With a dense population, close to the water, large ports, many older buildings, and many restaurants, it is no surprise that Vancouver, surrounding municipalities, including Burnaby, Richmond, and Surrey have a challenging Rat Problem. Rat control in Vancouver is top of mind for residents and business owners alike.
Rats are also increasingly nesting in parked cars, with one theory being that they are attracted by new “eco-friendly” additives or soy-based lubricants.
While there are many species of Rats around the world, the most common ones in Vancouver are the Brown Rat, the Black Rat or Roof Rat, and the Norway Rat.
Factors like new construction can unsettle rat colonies that have been out of the way for years, leading to more human encounters as they look for new locations to live and breed.
Rats do carry disease, and it is particularly present in their urine and feces. If you have food or children anywhere around your property, it is important to eliminate the rat colony.