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Rodent Information

Signs of Rats & Mice Pests

Finding signs of rats or mice around you home can be unsettling.

  • Have you found mouse or rat droppings in your kitchen or basement?
  • Can you hear scurrying noises in your attic or walls?
  • Have you found gnaw marks on wires or food containers?

Solutions Pest Control provides quality rodent management solutions for all your mouse and rat problems. If you’ve got rodents in a crawlspace, attic, or garage, our trained professionals use the latest pest removal methods and approved products, helping you sleep better at night.
Rodents love houses. They provide warmth, shelter, safety, and plenty of access to food. When the temperative gets cold they will be looking for some shelter.

Rodents Reproduce Quickly

In the right environment, Rodents can breed quickly. If you see a Rodent or the tell-tail signs do not delay, you need to get this issue resolved quickly.

Mouse Fact:
Female house mice have an estrous cycle of about four to six days long. Once pregnant the gestation period is about 19–21 days, and they give birth to a litter on average six to eight pups. One female can have 5 to 10 litters per year, so the mouse population can increase very quickly. Breeding occurs throughout the year.

Rodent Control Is Important

Rats and mice cause anxiety and sometimes even fear for many people—and for good reasons. Rats and mice that have entered local properties tend to be disruptive; making a lot of noise and they are certainly uncomfortable to look at.

Rodents are also dangerous, as they

  • carry disease,
  • chew on electrical wires, and
  • spread bacteria across your home through their droppings and bacteria left behind in their tracks.

Rodents are extremely resourceful critters, taking advantage of even the smallest crack or opening to access the warmth, shelter and food inside your home. Once inside, they can create structural damage to your property and expose you and your family dangerous diseases.

If you suspect that you have rodents in your home or business, Solutions Pest Control has a host of tried-and-true methods to get rid of your mouse and rat problem.

How to tell if you have a rat or mouse infestation?

These are the tell-tail signs of a rodent(s) in your home. If you notice any of these signs, call Solutions Pest Control.

Mice in the house:

  • Rodent droppings can be found in drawers, cupboards and hidden areas, near food, and along rodent runways.
  • Gnaw marks, generally on food packages or walls.
  • Odour, usually a stale smell. If you have pets, their behaviour may change in response to this smell. If your cat or dog has recently become interested in an area that they didn’t bother with before, examine the area closely for other signs of infestation.
  • Tracks and runways: smudge marks (left by grease and dirt on their bodies), footprints (especially apparent in dusty areas), urine stains, or droppings.
  • Nests made of shredded cardboard, paper, fabric, or dried plant material.
  • Scratching noises, especially at night.

Rats in the yard:

  • Rat holes, often next to solid objects or structures like sheds.
  • Gnaw marks on compost bins, wooden doors or decking.
  • Nests made of shredded cardboard, paper, fabric, or dried plant material.

Identifing Your Rodent “House Guest”

The most common rodent control issues in found in Metro Vancouver and Whistler Sea to Sky corridor, involve one of the Rodents listed below. To help identify your unwelcome rodents, click on these links below, of just call Solutions Pest Control to arrange a property inspection.

Each of these rodents has unique characteristics that require different methods for proper eradication, including the use of traps, poison, and exclusion (preventing entry into your home). We will eliminate your rodent issue and help you to prevent another one from occurring.

house mouse
deer mouse
foof rat
Norway rat
pack rat

Rodent Control Services for Mice and Rats

Solutions Pest Control offers unsurpassed rodent control services for homes and businesses. Our skilled and experienced technicians will thoroughly inspect all areas of your property, develop a safe and least intrusive solution and effectively eliminate your rodent problem.

Solutions To Your Pest Control Issues

Our team is ready to solve your pest issues, call Solutions Pest Control today at 1-855-858-9776. Or Schedule a Service Call 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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If your pest issue is not too big, you may want to try one of these pest control products.


Solution’s rapid and thorough response made it possible to get back to my normal life again. Knowledgeable and reassuring, they were always available to answer any further questions and offer suggestions to keep the pests away. I put my utmost trust in Solutions and feel grateful I made the right choice.

Eve M. – North Vancouver


Solutions Pest Control will solve your specific pest problem. If we can’t, we’ll help you find someone who can. – That’s our guarantee to you.

Solutions Pest Control has been trusted by Metro Vancouver residents since 2009

Rodent Control Blog

We gathered the following, most recent Rodent Control posts from Solutions Pest Control’s – Bug Blog. These are topical posts we’ve written over the years about rodent pest issues in Metro Vancouver and Whistler Sea-to-Sky corridor area. If your neighbours had these issues in the past, they might be relevant to your concerns today.

There is a great deal of information in our Bug Blog posts, perhaps one will address the pest issues you are experiencing today. Please have a look at our Bug Blog page and give us a call if we can answer any questions.

We offer a variety of pest control services reliably every month across from Squamish to Langley. View some of the service highlights to learn what popular critters you might find in North Van.  We keep the pests away for good! North Vancouver Pest Control issues can vary slightly depending on how close you are to water.   

Vancouver Monthly Pest Control Services

Seeing the trend here? Another port city with easy access to garbage bins and warm dry shelter away from the consistently wet outdoor conditions that naturally occur in our region. Speak to the experts about monthly pest control services in your city. We service Squamish to Langley residents and businesses with great pest removal options! Learn more about monthly pest control services for commercial business owners, strata councils, home care providers, and restaurants.

Pest Removal Education Experts

Helping You Find A Solution to Bird Control On Your Property

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.
Jason Page, President of Solutions Pest Control

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 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!