YOUR #1 PEST CONTROL SERVICE IN SOUTH OKANAGAN & VICTORIA
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There are many reasons to hire us as your professional pest control company. Rid-It Pest Control teams in the South Okanagan and Greater Victoria have the knowledge and experience to safely and effectively rid your home or business of pests. We have access to powerful pest control products that are not available to consumers and can provide preventative treatments to help keep pests from returning in the future. Hiring us can save you time and money in the long run, as DIY pest control efforts often fail, leading to more expensive problems down the road.
Reliable, Fast Pest Control
Controlling pests is essential for maintaining a healthy home and yard. Not only can pests carry diseases, but they can also cause extensive damage to your property. If you live in the South Okanagan or Victoria, there are a number of pests that you may encounter. Our professional pest control company has the experience and expertise to safely and effectively eliminate these pests from your home. We offer a wide range of pest control services, so we can tailor a solution to fit your specific needs.
Our services include:
Rats and Mice Extermination
Rats and mice are one of the most common pests we deal with in British Columbia. Our year-round warm weather conditions and ample food and water sources make the perfect home for these pests to flourish and reproduce. While their little faces may look innocent, these pests can cause significant property damage because they chew or gnaw on insulation, siding, wiring, and more in your home. They enjoy eating a variety of foods commonly found in most household pantries.
Luckily, they are easy to detect and leave plenty of evidence of their presence behind. You may find chewed food boxes or items in your pantry or on the cupboard, they leave droppings wherever they go, mice leave nesting material inside your home and rats leave burrows in the soil outside. When your home is quiet you may also hear rodents moving around between walls, in attics, and under your foundation.
Rats and mice have a short reproductive cycle so it’s crucial you get rid of them efficiently as an infestation can get out of hand quickly.
Odorous House Ants Solutions
There are many benefits that a reputable pest control company can provide. Our exterminators can help you to get rid of annoying pests like odorous ants. These pests can be a detriment to the health of you and your family.
They live outside, and around buildings they often can be found near doors and on decks. Some people say they give off a rotten smell like old coconut or blue cheese. They are a nuisance because they come indoors looking for water during the hot summer months and can bring germs with them. Gel baits are a very effective treatment for odorous home ants.
Carpenter ants excavate wood and form smooth tunnels inside. They tunnel through and chew to create nests without eating the wood. These pests are black and form large colonies that can contain up to 50,000 individuals.
Since they do the majority of the damage internally in a home, the only external sign of their presence is the appearance of small openings on the surface of wood, and sawdust like shavings. They prefer to tunnel in wood softened by fungus and are typically affected by moisture problems.
To prevent an infestation, eliminate sources of moisture or standing water. Keep outside plants cut back from your house and make sure there are no cracks or openings around the bottom of doors or around windows.
Bedbug Control Solutions
Bedbugs are oval-shaped reddish-brown coloured insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. They don’t fly, but they can move quickly over floors, walls and ceilings.
Bedbugs may enter your home through luggage, clothing, used beds and couches and other furniture items. They can fit into tiny spaces and live in groups in hiding places throughout your home.
Bedbugs are mainly active at night and usually bite people when they are sleeping. Noticing bites, blood stains on your sheets or pillowcases, dark spots of excrement on sheets, mattresses and walls, and an offensive musty odor are some of the first signs to tip homeowners off to a presence. To confirm their presence, you’ll need to confirm with a pest management specialist and have them removed professionally to ensure they are eradicated.
Because of the highly successful tourism industry in British Columbia, bedbugs are a frequent infestation seen here. The best way to respond is to have a conversation with our licensed professionals.
Spider Control Solutions
If you live near the water in British Columbia, chances are you are dealing with large numbers of spiders surrounding and inside your home. They can enter your home through loose screens, and cracks under doors, windows, and other openings. They move indoors in search of food, warmth, mates, or moisture.
While most species pose little to no danger to people, they are unsightly and not exactly the house guest you’re hoping to run into on a regular basis. Regular maintenance is the best option to prevent these pests from taking over your home and growing in population too quickly.
Termite colonies contain workers, soldiers, and reproductive. Because termites look similar to flying and carpenter ants, they are often mixed up. These black pests consistently leave behind signs of their presence in your home. To avoid drying out, they create mud tubes along walls, fences, and steps to help them travel between the colony and food sources. Dry or moist lines of mud can appear in your basement or garage and indicate the presence of termites. Spotted, striped, discolored, or warped wood may also indicate they are located below the surface, out of sight.
Suspected termite infestations usually require the services of a professional to clear up. In order to protect your home properly from these pests, altering the surrounding area of your home is your best option. Reduce moisture levels around the space, keep shrubbery and trees maintained so they are not in direct contact with your building and store lumber and firewood away from the building in a dry place.
Wasps Can Be Pests
If you’re like most people, the word “wasp” conjures up images of painful stings and angry swarms. However, wasps can actually be beneficial to the environment, preying on harmful insects and pollinating flowers. Unfortunately, they can also be a nuisance, nesting in attics and sheds or buzzing around picnics and outdoor gatherings. When wasps become a pest, it’s time to call in the professionals.
At Rid-It Pest Control, we have years of experience dealing with wasps in both rural and urban settings. Our team is equipped with the latest tools and techniques to safely eliminate wasps from your property. We also offer a variety of preventive measures to help keep wasps from returning in the future. So, if you’re tired of dealing with these pesky insects, give us a call today. We’ll be happy to rid your home or business of unwanted wasps.
Eliminate Cockroaches Once And For All
The cockroach is a flat, oval-shaped insect that is dark brown to black in color. It has six legs and a pair of long antennae. Most cockroaches in BC have wings, but they cannot fly long distances. It is important to control them, especially in commercial or restaurant settings because they can spread disease and contaminate food. Cockroaches can also trigger allergies and asthma attacks in people who are sensitive to them. German cockroaches are the most common species in the province, and they are attracted to food and shelter that homes provide for them. They can be difficult to control once they establish themselves in an area. German cockroaches are particularly difficult to control because they reproduce quickly and they can survive for long periods of time without food or water. Unfortunately, cockroaches are becoming a more common pest throughout the province. If you see cockroaches in your home or business, contact us, your local pest control professional for assistance.
Commercial Pest Control Programs That Work
A pest infestation can be a huge problem for your business. From the potential structural damage to your property, the risk to your employees and customers, and risk to your business’s reputation, there are many reasons to keep the pests at bay.
The experienced staff at Rid-It Pest Control will work with you to determine the best course of treatment and prevention for your business. We are currently providing high-quality service for office buildings, manufacturing facilities, food production facilities, restaurants, hotels, and more.
Customized Pest Control Services
Our experts understand that each business has a unique set of needs when it comes to pest control and that these needs need to be met while also meeting the standards set out by your local regulating authority. We have the knowledge and expertise to meet your businesses’ unique needs.
At Rid-It Pest Control we offer treatment for current pest problems and preventative maintenance to keep your place of business pest free. We will ensure the safety of your staff and customers during and after the treatment.
Trained, Courteous Pest Control
Our experienced technicians are licensed and fully trained. We use the most current techniques, products, and technologies to deliver top-notch service for all our clients. We monitor industry-wide changes and guidelines. We offer effective short and long-term solutions to ensure you are protected year-round.
Keeping pests out of your business should always be a priority. If you are ready for a solution that encompasses all your pest care needs into one, contact us today in both The Okanagan and Victoria and surrounding areas.
Avoid A Full-Blown Infestation
At Rid-It Pest Control, we understand the seriousness of a pest presence. We know that preventative maintenance at your location works. We always ensure to provide absolute discretion of services, arriving in unmarked vehicles and being very discrete with our presence on site.
Don’t wait for a pest problem to become a huge issue. Failing to complete regular pest reports may result in a full-blown infestation in the building as a whole, compromising the safety of your residents, visitors, staff or customers. Did you know that extermination, repair, and renovation work are much more costly in the long run.
We Offer Pest Control Programs for Strata Buildings & The Hospitality Industry
A pest infestation or presence can be a nightmare for strata complexes, hotels/motels, Airbnb’s, and Bed & Breakfasts. In the strata and hospitality industries, we understand the comfort of your residents and guests is a top priority.
These present a unique situation when it comes to pest control and maintenance. While individual owners are accountable for pest concerns inside their units, most companies/property managers are responsible for pest control in common areas and exterior. Rid-It Pest Control is experienced in working closely with onsite managers to determine the problems currently occurring that need immediate attention. We also work with managers to create a plan for regular maintenance to avoid pest issues in the future. By recognizing that minor issues can quickly turn into serious problems, we can support your company in avoiding costly, extensive damage.
Hotels, motels, Airbnb’s, and Bed and Breakfasts:
Here the owner of the property is responsible for all pest control needs and prevention both inside units and out. Our staff has the knowledge and experience needed to ensure that your property stays pest-free creating a positive visitor experience. We work directly with your or your management team to manage any immediate needs or threats and create a plan for maintenance to ensure that you stay pest-free inside your units, in common areas, entrances and exits, and immediately surrounding your property. By focusing on preventative maintenance, you can protect your property from costly repairs that may arise from the presence of pests.
Avoid A Bad Customer Review
Remember, a bad review is harder to get rid of than pests themselves, so let’s work together to create a preventative maintenance plan for your location.