Vancouver is a fantastic city. It has won awards for its filmmaking, its food, and its quality of life. Now it’s winning awards for…
For the third consecutive year, Vancouver has won the not-so-coveted award for “most rodents” in British Columbia. It was a ranking given to the city that has invested in the most rat and mouse treatments per capita.
The truth is that rodents are always present in any city, as they are attracted to the wealth of food waste and shelter dense cities tend to make. As the largest city in BC, it’s not particularly surprising that it would also be prone to more rats.
It’s not the presence of rats that is an issue. It is the way they calculated which area has the most rats. They determined which city has more rats by figuring out which city invested in more treatments per person, and they found that Vancouver had the most commercial and residential pest control treatment calls.
And THAT is what makes the rodent population a problem. It’s not that Vancouver has rats. It’s that those rats are finding their way inside of buildings, and living in homes, restaurants, offices, and more. What it means is that:
Of course, it also means that there are more rodents, as these pests will require their own space, and the more pests means the fewer safe outdoor living spaces are available.
This combination means that businesses and families are tasked with making sure they receive the rodent control treatment they need to manage their property better. in Vancouver, that is Local Pest, a BC pest control company that is highly experienced in comprehensive rodent control. For more information, please contact Local Pest today.
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