Vancouver, Victoria, and Burnaby Are The Rattiest Cities In British Columbia

Rattiest Cities In British Columbia

Here’s a title we shouldn’t be proud of at all. Orkin Canada, a pest control company, just released its list of the rattiest cities in British Columbia.

For the third straight year, Vancouver has been named the rattiest city in B.C. Victoria (#2) and Burnaby (#3) help round out the top three cities. Furthermore, Richmond came in at #4 on the list, while Surrey finished at #5.

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This annual ranking is based on all rodent treatments by Orkin Canada at residential and commercial properties within British Columbia from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

Photo: Orkin Canada

“Five cities in British Columbia have now established themselves as provincial leaders when it comes to rodent treatments” reads their website.

Vancouver is a seaport city and unfortunately, water attracts rodents to the city’s streets by the masses.

Tips To Deal With Rodents

Just as we prefer to stay indoors for warmth, rodents are also looking to escape the wet conditions outside.

Some things you can do to keep them outdoors include:

  • Check all of the seals around your window frames and external doors
  • Fix any loose mortar around the foundation of your building
  • Fill any holes
  • Check openings formed around pipes that enter the home
  • Loose debris should be swept away and your house should be kept clean
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