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Most Common Pests in Vancouver

As the temperatures warm up here in the Fraser Valley, we will see more and more pests. The rodent mammals, like rats, mice and raccoons are out of hibernation and looking for food to eat. Beetles, moths and insects are all hatching from their eggs to fly and explore. Here are some of the pests that are common to Vancouver.

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How Rodents Get Into the Home

While we are still in the midst of winter, temperatures are cold and our homes are warm. While this is enjoyable for us, there are pests out there that want to join in on our creature comforts. Rodents seek out warm homes for themselves, so you could find mice and rats in your living space. The first step to preventing these little critters from becoming permanent residents begins with understanding how they get in.

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The Dangers of Bed Bugs

If bed bugs are anything – they are a nuisance. Bringing these little guys into your home can be as easy as staying in the wrong hotel on vacation or not properly cleaning a new piece of furniture for your home. As soon as bed bugs enter the home they can spread and be difficult to remove. Many people often wonder how worried they really should be if they have a bed bug infestation in their home. Here are the answers you are looking for.

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Six Facts You Didn’t Know about Bed Bugs

If you follow the news and have seen all the attention bed bugs have received in the past few years, you might think you know all there is to know about this pest: They feed on humans while they sleep, they cause itchy, red bumps and they are hard to get rid of! But these pesky insects have a lot of secrets that you might be surprised to learn. Check out these weird and wacky bed bug facts!

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One Family’s Campaign against Bed Bugs

This article was originally posted at The Globe and Mail

When our second treatment didn’t seem to work, I called Chris Ashby, an entrepreneur who started the company BC Bug after battling bedbugs for months, becoming increasingly frustrated with the companies he was using. Chris was sympathetic and offered a quick treatment at a discount since I had already doled out so much money.

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Live Bed Bugs Found in Vancouver Library Books

This article was originally posted at The Globe and Mail

According to Denise Louzecky at BC Bug, a Vancouver-owned pest control company, books are not ideal places for bugs to live and survive, but they will occasionally nest in them.

“People fall asleep with a book in their bed or on their bedside table,” Ms. Louzecky explained. She said bugs may choose to nest there because it’s close to where they feed.

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