their own nest. It’s important to realize that rodents can and will take over and destroy a residential or commercial building.

Most rodents have advanced cognitive abilities. At the same time, rodents quickly learn to avoid poisonous bait. Therefore, it’s essential to have a certified and experienced pest control company like Martin’s Pest Control deal with the problem. 

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Pocket Gopher

The pocket gopher is subterranean and reclusive, as are other gophers in the Calgary area. However, it is a solitary animal. The most common sign it is in your yard is its tell-tale mounds of dirt left above ground. You might think someone has rototilled your yard!

Skunk

Skunks are mammals that are well known for spraying a very unpleasant liquid odour when they feel threatened. The liquid odour is produced by their anal scent glands, located below their furry tail. Skunks are only found in North and South America. Furthermore, they are part of the weasel family and are related to the polecats.

Skunks are seen as solitary animals and only group together when mating. However, in the winter season, they may group for warmth. Skunks have an excellent sense of smell, but they also have poor eyesight. It’s rare for a healthy skunk to bite humans unless infected with the rabies virus.

Skunks are omnivorous mammals. Their diets mostly consist of eating plants and/or smaller animals. Their diet is also largely dependent on seasons.