Orkin Canada's second annual list of rattiest cities in BC released
MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 25, 2018 /CNW/ - When it comes to the rattiest cities in British Columbia it is going to be very difficult to dislodge the current top five. For the second year, there were no changes in the cities that lead the pack. Within the rest of the top 20 there were a number of shifts and two new entrants.
The findings by Orkin Canada are based on the number of commercial and residential rodent (rats and mice) treatments carried out by the country's largest pest control provider.
The top five rattiest cities in British Columbia in 2017:
The pest control company is warning homeowners that rodents are very active at this time of year, as they seek food, water and shelter. Vermin are a major threat to properties and can transmit a number of serious diseases.
Homes with small holes or cracks in perimeter walls are most at risk so homeowners are being urged to think: CLOSE, TRIM & CUT.
- Close the Gap: Seal any cracks or holes in the foundation with weather-resistant sealant. Install weather stripping around windows and doors, as well as door sweeps.
- Trim the Trees: Keep shrubbery cut back at least one metre from the exterior walls of the home to eliminate any hiding spots for rodents.
- Cut Off the Water: Eliminate any moisture sources - a necessity for pest survival - such as clogged gutters or water gathering in trash or recycling bins.
For more information about rodent prevention, visit orkincanada.ca
The rattiest cities ranking is based on all rodent treatments by Orkin Canada at residential and commercial properties within British Columbia from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. Download here for the list of British Columbia's rattiest cities.
About Orkin Canada
Orkin Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) is the country's largest pest control provider and leader in the development of fast, effective and environmentally responsible pest control solutions. One key program is the Home Pest Protection Program that prevents and eradicates pest infestations and provides key information about pests. Orkin Canada provides professional services to both residential and commercial clients from coast to coast. For more information, visit www.orkincanada.ca, like www.facebook.com/OrkinCanada or follow @orkincanada.
SOURCE Orkin Canada
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