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Pest Identification for Control and Extermination

Identifying insects, wildlife, and rodents by phone or email is hard if you don't know which pest is actually the problem. Need to know what kind of bug or rodents are in your house or building? Click on each pest profile below to learn more and find out which pest is the cause of your current problem.
Clothes Moth

Clothes Moth

Clothes Moth

Here’s an all too common varmint that may literally take the clothes off of our backs! Yes, the clothes moth is a highly destructive varmint, and...

Cluster Fly

Cluster Fly

Cluster Fly

Cluster flies are a close relative to the blow fly in regards to their preference of being a big nuisance. Also known as attic flies, cluster...

Cockroach

Cockroach

Cockroach

Did you know that a cockroach infestation can happen even in clean places? It’s true. The dirtier the place is, the worse the infestation...

Cricket

Cricket

Cricket

The grasshopper’s cousin, the cricket, is a smaller but noisier relative. Unlike most grasshoppers in BC, crickets can be easily identified by...

Crow

Crow

Crow

Ah, the crow. This is one of British Columbia’s most infamous birds and part of the genus Corvus, which comes from the large family of medium to...

Fire Ant

Fire Ant

Fire Ant

Here’s an ant species we didn’t think would have to be a pest problem, but now it unfortunately is. The fire ant can and is found in Vancouver...

Flicker

Flicker

Flicker

Let’s talk about the flicker. No, we’re not talking about the photo website Flickr—that’s a totally different ballpark! This is a type of wildlife...

Flour Beetle

Flour Beetle

Flour Beetle

Here’s a pest you don’t want to find in your soup bowl (or any food for that matter!). The flour beetle’s favourite food is fairly obvious: flour...

Fungus Gnat

Fungus Gnat

Fungus Gnat

This varmint is more of a nuisance than a harmful pest to humans, but they’re a real pest to your favourite houseplants! The fungus gnat is tiny...

Grain Beetle

Grain Beetle

Grain Beetle

Here’s another creepy varmint we’d rather not find in our homes! The grain beetle, next to the flour beetle, is the kind of nightmare you don’t...

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Listen well, young grasshopper, for what we have to say about this pest will benefit you. The grasshopper is a single branch on the vast tree of...

Hornet

Hornet

Hornet

The name ‘hornet’ is used interchangeably with that of wasps and yellow jackets. However, there is one Canadian hornet we need to beware of. The...

Millipede

Millipede

Millipede

Not to be confused for its centipede cousin, the millipede is one of those varmints that looks creepy but is more annoying than harmful (that is...

Mole

Mole

Mole

Yep, there are moles that exist in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver areas! While not nearly as plentiful as rats or mice, moles still exist where...

Moth

Moth

Moth

Moths are one of the most common pests you’ll find in Vancouver BC! These varmints like to nest in dark places, however they are also quite...

Opossum

Opossum

Opossum

Would you believe opossums actually do reside in Canada? As it turns out, they do! These varmints usually hang out in our neighbouring Lower...

Pavement Ant

Pavement Ant

Pavement Ant

Pavement ants are increasingly becoming one of Vancouver’s major pest problems! They are cousins to the carpenter, pharaoh, and moisture/cornfield...

Pharaoh Ant

Pharaoh Ant

Pharaoh Ant

Gotta love the pharaoh ant. These ants can be commonly found nesting in homes and buildings throughout Vancouver and Burnaby. They are either...

Phorid Fly

Phorid Fly

Phorid Fly

Phorid flies, or humpback flies, resemble fruit flies in a way but not so much in several others. To the naked eye, the two types look identical...

Pigeon

Pigeon

Pigeon

Ah yes, the pigeon. These varmints are native to Stanley Park in Vancouver (as well as everywhere else in BC!). As a bird that’s now well-known to...

Rabbit

Rabbit

Rabbit

One of the most common wildlife pests we’ve gotten calls for removing is the rabbit. These guys and gals need no introduction. We see rabbits...

Silverfish

Silverfish

Silverfish

Here’s a pretty common household pest that doesn’t get much spotlight…literally! The silverfish is usually mistaken for other pests such as the...

Sparrow

Sparrow

Sparrow

Yes, these birds count as pests! The sparrow, or more specifically the English or House Sparrow, has been declared a household pest in Canada...

Spider

Spider

Spider

Let’s talk about everyone’s favourite arachnids! Spiders are the most famous pest we get calls for in the Vancouver and Burnaby areas. Their eight...

Starling

Starling

Starling

Contrary to popular belief, the starling is not native to Canada. It is, in fact, another one of the European birds brought to our country back in...

Termites

Termites

Termites

Termites are infamous for being complete building destroyers given that wood is their favourite and preferred diet. Guess what materials most...

Tick

Tick

Tick

One of the most feared pests that actually can become a pest problem if left alone is the tick. While the most common types of ticks in BC...

Vole

Vole

Vole

Switch out the ‘m’ in mole and what do you get? A vole, of course! Actually, the vole is more related to the mouse than it is to the mole. Also...

Woodpecker

Woodpecker

Woodpecker

Let’s talk about one of the most infamous pesky birds: the woodpecker! This is not the same cartoon character Woody Woodpecker we know and love...