Home damage from pests

Home damage from pests

A home, whether it be a house, townhouse or apartment, for many people would most likely be considered their most prized possession. We all work hard to earn a living so we can not just enjoy our homes, but maintain and protect it. The invasion of unwanted guests unfortunately happens from time to time and we’re not talking about those relatives that show up unannounced at your doorstep. Rodents, insects and even wildlife also have a tendency of intrusion however arrive with unwelcomed intensions of causing considerable and expensive damage to your home.

Damage caused by Insects

A variety of insects in the Vancouver area such as ants, wasps, flies and beetles can reek havoc in our homes or around our properties. Wood frame work behind drywall, floor boards or decking are at risk of damage from ants while wallpaper, clothing in closets and dried food products in our pantries are at risk of being chewed from various other insects. We’ve listed more information about the variety of pests in this climate and our methods of safe and permanent removal here on our website.

Damage caused by Rodents

The rodents in Vancouver you may cross, such as mice and rats, are found in a couple different varieties. They come in search of food and protection from the outdoors and of course the solitude to multiply themselves. Rats although considered to be very clean animals have the ability to cause very harmful or fatal diseases to human beings. Mice will eat almost anything including aluminum cans, plastics, and drywall materials to name a few. Mice and rats can contaminate living area surfaces and food products by way of feces, urine or the simple act of just coming into contact with it. Ultimately, though, these rodents can damage to your structure. They burrow, dig, and tunnel, and chew, and all of this will inevitably cost you money – particularly while they breed and become a large population.

Damage caused by Wildlife

Unwanted pests who have the potential of causing the worst damage to your home, for this region, would be the raccoon. Not only people being at risk of danger with these creatures with bites or scratches, raccoons have the capability of causing significant damage to your home. If a raccoon finds its way into your attic, be prepared to find ripped air ducts, torn up insulation, chewed wires, potential holes in your ceilings or worse – a hole your roof. Another nasty critter that offer various ways of damaging would be the squirrel. A squirrel will chew on your wood siding, roofing shingles, doors, sheds, barns, grill covers, patio furniture, plastic yard lights, non-metal parts of parked cars.

Here at Local Pest Control we have experience in rodent control, insect control, and wildlife control. We can deal with pest invasions and implement preventative measures to avoid them from returning. Trust us to help protect your home from costly damage or health risks from pests getting indoors. Contact us today online or by phone at 778-828-6094.