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7 Signs You Need Professional Rodent Control ASAP
7 Signs You Need Professional Rodent Control ASAP

Don’t you hate it when you’re minding your own business and then you hear a strange noise coming from the walls? That’s just one sign you’ve got a rodent problem! Rodents ranging from rats and mice to squirrels are a common sight at our pest control company, and they’re definitely prevalent...

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Fun Facts About Bats
Fun Facts About Bats

It’s almost Halloween now, meaning we’ll be seeing lots of ghosts, goblins, jack-o-lanterns, and bats. Let’s talk about the latter for a bit, shall we? Bats are indeed a type of pest we offer removal service for at Pest Boss. While our pest control company can and does eradicate Count Dracula...

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How to Inspect Your Home & Be Your Own Pest Boss
How to Inspect Your Home & Be Your Own Pest Boss

Pest problems are a year-round hassle! Wherever you live, some varmint is bound to look at your home and think to itself, “Hmm, that looks like a GREAT place to live!” Do you want to be your own pest boss, before you call Pest Boss? You can so long as you’re prepared for it! Here

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5 Pests That Are Actually Beneficial
5 Pests That Are Actually Beneficial

Yes, whether you like it or not, there are such things as ‘good’ pests that exist. You may see them more often outside in your garden or at a specific location such as a sanctuary (yes, these areas for insects do exist!). It’s when there are a lot of them inside your home that’s when

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How to Attract Less Insects to Your Summer Event (As Best As Possible)
How to Attract Less Insects to Your Summer Event (As Best As Possible)

Summer is here! It’s the season of the barbecue, filled to the brim with picnics, beach days, outdoor events and festivals…. And insects.  Lots.  And lots.  Of insects. via GIPHY Not just flies, either. Wasps, hornets, ants, bed bugs, you name it, they are there to bug you and wig you out!...

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Pest Control Tips for Construction Sites
Pest Control Tips for Construction Sites

Construction is a big job. If you’re the site manager who is overseeing the project from start to finish, you know there’s already a lot on your plate. The last thing you want to discover is a pest infestation not only before or after the construction is complete, but during the whole project...

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Ant Control Tips: 5 Ways to Keep Them Away From Your Home
Ant Control Tips: 5 Ways to Keep Them Away From Your Home

The ants come marching, one by one, hurrah, hurrah…back into our homes where we don’t want them! Yes, ant season has returned and is in full swing here in the Lower Mainland of BC, and to be honest, we couldn’t be happier! It means more pest control work for us, and less worry for your

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What Not to Do When There’s a Skunk in the Yard
What Not to Do When There’s a Skunk in the Yard

If you’ve got a skunk problem you’ll smell it before you see it! Skunks are nocturnal animals given their timid nature, so the likelihood of encountering one by day is rare. These varmints can actually be masters of pest control themselves at times, but they are also known to dig up front lawns...

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Bird Control Tips: How to Make Your Home Less Appealing to Birds
Bird Control Tips: How to Make Your Home Less Appealing to Birds

From March into early April, this is the prime time of the year when lovebirds get together to make some new babies…literally. As much as we love hearing the birds call out to each other in the woods, it’s another thing entirely when they decide your home is their desired place for...

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Why It’s Worth Following Our Pest Control Company Online
Why It’s Worth Following Our Pest Control Company Online

Yes, we can hear you rolling your eyes at the title of this post. “Are they that desperate?” you ask? Two things: 1) No and 2) Hear us out before you click away. (Also, do you really want to disobey the seagull? …Nope, didn’t think so.) You may not realize it but there are some

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Pest Control Tips for Apartment Tenants
Pest Control Tips for Apartment Tenants

Homeowners, construction companies, and commercial companies are not the only ones who have to worry about pests and infestations. Apartment building landlords and tenants should also be fully aware that a varmint or two may decide to call your home theirs too! Nobody likes finding out their...

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Pest Control Solutions for Restaurants
Pest Control Solutions for Restaurants

Finding out your restaurant is making headlines in the news because of a pest problem is a one-way ticket to ruining its reputation! No one wants to log in to Facebook only to find out via their news feed that the food they ate last night has been prepared in the same place where rats

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Pests You Don’t Want to Find in Your Christmas Tree
Pests You Don’t Want to Find in Your Christmas Tree

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The days are getting short and chilly, hot chocolate and eggnog are being served in abundance, and there’s a roaring fire in front of the Christmas tree…wait, did something just move in the tree? Yes, not only do we have to worry about rats and squirrels...

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Why At-Home Pest Control Doesn’t Work in the Long Term
Why At-Home Pest Control Doesn’t Work in the Long Term

We’ve seen our fair share of homemade traps—do a quick search for “apple cider vinegar trap” on Google and you’re guaranteed to find tons of results! DIY traps for pest control purposes are one of the most highly searched for solutions online, and most of it is for a good reason. Either the...

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How to Mouse and Rat-proof Your Home
How to Mouse and Rat-proof Your Home

There’s nothing more alarming than hearing a squeaking coming from nearby just as you’re drifting off to sleep or finding one running across your kitchen floor! No matter how cute they’re drawn in cartoons, no one likes to find out they’ve got mice or rats nesting in their home or a commercial...

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What to Do About Birds When They Become Pests
What to Do About Birds When They Become Pests

Birds of all kinds are a common sight in BC, from the pigeon hanging out in downtown Vancouver or the seagulls looking for food around English Bay. Many of the birds we help remove safely at our pest control company are in fact protected birds according to the Environmental Law of Canada. That...

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How to Find & Collect Samples of Pests for Control Purposes
How to Find & Collect Samples of Pests for Control Purposes

Identifying a pest is literally the best way you’ll be able to get rid of the varmints in the first place! However, proper identification can be difficult especially when you’re not a professional Pest Boss or exterminator (but you can get started in our Click-a-Pest section). What’s even harder...

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Pest Control for Condos: Everything You Need to Know
Pest Control for Condos: Everything You Need to Know

Don’t you hate it when you bring a chair out onto the balcony of your condo to relax, but then immediately have to vacate because the seagulls won’t leave you alone or wasps decide to sip at your glass of fresh juice? Not us! Why? Because it may mean pests have moved in and there’s

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Year-round Flea Prevention Tips for Your Home
Year-round Flea Prevention Tips for Your Home

Ah, fleas. Normally it’s veterinarians who usually encourage year-round flea prevention, but we actually encourage it too. It’s because fleas can last even through winter in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver areas! Whether it’s for protecting your pets or for your house’s sake, fleas are a no-go...

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True & False Facts about Ticks
True & False Facts about Ticks

Here’s a pest that is made out of the stuff of nightmares (next to bed bugs, among many others!): the tick. No, we’re not talking about the goofy giant blue superhero some of us know… via GIPHY Sadly, we are referring to the eight-legged, creepy, disease-ridden tick. You thought Black Widows...

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Bees vs. Wasps vs. Hornets: The Ultimate Battle
Bees vs. Wasps vs. Hornets: The Ultimate Battle

Sick and tired of living in fear of wasps or hornets? So are we! As the summer days go on, the number of these infamous pests’ nests continue to spoil everyone’s fun at the neighbourhood barbecue. Before you reach for that can of pesticide though, you may want to learn more about them. “Why?”...

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All About Bed Bugs
All About Bed Bugs

They lurk in the dark, they feed in the night, they crave human flesh…this summer, no one can escape from…THE BED BUGS! Seriously, these varmints can go everywhere you don’t want them to be. They are the most notorious pests that plague many a hotelier or summertime tourist, and just...

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All About Fruit Flies
All About Fruit Flies

Here’s a varmint everyone knows about: the fruit fly! These need no introduction. They’re annoying, they love fruit as much as we do (the more fragrant the better!), and unfortunately they are here to stay. Sometimes, it’s a wonder how they even get into the house in the first place where...

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How to Keep Raccoons Less Attracted to Your Home
How to Keep Raccoons Less Attracted to Your Home

Ah, raccoons…they’re their own TV show (at least in Canada they are) and they’re considered to be a common wildlife pest here on the Mainland! Sure, they look cute in pictures, and they got rebranded when Guardians of the Galaxy came out (granted, Rocket is the one with the itchy trigger...

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“Fun” Facts about Ants
“Fun” Facts about Ants

There are a lot of things we know about ants that you probably don’t! They’re more than just a pest; as it turns out, they are only considered to be a pest if they decide to make their home in yours. Whether it’s in the driveway, the backyard, or in your own house, there is

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Good Spiders vs. Spiders You’ll Want to Move 2,000 Miles Away From
Good Spiders vs. Spiders You’ll Want to Move 2,000 Miles Away From

We all joke about spiders and how creepy they are and how finding one in or near us makes for great nightmare fuel. But did you know there are good spiders that exist? “You’re joking” you may be thinking, but it’s true! Not every spider out there is deliberately trying to...

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All About Silverfish: Infestation Signs & How & Why They Infest Homes
All About Silverfish: Infestation Signs & How & Why They Infest Homes

If you’re reading this and have no idea what a silverfish is in the first place, first of all, if the image we featured here isn’t already too obvious, a silverfish is not a silver fish that’s somehow defrosted itself, got out of your refrigerator, and started flopping all over your kitchen...

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