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Are Pest Extermination Methods Harmful to Humans?

Carpenter ants, termites, bed bugs, raccoons, bats and pigeons. What do these creatures have in common? You don’t want them invading your home. Not only are these insects and animals bad houseguests, their presence also poses many health risks. We at Pest Detective have multiple locations that serve the Vancouver and Victoria areas and are here to let you know that most modern pest control measures are perfectly safe and require no substances that are harmful for humans.

What are the Different Ways of Getting Rid of Pests?

Pests can be a serious threat to any home. Not only can they destroy property and lower the value of your home, they can also carry disease and threaten your health. Professionals have a variety of ways of getting rid of these unwanted guests, including:

• Pesticide: Chemicals (both artificial and natural) can be strategically placed to poison the pests in your home.
• Traps: A variety of traps can be set around your property to catch rodents or other pests. These can either kill the invaders, or simply immobilize them so they can be removed from your property.
• Environmental control: The conditions that attract pests can be changed so they will leave to find more attractive sources of food and shelter.

How can I Safely Get Rid of Pests?
There are many ways to deal with pest infestations, but preventive measures are always the safest and most economical to use. An expert can let you know how to get rid of your current infestation and also advise you on how to prevent infestations from occurring in the first place. For example, if you have mice in your home, where are they getting their food? Keeping your home scrupulously clean might persuade the mice that there are greener pastures elsewhere.

At Pest Detective, we want everyone in Vancouver, West Vancouver, Victoria, and the whole lower mainland of BC to know that the best weapon against pests is information. Knowing what kind of infestation you have may suggest different pest control measures depending on the extent and nature of the infestation. Contact us at Pest Detective today to get the best advice on how to deal with pests in your home.