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Insect Information

Signs Of Insect Pests

Having an insect infestation is something that most people dread and for good reason. An infestation can result in something as minimal as simple discomfort, knowing they are there, or it can lead to physical damage to your home or injury to yourself, your children, or your pets.

Having certain insects in your home is probably unavoidable. Spiders and flies will find their way in, and you will likely encounter several other creepy critters. Most people are understanding and accepting of this, but when it comes to a full-blown infestation of pest insects, that is another matter altogether.

An infestation will leave signs. The form they take will depend on the type of insect, but you could come across any of the following:

  • Live Insects. This is probably the most obvious. If you see large numbers of insects scurrying to and fro, you will have a pretty good idea that there’s an infestation
  • Insect Remains. This can take the form of body parts such as wings or cast skins, or you could find entire dead bodies on windowsills, along bookshelves, or in the various cracks and crevices of your home.
  • Pest Droppings. Here’s an unpleasant one. Droppings may take the form of small “poppy-seed” pellets, larger black pellets, or what looks like saw-dust.
  • Holes and Tunnels. Depending on the insect, this might be in a book or in parts of your home.

Why Insect Control Is Important

You may not immediately see the need for regular pest control. For many, a clean home or workplace means it is free from insects. A home free of insects is, unfortunately, not always the case. Simply keeping your home clean will not be enough to control the population of insect pests.

Similarly, using do-it-yourself treatments will sometimes leave you feeling like you have accomplished the job of removing the pests, but often these products and home remedies serve only to address the most visible, surface-level aspects of the infestation. Professional pest control strikes right at the source of the issue to ensure results.

Though many tend to think of rats and other rodents when the topic of disease from pests comes up, insects are also capable of transmitting them. Cockroaches, for example, can pick up salmonella and E. coli bacteria while rummaging through garbage and waste. They and other insects might also cause allergic reactions.

Rather than investing time, effort, and money in measures that are not truly effective, choose professional pest control to get things done right.

How To Tell If You Have an Infestation

How do you know if you have an infestation? Here are the signs of some common insect pests:

Signs of Cockroach Infestation

The most obvious sign of a cockroach infestation is seeing them. Since they are nocturnal insects, your best chance of spotting them is at night. You may enter a room and turn on a light only to see them scatter to the four corners of the room. You may also find their shed skins or their droppings, which look like pepper stuck to surfaces. A significant infestation might also produce an unpleasant odour.

Seeing a cockroach during the day could indicate that your infestation has been going on for quite some time. It may also suggest that it has progressed to such a point that overcrowding has forced them out into the light. At this point, taking immediate action is needed.

What are the common types of cockroaches found in Vancouver?

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Signs of Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bugs can be hard to find for those who aren’t sure what they should be looking for. Even when bites appear, some individuals do not react to them, while others might mistake them for mosquito bites.

Adult bedbugs are roughly the size of an apple seed and are reddish-brown, flat, and wingless. Upon feeding, they swell up and turn bright red. Younger bed bugs go through five stages before reaching adulthood, and at the smallest size are very difficult to spot.

Where To Look For Bed Bug

Bed bugs will gather near to where their host sleeps. The top spots to check are:

  • bottom of box spring
  • bed frame if it is made of wood
  • headboard
  • mattress

Some of the places to check include bedside tables, ceiling and wall junctions, and loose panelling. They also appear in any crease or crevice near sleeping areas such as mattress seams and baseboards.

Other signs of their presence include moulted skins, fecal spots on your mattress or bedding, and bloodstains on your pyjamas and sheets.

You may want to read our blog article Bed Bugs Are An Increasing Problem in Metro Vancouver.

Bed Bug Treatments

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Signs of Moths Infestation

The most visible sign of a moth infestation is finding small, irregular holes in your clothes. You might also find silken tubes in the darker areas of your closet. These will be close to the damaged garments or might even be on the clothes themselves.

You may find evidence of moths in your food pantry. They can chew through thin plastic packages, so you are looking for chew marks and small holes. You may find eggs wrapped in small sticky nest on the package edges.

Moths are frequently found resting at the wall/ceiling intersection. Of course, you might also spot the moths themselves, either in flight or crawling on various surfaces.

The likely types of moths in Metro Vancouver are meal moths or clothing moths depending on where they are found.

Moth Treatments

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Signs of Flies Infestation

Flies can drive a person nuts. Hearing the buzz of their wings or seeing them flit about in your peripheral vision can be highly distracting. Even worse is having them decide that they are entitled to share your meal when you sit down to eat.

Having a fly or two in your home, while annoying, is pretty standard for most people. As you start noticing more significant numbers, however, you may be experiencing an infestation. Dead fly bodies may begin appearing, as well as clusters of black dots (feces) on your windowsills and near drains or trash bins.

Flies always need a food source, be it a dead rodent, garbage, organic bin or dirty drain. Finding the breeding site is key to long term eradication.

A definite sign of a fly infestation is finding maggots. These may be found in your garbage bins, though eggs might also be laid in feces found in your cat’s litter box.

Insect Treatments

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While the other pests on this list are annoying, wasps can prove to be a real danger. They can be angered easily, resulting in them swarming to attack. You can identify wasps by their long wings, hairless bodies, and slender yellow abdomen.

Wasp nests can be found under eaves, in shrubs, inside spaces in walls, or even in attics. The largest colonies can include thousands of wasps, which simply means these insects should be left to the professionals.

Wasp Treatments

Solutions Pest Control has helped a large number of customers solve their Wasp Pest problems; our pest control service techs are very good at dealing with Waps. But really no one likes Wasps. Learn more about our Wasp Nest Removal Services.

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Household Pests Found In Metro Vancouver

If you are wanting to put a name to that strange little bug you found scurrying away, we have listed here the common household insect pests found in the Metro Vancouver area.

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Insect Control Services

When dealing with an infestation, it is wise to leave it to the professionals. Let us help you remove these pests quickly and efficiently, ensuring that they are not only truly gone, but also not coming back. Find out more about Solutions Pest Control Insects Control Services.

Whether you are looking for pest control services to keep your family and home safe or for ways to rid your home or workplace free of pests, we will be there for you, providing our years of experience and expertise to give you the results you need. If you are ready to be insect pest free, schedule your insect pest treatment now!

Why Solutions Pest Control?

We are your local pest control expert. Our friendly pest control techs live and work in your neighbourhood. We are very familiar with the local pest issues and are ready to help.

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Our knowledgeable pest experts are ready to answer your questions (during office hours). We are happy to talk to people and walk them through the steps to identify the pest issue and determine if a service call will give them peace of mind.

We will spend the extra time needed to educate you on the signs and characteristics of the most common pests.

Pest Control has as much to do with Education as it does with Eradication.
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Protecting Your Property from Pesky Seagulls

Are seagulls causing damage to your property or disrupting your daily routine or damaging your property? At Solutions Pest Control, we understand the frustration and inconvenience that seagulls and birds can cause. That’s why it’s important to choose a seagull and bird control solution that can help you get rid of these pesky birds once and for all.

Our Seagull & Bird Control Services Are Here To Help!

Our team of trained professionals can help you to protect your property from damage caused by seagulls. Birds fly above and around buildings naturally causing the facades to become dirty and stained, which can lead to loss of value in your property. They can also cause damage to roofs and other areas of the building as they swoop down for food or nesting materials. The waste produced by these birds can also cause problems for businesses that rely on cleanliness for their customers’ comfort.

Birds can be messing up your car, take the food in your garden, and wake you early with their noisy calls. And if you get too close to them when they are nesting, they’ll be all over you like a bad rash obviously.

If your bird problem has been plaguing you for far too long, then it’s time to get serious about bird control in Vancouver. We offer comprehensive bird control services and solutions for all types of bird infestations—from pigeons and starlings to sparrows and crows. We can help you get rid of those pesky birds once and for all!

At Solutions Pest Control, we are licensed in BC, we offer bird control services to help you deal with these pests so you can enjoy your time outdoors without worrying about them. We use humane methods to eliminate your bird problem so that they’re gone for good!

Our Bird Control Services

Our experienced team of avian removal specialists has the knowledge and equipment to get even the most stubborn birds out of your home or business. We will come out to your home or business and assess the situation to determine what kind of birds are causing the problem and what products we need to use to get rid of them. We are fully insured and licensed to handle all your bird control needs.

Trust Our Professional Pest Control Services

Our professional pest control team is experienced and well-trained in the removal and control of birds. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that your property is safe from the threat of birds. We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible service and the highest quality of pest control available.

Safe and Effective Bird Control Services And Solutions

At Solutions Pest Control, we provide safe and effective bird control solutions to local residents. Our team of experts is highly trained and experienced in dealing with all types of bird problems, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. We use humane techniques to ensure the safety of the birds, as well as the safety of your property.

Customized Bird Control Solutions like Bird Spikes or other options

At Solutions Pest Control, we understand that every property is different, and each bird problem is unique. Our team of pest control experts will come up with a customized bird control solution tailored to your property’s needs. We use the latest tools and techniques to make sure you get the best results. Contact Solutions Pest Control today to get rid of those pesky birds and keep your property bird-free!

Why Choose Us about Bird Control

When it comes to seagull control, contact us to keep your property clear of these annoying birds. We’ve been in business for years, and our team has experience working with businesses of all sizes and types. Our experienced North Vancouver pest control can help. No matter what kind of facility you have, our team can help you prevent seagulls from causing damage and creating health hazards.

We provide a range of bird control services like bird spikes or a variety of options like:

  • Seagull deterrents
  • Seagull management plans
  • Seagull control methods
  • Seagull removal
  • Bird spikes options
  • Seagull proofing
  • No pesticides
  • Remote monitoring
  • Exclusion

We also offer affordable bird control rates and flexible bird control services scheduling options, so we can accommodate even the busiest schedule.

Our Humane Approach

Our team utilizes humane seagull deterrents to keep these birds away from your property without causing them harm. We use a combination of technology and our own experience to keep seagulls out of your space. Our team is experienced in working with any kind of space or situation. Even if you have a large area to cover or multiple buildings that need to be protected, we can help!

Protect Your Property With Bird Control Services

Don’t let seagulls take over your property. Contact us today to schedule a bird spikes consultation, and bird control services and learn more about our seagull control services. Let us help you keep your property safe and seagull-free!

When you are tired of dealing with the mess and damage caused by birds on your property, it is time to call the experts of bird control in the lower mainland. Solutions Pest Control can help. Our team of bird control experts specializes in humane and effective bird control solutions to keep birds away from your commercial or residential property.

Our clients are our #1 priority. At Solutions Pest Control, we will work with you to create a customized plan that is tailored to your specific needs. We know that every customer has different needs and goals, and we take the time to find out what those are before we begin any work. Once we have a solid understanding of what you are looking for, we can match you with the perfect bird control solution that fits your budget and schedule perfectly!