As rats can be carriers of disease, ingesting food or water that has been contaminated by rat urine or droppings may pose risks to human health.

Ottawa Public Health provides education to those experiencing rodent issues in their home. If you are experiencing a rat infestation and require professional services, you may wish to contact a licensed pest control company.

Since rats can damage your property, look for the following signs of rodent activity:

• Live sightings
• Rodent droppings
• Chewed or damaged items
• Small holes or burrows in the ground outside of the residence

Follow this link for steps you can take to prevent rats on your property.