HOW TO GET RID OF RATS
If you’ve recently come across every homeowner’s furry little nightmare (yes, we are talking about how to get rid of rats!), you’re not alone. Don’t let their small size mislead you – these creatures can cause a great deal of damage to your house, contaminating food and spreading diseases.
You've Got Squirrels in Your Home.
Squirrels may be cute when they’re chasing each other up and down trees, but they aren’t so adorable when they end up in your attic or walls. If a squirrel infestation gets out of control, it’s important to take immediate action. Otherwise, these creatures can cause all sorts of damage to your home and create an unsafe environment for your family. Plus, the sounds of scurrying squirrels in the walls can keep you up all night. Got a hunch some squirrels have moved in? You’ll want to pay close attention to this brief guide on how to get rid of squirrels in your home.
A Pest for All Seasons
Autumn in Vancouver is beautiful. Look outside your window and you’re bound to see trees full of color and lawns still vibrant and green. Behind the scenes, though, many pests are working overtime in preparation for the winter. There’s a reason why you may be seeing an influx of beetles, wasps, and spiders around your home. Below we share four of the most common pests that are active in the fall.
Crawl Space Clean Up
When mice, rats, squirrels and raccoons move into your crawl space for any length of time, they deposit urine and feces. This in turn act as a petry dish for hazardous microbes such as viruses and bacteria. 40% of the air in your living space is drawn from the crawl space. These contaminants find their way into your living space, posing a serious health risk to you and your family. It is for this reason that a crawl space clean up is needed. It is best to leave a crawl space clean up service in the hand of specialists.
We Don't Sell Pest Control, We Sell Peace of Mind
Over the years, you will likely have your share of unwanted guests; in-laws staying over for the holidays or old friends from college who outstay their welcome, but none of those compare to pests. Odds are, at some point or another you will have some sort of rodent or insect find its way into your home. Once they get in, they can be next to impossible to get rid of. To pests your home is a 5-star resort. They have an endless supply of food, a quiet place to relax and peace of mind.
Mouse Poop vs Rat Poop
Mice always leave evidence of their presence either by causing destruction or pooping in your house. This area is where they are most active in your home. Most people have no idea what mouse poop looks like, and they may sweep it off, thinking it is normal dirt. It is important to know how the poop looks like since some may carry dangerous infectious diseases.
Bed Bugs on Planes
Sorry to give you one more thing to worry during the pandemic but bed bugs will be making a big comeback. As everyone is itching to start travelling again, the last thing you want to see on your plane seat is a bed bug. While bed bugs on planes don’t get the same media attention as bed bugs in hotel rooms, they are a real problem when travelling. As they are travellers, they make their way onto a plane through another passenger’s luggage. Then crawl over to your luggage or take up residence in the upholstery of the seat where they will get to enjoy a free inflight meal…you!
Attic Clean up: Should You Hire a Professional?
Evicting rats, squirrels or raccoons from the attic is a big process and it comes with some side effects. The process doesn’t end after eviction: there is still a major clean up needed to decontaminate your home. If you recently had to remove any kind of animal from your attic, you need to invest in an attic clean up. Here’s why.
Landlord vs Tenant
Who pays for Pest Control? This is a tough question to answer. According to the BC Residential Tenancy Policy Guidelines: “The Landlord is responsible for ensuring that rental units and property, or manufactured home sites and parks, meet “health, safety and housing standards” established by law, and are reasonably suitable for occupation given the nature and location of the property.” AND “The landlord is generally responsible for major projects, such as tree cutting, pruning and insect control.”
Non Toxic Pest Control Tips
At Pestcheck Pest Control, we care about the environment – from what’s in our streams and drinking water to what you, your family, your employees and even your pets are exposed to. We have you in mind, and we would like to share some simple, non toxic pest control tips to help you lighten your environmental footprint and reduce pests.
Raccoons vs Vancouver
Vancouverites have a complicated relationship with these “mask bandits”. On one hand, raccoons appear adorable and are embraced as part of the city. On they other hand, their population has been expanding quickly across the city. The table finally turned when raccoons started to fight for space within Vancouver residences. The question is: how do you get rid of raccoons?