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Cockroach Control

Getting Rid of Cockroaches

Usually, when cockroaches announce themselves in your home or office, it is not done in a welcome fashion. Quite often it involves turning the light on in the kitchen or bathroom at night and seeing something scurrying back into the shadows. The extermination of a cockroach infestation in a home or office can be relatively straight forward, extremely difficult or somewhere in between. Luckily Solutions Pest Control is your experienced cockroach removal expert in Greater Vancouver Area and Whistler.

Cockroach Removal

Not that long ago most pest control companies were using a spray to eliminate cockroach infestations, using the best available spray pesticides available for use in the Canadian market. It was a tedious process for the resident (who had some preparation to perform) who would have to vacate for the treatment and many hours afterwards and for the pest control company providing the service. Fast forward to today, where cockroach control in Vancouver and around the world (via the use of cockroach-specific baits instead of spraying) has become far more convenient for everyone involved. A typical treatment for cockroaches involves virtually no preparation and doesn’t require the resident to leave their home at all.

Treatment for Cockroaches

Since cockroach infestations can vary from home to home, a varied approach is the best way to stay ahead of this prolific insect. At Solutions Pest Control we employ the use of many strategies, tools and/or products for cockroach treatment. These include:

Why wait for spray or bait to kill what we can remove now?

Longer lasting, less toxic sprays still have some benefit in certain circumstances.

This Trojan horse like application provides long term cockroach control using the insects own habits against them.

Using discrete glue traps to notify us if a cockroach infestation has been reintroduced or is flaring up again by pointing out ‘hot spots’ that can be targeted quickly.

Regular service programs for strata managed properties allow for monthly monitoring of cockroach (and other insects) infestations in buildings and subsequent treatments.

Non-Chemical Cockroach Control

We know cockroaches prefer as close to a tropical climate in greater Vancouver, which means they usually migrate back to specific areas in homes. In addition to the use of traps and vacuums, we know a little about what cockroaches like when they get into a home or office.

‘Tropical settings’ usually include the following:

  1. Warmer temperature (hot water pipes, stove/oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher…)
  2. Higher humidity if possible (water sources such as kitchen & bathrooms)
  3. Darkness

We also know cockroaches prefer many foods including greasy and oily foods that are as close to the harbourage areas above as possible. When Solutions Pest Control cockroach experts are inspecting for cockroaches we will always make recommendations that may include sanitation or environmental changes. The reason for providing these is to help control cockroaches currently infesting the home and prevent the likelihood of a new infestation. If the home has little/no food sources available, or is too cool and dry, then survival becomes unlikely.

Cockroach Fact:
A cockroach can live up to one week without its head.

Non-Chemical Cockroach Control

The technician will provide a professional inspection to gauge the level of infestation prior to beginning the service. Depending on availability, the cockroach control may begin immediately. Whether its bait of spray, you will be instructed on vacating and preparation needed in advance of the cockroach removal service. The treatment can take anywhere from 30 minutes to multiple hours.

Once the treatment is complete, you will likely continue to see activity for a short period of time. Spraying usually provides a fast knockdown with new cockroaches being reported (and quickly dying) around 2-3 weeks. With a baiting treatment, you typically see a slower, steady reduction that can take up to 3 weeks. In both scenarios, you will find dead or dying cockroaches. Any activity beyond 3-4 weeks should be brought to the attention of the cockroach control expert.

A service report with recommendations specific to your service will be provided or emailed to you (or building manager) after the service is complete. If you have any questions about the cockroach service provided, contact the pest control professional or company.

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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Jason did an inspection of our unit twice! because I was so sure that we had bed bugs. Very prompt service, within the day or next. Very knowledgeable and helped us understand what to look for. Would recommend this service anyone in the Sea to Sky Corridor!

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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

Insect Control Blog

We gathered the following, most recent Insect 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.

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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.   

Squamish 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 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!