Vancouver is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And why not? It’s got stunning ocean vistas, towering mountains, and gleaming buildings as far as the eye can see. It’s no wonder so many people choose to call this wonderful city home. But beneath the inviting exterior, a world of pests have also made Vancouver their home. And that can cause huge problems for its human inhabitants, including property damage and health issues. Let’s take a look at some of Vancouver’s more common pests, how to identify them, and what The X-Terminators can offer you.
Although considered by some to be cute, mice in Vancouver can actually cause quite a few problems. Mouse droppings and urine are often a vector for various diseases, which means that a mouse infestation poses a serious health risk to the inhabitants of your home, or employees and customers of your business. An actual mouse sighting is not a guaranteed thing, so how do you know if you’ve got mice? The droppings are a good indication. Mouse feces are small and rod-shaped, about 3 to 4 millimetres in length. It’s important to deal with an infestation quickly, so make sure to call The X-Terminators as soon as possible. We provide comprehensive cleanup and preventative methods, in addition to the usual pest control services.
As with mice, rats in Vancouver can spread disease via droppings and urine. But due to their need to gnaw on objects to keep their dental growth under control, rats can also cause much more property damage than their diminutive mouse cousins. It’s not uncommon to find gnawing damage to electrical wires and pipes in a home or business with a rat infestation. With rats, The X-Terminators will first attempt exclusion and trapping methods, as poisoning can result in dead rodents in inaccessible spaces. This obviously causes more problems, such as odour issues and the likelihood of flies. Once the rats have been caught, the entry points will be sealed to prevent future infestations.
Bed bugs are one of the most dreaded infestations in Vancouver. However, The X-Terminators are here to help! The best way to be sure you’ve got a bed bug infestation isn’t by bites, since everyone reacts to bed bug bites differently. It’s a better idea to check for the evidence they leave behind. Bed bug droppings are tiny specks, dark-reddish brown to black, and easily visible on light surfaces such as mattress seams. Yellowish skin casings may also be found, in addition to eggs. If you’ve got a bed bug infestation, don’t panic. We’ve dealt with thousands of them, and can help you turn your bed bugs into dead bugs.
When it comes to pest control in Vancouver, not all exterminators are created equal. Whether you’re dealing with mice, rats, or bed bugs in Vancouver, you can depend on the expertise and knowledge of The X-Terminators’ trained technicians. We’re locally owned and operated, which means that we know Vancouver and its pests! In addition, all of our methods adhere to Ministry of Environment regulations, minimize the use of pesticides (if they’re required at all) and are performed in the most environmentally sensitive way possible. Give us a call today, and let The X-Terminators put you on the path to a pest-free future.