Pest ID & Information

Information to help you identify your pest:

Bed Bugs Season: All Year Identify Bed Bugs! Click here for more information.

Bed bugs are becoming a rapidly increasing problem. They can be found in hotels, single family homes, apartments, and many other structures. Notorious hitchikers, they can be carried from place to place on clothing, furniture and other belongings. They are especially hard to eliminate because they can hide behind baseboards, electrical switch plates, picture frames, and even wall paper. Bed bugs resemble flattened appleseeds in their size, shape and color.

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Rodents Season: Fall & Winter Rodents

Rodents are a common pest in every type of building. Learn more about the types of rodents in order to identify your problem:

General Rodent Information
House Mouse Deer Mouse
Roof Rat Pack Rats
Norway Rat
Ants Season: Species Dependant


Carpenter Ant

Ants are social insects living in colonies comprised of one or more queens, and hundreds to many thousands of workers. The queen generally stays deep and safe within a nest. Depending on the species, foraging ants may be similar in size, or there may be a range of sizes. Ants come in a variety of colors from pale yellow to bright red to jet black. Winged ants are the reproductive form of most ant species and their presence is an indication of an established colony located nearby.

Wasps Season: Spring thru Fall Wasps

Bees and wasps are generally beneficial insects as they pollinate flower and vegetable gardens and feed on other insect pests. However, when they nest in or near structures, control is usually warranted. Most species of bees and wasps are social insects and build nests containing sometimes thousands of individuals. Some nest inside walls or underground, while others build paper nests suspended from trees, shrubs, overhangs, in attics or in sheds. Wasps tend to be more aggressive as summer ends and will often find their way indoors.
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Birds Season: Spring thru Fall Birds

Many species of birds can become a problem on your property. Their nests, noise and feces can easily become more than a nuisance. Birds tend to be very resistant to leaving an established home, and can prove to be difficult to manage.
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Raccoons & Squirrels Season: Spring thru Fall Raccoons & Squirrels

Raccoons are a common urban wildlife species. Found in wooded areas, parks and many neighborhoods, they can also be a problem for homeowners.
The gray squirrel is the most common squirrel in Canada. They come in a variety of colors including black, gray or gray with brown or white patches. Squirrels commonly nest in attics and have been implicated in many electrical fires due to their habit of chewing wires.
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Cockroaches Season: All Year Cockroach

Cockroaches are one of the most adaptable and successful insects. They can infest any type of structure from homes to commercial establishments. While cockroaches are mostly a nuisance, they are capable of carrying disease-spreading pathogens and have been shown to cause allergic reactions and contribute to asthma problems.
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Silverfish Season: All Year Silverfish

Silverfish are primarily a nuisance pest but they can cause damage to books, wallpaper, carpeting and clothing. They prefer dark, warm, moist areas such as attics, closets, baseboards and around bathroom fixtures. They tend to feed on carbohydrates and proteins contained in starch, paper, drywall and natural fiber clothing (cotton and linen).
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Fleas Season: Late Summer & Fall Fleas

While the majority of flea problems occur in homes with pets, they can be a problem in homes and businesses without pets. Fleas are common on squirrels and raccoons and can be picked up and brought indoors by a pet or on your pant-leg or shoes. Aside from the often-itchy bite of a flea, they can cause allergic reactions and transmit disease, including the dog tapeworm.
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Flies Season: Spring thru Fall Flies

Flies are extremely common and can be found one to a few at a time in homes or businesses during the warm summer months. They are attracted to buildings by food odors and also warm air currents escaping through cracks around doors and windows or through doors propped open for ventilation purposes. The sudden appearance of dozens of blow flies or bottle flies within a building signals a potential dead rodent, bird, or other animal in the wall, ceiling, attic, or crawl space.

Additional fly information
Blow Flies House Flies
Fruit Flies Cluster Flies
Beetles, Moths & Other Insects Season: Spring thru Fall Indian Moth

A variety of insects are common in our climate. Beetles, earwigs, ladybugs, moths and many more can invade a property. These guests can range from a nuisance, to damaging food, clothing, and structural wood.
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Sowbugs & Pillbugs Season: Summer & Fall Sowbugs & pillbugs

Sowbugs and pillbugs are actually crustaceans, not insects. They are typically found in moist areas outside but occasionally make their way indoors. They have seven pairs of legs, an oval shape and are gray in color. Their back consists of a number of overlapping, articulating plates. They will typically not survive the dry environment inside most buildings so are therefore considered a nuisance pest. Pillbugs differ from sowbugs in that they curl up into a ball when disturbed.
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Bats Season: Spring thru Fall Bats

All species of bats found in British Columbia are voracious insect predators. Bats eat up to half their weight every night in moths, mosquitoes, beetles, crickets, grasshoppers and flies. A single Little Brown Bat may catch up to 600 insects an hour. There are 16 species of bats in the province and all are protected under the provincial Wildlife Act. You can, however, still evict bats from your property.
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  • Our experience stretches back to 1982
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