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Facts About Rats and Mice

Rat in Vancouver BC home - OnSite Pest Control

It’s officially rodent season, meaning rat and mouse infestations are on the rise here in British Columbia. Every year as the temperature begins to dip, rodent problems become more common for homeowners. This is because rats and mice start to look to get inside homes for the cold months ahead. With Rodent Awareness Week on . . . read more.

Leaky Pipes & Thirsty Pests

Roaches are attracted to leaks in Vancouver BC homes - OnSite Pest Control

Finding out you have a plumbing issue or leaky pipes is bad enough—finding out you have pest problems due to this is even worse! Unfortunately, these two occurrences often go hand in hand. This is because pests of all types are drawn to moisture and humid environments, which is why they’re frequently found dwelling in . . . read more.

Vancouver Wasp Removal

Paper wasps in Vancouver BC - Rentokil, formerly Onsite Pest Control

Finding a wasp nest on your property is an unsettling and scary experience. Many people try to steer clear and ignore it, others fret and look to have it removed as soon as possible, and some make the mistake of trying to handle it themselves. You really never know how many wasps are inside the . . . read more.

How to Safely Kill Mosquito Larvae in Standing Water

A mosquito found in Vancouver BC - OnSite Pest Control

Mosquitoes are one of the hardest pests to avoid come spring and summer. On an individual level, mosquitoes are quite frail and can only live for a month or two. However, their quick and prolific reproductive cycle allows them to wreak havoc as a species for many months every year. To stop mosquitoes from taking . . . read more.

How Do You Safely Remove Ticks?

How to safely remove ticks in Vancouver BC - OnSite Pest Control

During the spring and summer in Vancouver BC, pests are everywhere! One of the most dangerous ones to be aware of this time of year is the tick. These parasitic insects may be tiny, but they pose a huge threat with their ability to transmit diseases, including Lyme disease. While getting Lyme disease is rare, . . . read more.

8 Facts About Bed Bugs in Vancouver

Bed bug in Vancouver BC - OnSite Pest Control

Bed bugs. We all dread the very thought of them, the thought of getting an infestation in your own home even more. Bed bugs incite a lot of fear in people and, in turn, lead to a lot of false information spread. Because there are so many bed bug myths out there, it’s important to . . . read more.

Do Carpenter Bees Sting When Provoked?

Carpenter bees rarely sting people in Vancouver BC - OnSite Pest Control

Coming across a bee or wasp of any kind can be concerning for those who don’t know how to differentiate them. Wasps, such as yellowjackets, are more likely to sting you than bees are. Carpenter bees in particular are reluctant to sting someone unless directly threatened or provoked. These wood-boring bees are most known for . . . read more.

What Types of Homes Get Termites?

What types of homes get termites - OnSite Pest Control in Vancouver BC

Termites are infamous for damaging wood when they infest a home. This has led to a myth that termites only infest buildings made out of wood. Like it or not, termites are capable of infesting all types of homes. Whether you live in a brick or wooden home, there are many factors at play when . . . read more.

Carpenter Ant Facts

Carpenter ants in Vancouver BC - OnSite Pest Control

Here in British Columbia, ants are one of the biggest household pest problems. Most types of ants are primarily a nuisance rather than a threat. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for carpenter ants, which are wood-boring insects that are capable of causing a lot of damage to your property. These ants are known to burrow . . . read more.

Tips For Using Caulking to Prevent Pests

Caulking is an easy way to prevent pests in Vancouver BC - OnSite Pest Control

Pest season is around the corner, making it the best time of year to learn how to protect your property against potential infestations. One of the easiest and most effective ways to pest-proof your property is to literally seal your home off from pests using caulking. Caulk is a cost-effective and long-lasting method to close . . . read more.