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Why Have a K9 Inspection?

October 28, 2013

Bedbugs are a tough pest to get rid of, and of course we at CARE are committed to coming up with the best solutions to keep them out of your home. With that said, the first service we offer in order to help you get rid of bedbugs is a detailed K9 inspection. Often people wonder why we offer this service, and what the benefits are: the most valuable reason we offer this service is that our K-9 bedbug detection teams can detect bedbugs where humans cannot.

People react differently to bedbugs, and this service is a great way to determine whether or not you have bedbugs present in your home.

With our canines you can have verifiable results, immediately- giving you that peace of mind knowing that you don’t have bedbugs, or if you do- we cater treatments to where our team has found the activity. These K9 inspections allow our technicians to hone in on particularly problematic areas when they do the treatments.

 

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The Effects of Pigeons

August 8, 2013

Pigeons: We see them everywhere. Walking on the street alongside you, perched above your favourite coffee shop, watching you from the top of a building… Everywhere you turn there’s that little bird. And if you are living in a large metropolis like Toronto or Vancouver, pigeons are nearly unavoidable.

 

But if you can avoid them, do. These seemingly harmless birds can have vast health effects on us. So let’s take a moment and explore how these little birds can do their damage.

 

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What Are Stored Product Pests?

December 20, 2012

There are literally dozens of insect species which can infest your home and food products without your direct knowledge. Ranging from small beetles to moths, these stored product pests can multiply rapidly causing widespread and sustained infestations. Unfortunately, these pests generally have non-specific food preferences making them likely to infest any stored foods from breakfast foods, flour, cake mix, and cookies, to powdered milk, nuts, and pasta. Understanding these pests can help you manage and prevent infestations.

 

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How to Get Rid of Raccoons

September 25, 2012

 

Raccoons are highly intelligent and resourceful pests that can cause a considerable amount of damage to business and residential properties.  As scavengers, raccoons are known to get into garbage cans, garages, and yards in their hunt for food.  Unfortunately, the damage caused by raccoons can be costly, and because of their intelligence and size, they can be very difficult to get rid of.  Moreover, raccoons can even pose a threat to pets, children, and even adult family members, as they can be quite vicious when confronted.  In most cases, if you have problems with raccoons, you’ll want to seek a professional pest control expert to remove these pests from your property.

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Bird Control in Vancouver

June 4, 2012

Spring has sprung, and summer is well on its way, so you know what that means: babies! And specifically at this time of year we deal with baby birds, including all of the nesting concerns that come with them. Business and building owners should be aware of this because rooftops, ledges, and roof soffits can be a prime target for birds to roost in, which can cause structural damage. Issues like these can be avoided with the right knowledge and expertise.

 

 What comes along with birds are not just beautiful songs and early wake up calls, but bird droppings. Over time the build up can cause problems such as bird mites. These tiny bugs will irritate customers, tenants and employees. The mites float down in air currents landing on skin and clothing biting the host. The bird problem now becomes a compound one: the building manager or owner is dealing with the nuisance of the birds, the unpleasant sight of droppings, and the mites. Who wants to deal with that? Trying to handle this issue on your own can lead to:
 

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Getting Rid of Attic Rats

January 31, 2012

Rats and mice can pose a significant threat to your health and property.  With more than 20 types of rodents in British Columbia, it should come as no surprise that most homeowners will encounter rats and/or mice from time to time.  Rats can chew through insulation, sidings, and wallboard causing physical damage to your home and they also eat a range of stored foods.  In addition, the 3 main species of rodents (Roof Rats, Norway Rats and House Mouse) known to infest homes may also carry disease that can be spread through their bite, urine, and droppings.  Furthermore, rodents often carry ticks and fleas which may also spread disease.  As such, it is very important to know how to get rid of rats and mice.

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How to Get Rid of a Skunk

August 12, 2011

Skunks are usually harmless creatures who know to steer clear of humans; unfortunately, pets and other wildlife will sometimes attack or provoke a skunk with unpleasant results.  Skunks can spray up to 15 feet and their odour can last for days.  If you want to avoid problems with skunks, some of the best methods for how to get rid of a skunk involve prevention.  However, if you already have a skunk living somewhere in your yard, getting rid of it can be tricky.  Before we discuss how to get rid of a skunk, it is important to note that skunks carry rabies and you should never approach a skunk.

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How to Get Rid of Bedbugs

August 12, 2011

Although virtually invisible to the naked eye, bed bugs can wreak havoc in your home.  If you are looking for information about how to get rid of bed bugs, there is little doubt that you have already experienced the stress and headache that a bed bug infestation can bring.  Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to get rid of bed bugs, which is why you will likely want to seek the assistance of a professional pest control operator.  Nevertheless, there are some techniques you can try first to get rid of bed bugs, although some of these methods will be costly.

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Welcome to CARE Pest’s blog!

July 24, 2009

Care Pest & Wildlife Control specializes in innovative, green options in pest control Vancouver. Since 2000, we have helped clients in the Lower Mainland with all aspects of pest control, including birds, rodents, insects and wildlife.

CARE Pest is one of the first companies to practice humane pest control. We are currently partnering with the BC SPCA to achieve humane pest control certification. Wherever possible, we minimize harm to animals or insects while effectively ridding them from your building.

One of the latest trends to hit our industry is bed bug sniffing dogs. We are the only company in Vancouver to use these dogs. Bed bug sniffing dogs can detect bed bugs in parts per trillion and are far more efficient than human inspectors. If we know exactly where your bed bug problem lies, we can use pesticides more selectively. So far CARE Pest has rescued three dogs from the BC SPCA–and has put them to work as our canine detectors!

The CARE Pest team

CARE Pest technicans are fully government certified and highly skilled to deliver the  best results. We guarantee satisfaction, and offer fast and efficient pest control options for:

  • Industrial businesses
  • Commercial businesses
  • Residential properties

Whether you need one-time pest control management or long-term pest control maintenance, we can recommend the best solutions. Our record of loyal customers speaks to our success.

For more information on cost effective and innovative pest control, contact us today at: 1-800-997-9422