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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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Wildlife: How to deal with Skunks, Raccoons or Squirrels!

September 12, 2013

Often we get phone calls from people wondering whether or not we can trap and relocate problem animals from their property, the short answer is: we don’t. To simply trap an animal and move it to a new spot is not nearly as effective as it sounds. There are many reasons for this, which we will explore.

 

Firstly, this method of practice is viewed as inhumane, causing severe stress to the animal. It also results in separating a mother from its young, causing the baby animals to starve. Often, animals get hurt in this process, typically becoming stuck in the trap.

 

Secondly, as a wildlife company in British Columbia, we do not have a permit to trap and relocate, in fact no one can obtain this permit in the lower mainland. Also, wildlife like skunks, squirrels and raccoons leave a scent, which even if you remove the pests, will lure new pests onto your property.

 

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Wasps! What do I do?

July 26, 2013

It’s summer: A time for sunshine, gardening, barbecues – and of course wasps! With the heat of summer rising, you’re likely noticing a few new friends flying around your yard. With that said, wasps can definitely be a pest and it’s a good idea to keep them under control for many reasons.

 

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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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The History of Pest Control: Mice

December 20, 2012

Mice reproduce and adapt to new environments quickly making them one of the most versatile pests on the planet. Indeed, there are countless stories of the impact of mice as they have been inadvertently delivered by man to new locales around the world. Take the Galapagos Islands as an example. World explorers brought the first mice to the Islands several hundred years ago, and today local governments are considering mice control methods in an effort to protect the biodiversity of the Galapagos. Today, we find mice and rats pretty much everywhere we find humans, especially as traditional mouse habitats are depleted by the growth of towns and cities.
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How to Get Rid of Sparrows

November 9, 2012

Bird lovers would probably scoff at the idea of ridding your property of sparrows.  While some people certainly find relaxation and comfort in observing bird behaviour, the reality is that sparrows are a non-native species to North America and they can threaten native species and also cause damage to your property.  Indeed, sparrows are known to hunt other species of adult bird as well as their eggs, and sparrows will sometimes even destroy nests.  Unfortunately, despite their aggression, sparrows are small birds and their populations can be very difficult to manage.  Regardless of whether some people find sparrows attractive and interesting to watch, these birds are widespread and carry a range of parasites and germs as well.  Due to their highly adaptive nature, they can survive in a range of environments; so how do you get rid of sparrows?

  

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How to Get Rid of Fabric Pests

November 9, 2012

The weather is finally turning cold so you reach in your closet and pull out your favourite sweater. You haven’t had the opportunity to wear it for several months, so you’re devastated to find that it is covered in holes created by some kind of fabric pest. There are three main types of fabric pests: clothes moths, carpet beetles, and hide beetles. All these pests share an ability to digest keratin, the main protein found in hair, which makes natural fabrics in sweaters, coats, upholstered furniture, and furs an ideal meal. Unfortunately, the damage caused by fabric pests is all too familiar to most of us, which is why we spend countless hours trying to prevent or rid our homes of these annoying critters. In this article, we will discuss some of the best techniques for how to get rid of fabric pests.

  

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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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Squirrels in the Attic

August 17, 2012

 

It’s that time of year again: squirrel baby season! Squirrels generally mate between the months of December and January and June and July, and the gestation period is about 30-60 days. This means we’re going to be seeing a lot of new little squirrel babies running around right about this time. Once the babies have been born it takes about 6-8 weeks for them to mature, and that’s where things get interesting. The mother will have to find a safe place to birth her litter and then keep them there in order to feed and care for them. Unfortunately, this safe place can end up being your attic, shed, foundation or any other warm, comfy place inside your home.

 

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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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