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    How to Manage Rats and Mice Without Second Generation Anticoagulant Rodenticides (SGAR's)

    When it comes to pest control, an Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) is the only long-term solution for managing rats, mice and other rodents. Other methods using second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGAR’s) can be effective at eradicating rats and mice in the short-term but they can also have harmful effects on other wildlife. As a result, the British Columbia government has banned the use of SGAR’s in BC for a period of 18 months beginning on July 21st, 2021.

    If rats and mice have made themselves at home in your house, read on to find out how to manage them without dangerous rodenticides.


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    5 Signs You Need to Call the Ant Exterminator

    Did you know that a carpenter ant nest can hold more than 50,000 workers? While that's an impressive number, it's not something you want in your home. Ants may seem like a little nuisance, but they can cause big damage. 

    If you've seen an increase of ants indoors lately, you might have an ant infestation. Don't wait until it is too late to contact a professional. Here are 5 signs that you need to call an ant exterminator.


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    Dealing with Rats or Mice in Your Home or Business

    The presence of rodents like rats and mice can be devastating to your sense of comfort in your home. Rodents can also wreak havoc on a business if they make their way in and build a home.

    Your best method to protect yourself against these unwanted pests is to understand the warning signs, know what attracts rats and mice, and have a plan of action for rodent control when a problem does arise.


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    4 Tips to Identify a Spider Infestation

    Spiders are sneaky, elusive, and sometimes harmless house guests. A few spiders on your window sills or in your basement may not seem like a big deal, but this can easily lead to an infestation. You could also be housing dangerous spiders.

    Pest and spider control is key to stopping an infestation. How do you know when it’s a problem? Keep reading to learn 4 tips on how to identify a spider infestation.

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    5 of the Most Common Pests in the Okanagan

    When you live in the Okanagan, you want to know how to keep your home free of the most common pests in the area. But, if you don't know what those pests are, how can you keep them away?

    In this guide, we're going to let you know about five pests that frequent the area. Let's crawl into this list so you can call the exterminator to fix all your pest problems.


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The Bugman Pest Control
Box 365, 22-2475 Dobbin Road
West Kelowna, BC

V4T 2E9


Kelowna and Central Okanagan


Vernon and North Okanagan


Penticton and South Okanagan



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  • Kelowna

  • West Kelowna

  • Vernon

  • Lake Country

  • Peachland

  • Summerland

  • Penticton

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  • The Okanagan Valley


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