Addison Pest Control is the Rodent specialist. We have never failed to eliminate an infestation.

Addison Pest Control is the Rodent specialist. We have never failed to eliminate an infestation.

You want…

  • to quickly and humanely eliminate every mouse and stop new ones from invading your home...

  • An affordable, professional, honest and warrantied mouse exterminator.

  • An environmentally conscious treatment that is safe for the whole family, including your pets.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Answers to all of your questions

  • A no-obligation quote over the phone in seconds

  • Flexible scheduling with 24/7 same-day service throughout the GTA.

  • No hidden service fees or follow up costs.

Addison has...

  • Decades of experience

  • A trusted track record

  • All-inclusive warranty

  • Comprehensive customer service

  • Rigorously trained technicians

  • Tried and tested extermination methods

  • The safest, most effective insecticides

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Service Area

Downtown Toronto, Midtown, Chinatown, the Annex, Little Italy, Harbourfront, Cabbagetown, Summerhill, Forest Hill, Rosedale, the Junction, Parkdale, Bloordale,  Scarborough, North York, Brampton, Mississauga, Vaughan, Markham, Pickering, Hamilton, London and beyond!


 

Key Facts about Mice

  • Mice are omnivorous scavengers and one of the most common pests throughout the GTA

  • Find food anywhere from compost heaps to food crumbs

  • can survive on as little as 3 grams of food per day

  • produce 50-60 droppings per night and urinate very frequently

  • transmit a variety of pathogens, diseases and viruses in their feces and urine

  • Once you see a single mouse or their droppings it is time to take action.

  • Mouse nests attract mites to your home. Mites may migrate to the interior of the home after mice have been eliminated

  • A professional integrated pest management plan is the best way to quickly and completely eradicate a mouse infestation and give you safe, long-lasting protection.

 

Our process

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Step 1: Rodent Perimeter Exclusion

Category:

  • Physical

Equipment:

  • Steel wool

  • Steel mesh

  • Spray foam

Method:

  • A thorough inspection of building foundation from interior and exterior to identify potential entry and exit points

  • Any insecurity is secured with a combination of steel wool, spray foam and steel mesh where necessary

  • Severe structural insecurities are brought to you attention, and a construction plan is laid out

  • Any insecure weatherstripping or door seal is identified and repaired

Strength:

  • Prevents new rodents from entering your home

  • Forces rodents in your home to feed at bait stations rather than going outside to forage

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Step 2: Rodenticide Bait Station Treatment

Category:

  • Chemical

Equipment:

  • Anti-coagulant rodenticide

  • Temper proof bait stations

Method:

  • Rodenticide bait blocks or packets are secured in a thick plastic tamper proof bait station and placed in strategic discreet locations throughout the interior and exterior of the home

Strength:

  • Discreet, locked, and tamper-proof bait stations are safe for all pets and family

  • Rodenticide bait contains a desiccant which dives the mice out of the home in search of water 

  • Desiccant dries out the dead mice and will prevent any foul odour 

Weakness:

  • Must be implemented in conjunction with rigorous cleaning and sealing to elinitae other food sources and draw cockroaches to the bait

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Step 3: Rodent Monitoring

Category:

  • Physical + Preventitive

Equipment:

  • Baited sticky trap

Method:

  • Baited sticky traps are placed in strategic locations

  • Ongoing checkups on bait stations keeps your home protected and 

Strength:

  • Ongoing monitoring of any new mice active on the premises


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Beware of Discount Pest Control

  • These companies use low quality or insufficient baits that can cause rodents to die inside the walls and stink up your home for months.

  • Mice are one of the most adaptive and invasive pest species. Unless a full and thorough treatment is done you could end up with constant reinfestations with mice that are too clever to feed on bait stations.

 

What you need to know for an effective mouse extermination

 

If you suspect you have a mouse infestation clear and complete information is the first step to getting rid of them. Here are a few facts, myths, and tips that will help you to make a well informed decision about what to do next.

 

 

How to identify mice

Different species of mice vary somewhat. The most common species of mouse in North America is the house mouse. The deer mouse is another common species that has high rates of hanta virus infection. These mice are more common in cottage country.

It is important to distinguish a rodent infestation between mice or rats. Baby rats can appear very similar to mice. The best way to tell them apart is the size and shape of their head and the size of their droppings.

Mouse Shape, Size and Colour

  • Brownish gray to Orangy brown

  • Gray to white underbelly

  • Stout nose

  • Large ears

  • Deer mice have large black eyes and large ears covered in fur

  • Approximately 15 grams

  • Tail is slightly longer than their body

  • 3"-8" in length including the tail

Mouse Droppings

  • Small oblong brown to black pellets 

  • Same shape but much smaller than a grain of rice

  • pointed ends

  • much smaller but similar shape to rat droppings

Mouse Behaviour and Characteristics

  • Mice are nocturnal they will normally remain hidden during the day time and emerge at night time to forage for food and nesting material

  • Constantly produce droppings, up to 60 per night

  • Acute sense of touch and hearing makes them difficult to spot

  • Will only travel within 12 meter radius of nest to forage for food and other materials

  • Omnivorous scavenger, can survive on as little as 3 grams of food per day

Mouse Reproduction Habits

  • A female mouse can carry 3-4 litters per year with up to 9 young per litter

  • She can bear up to 8 litters in her lifetime, the gestation period of each litter is approximately 24 days

  • Females will search for a safe nesting site with adequate feeding sources, nesting material and shelter.

  • Mice reach maturity within 6 weeks and lives for about one year.

 

 

How do I know if I have a mouse infestation?

The best person to tell if there are mice active in your home is YOU. 

Since mice can live deep inside the walls, and only emerge when it is time to forage for food, spotting any of the following signs is a good reason to believe you have an mouse infestation.

Addison performs mouse inspections if you are hearing gnawing, squeaking or scurrying inside the walls but you cannot find any signs of rodent activity, give us a call to schedule an inspection in seconds.

Sightings

  • Mice are stealthy nocturnal pests. Be most vigilant after dark

  • If you see one live mouse it means there are potentially several more that are out of sight.

  • You may spot them scurrying for shelter when startled by a light or loud noises.

  • Use baited sticky traps to effectively gauge the severity of a mouse infestation.

Droppings

  • Mouse droppings are usually the first sign of an infestation

  • Adults produce up to 60 droppings per night

  • The most common place to find droppings:

    • under sinks

    • behind stove, refrigerator

    • Behind laundry machine and dryer

    • Attics and basements

    • underneath couches

    • Near garbage receptacles and recycling bins

Foul odour

  • Mouse droppings and urine give off a distinct foul odour

  • Even if you cannot see or hear evidence of mice in your home their odour is an effective way to determine where mice are active

Chewing, gnawing, holes

  • Holes chewed in food packaging

  • Holes chewed through walls and floors to sharpen their teeth, this creates entry ways into the home

  • Chewed electrical wiring

  • Holes chewed in cushions or fabrics for nesting material

Scurrying or scratching noises

  • Mice are adept climbers and can make their way through ducting, vents, electrical conduits

  • The sound of rodents in the wall can amplify making tiny mice seem much larger]

Once you have identifies mouse activity in your home it is time to take action. Mice can spread dangerous bacteria and pathogens. Their feces can contaminate food storage and preparation surfaces.

Give us a call to schedule a consultation or a treatment in seconds.

 

 

Can I get rid of mice on my own?

If you are able to identify a mouse infestation in the earliest stages you can take some steps to address the issue on your own.

If these steps are not effective it is important to implement a professional pest control program as soon as possible before the mice set up a nest and begin to produce new generations of mice.

Where to look for mouse activity

  • mice burrow for shelter in concealed areas

  • anywhere from basements to attics.

  • use space between double walls, floor joists,  areas under cupboards and small spaces under sinks for safe and camouflaged nesting sites

  • Mice can climb walls and other vertical surfaces and jump up to 30 cm vertically. 

  • Mice often enter the home through holes in the foundation of the home, insecurities in dryer vents, open doors and windows, or dislodged weather stripping and door sweeps

Exclude

  • Seal up holes around the perimeter of your home using steel wool to keep rodents out.

  • Remove potential nesting sites including

    • leaf piles and thick mulch

    • stop feeding outdoor birds

    • move outdoor compost away from home

Clean

  • Clean up food and water sources inside and outside your home.

  • Use tight-fitting lids for compost and garbage inside and outside the home.

Eliminate

  • Bait commercially available snap traps with cheese, marshmallow, peanut butter or any other fatty sugary substance

  • Use baited sticky traps in areas where you see elevated activity to gauge the level of the infestation

What doesn't work

  • Commercially available bait stations use insecure stations that could be pried open by pets or children and ineffective bait that isn't palatable or effective in eliminating mice

  • Most rodents in the Toronto area are now resistant to warfarin, avoid this rodenticide

 

 

How did mice get into my home?

The house mouse will find its way inside your home through a variety of different access points.

  • Holes and cracks in the foundation of the home

  • Open doors and windows

  • all homes are susceptible to house mouse infestation

  • enter the home in search of shelter food sources and water and safe places to reproduce

 

 
 

How serious are mice?

  • Mice can transmit disease through the air from viruses found in their fecal droppings and urine.

  • Mice forage for food and nesting materials at night time, they may contaminate food preparation surfaces and food storage areas putting you at risk of contracting pathogens and bacteria that they leave behind

  • HPS Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome is a lung infection that you can get by breathing in tiny particles contaminated with rodent urine, saliva, and droppings.

  • Mice can produce 50-60 droppings per night and urinate very frequently throughout their foraging pathways.

 
 

 

How can Addison help eliminate and prevent a mouse infestation

Inspect and Exclude

  • Professional 360º inspection of the exterior of your home to identify potential entry points

  • Seal holes around the perimeter of your home using steel wool, spray foam and wire mesh keeps rodents out

  • Identify and remove potential nesting and feeding sites including

    • leaf piles and thick mulch

    • stop feeding outdoor birds

    • move outdoor compost away from home

    • secure garbage receptacles

  • Inspection of the interior of your home:

    • Identify rodent droppings

    • track rodent transit routes

    • pinpoint areas of elevated rodent activity

    • establish important techniques to clean out nesting areas and cut off feeding sources and

Eliminate

  • Secure bait stations installed inside and outside the home in areas of elevated activity

  • safe for pets, people and wildlife

 

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