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  • wasp on branch
    09/05/2022
    Identifying the Differences Between Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets

    Nothing interrupts a warm summer day like the angry buzzing of a bug. When you see a black and yellow insect flying around, you may immediately think of a wasp, but there are actually more than 20,000 species of this bug!

    Wasps, hornets and yellow jackets all have unique characteristics that make them different from one another.

    Learn how to tell these bugs apart so you know which one you are dealing with when they fly into your yard.

     

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  • carpenter ants exterminator
    16/02/2022
    All You Need to Know about Carpenter Ants

    It’s time for some spring cleaning! However, as you move the recliner away from the wall to vacuum, you notice fine sawdust right next to the baseboard.

    Upon further investigation, you suddenly see a few large black ants crawling on the carpet. Near the windowsill, you find wings that have been shed... uh oh.

    You think it may be carpenter ants, which are common in the Okanagan region.

    Not sure what to do next? Keep reading to learn more.

     

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  • rat infestation
    05/11/2021
    Why Does Kelowna and the Okanagan Have a Rat Problem?

    Have you noticed the signs of a rat problem? Rodent droppings, bite marks of food packages, and small holes in walls are clues that you may have a rat problem.

    Rats are potential carriers of diseases like the hantavirus. Unfortunately, in recent years we have seen an uptick in the rat populations throughout the Okanagan region in British Columbia. After explaining the causes of rat population growth around Kelowna, we'll provide important resources so you can contact a quality pest control service.

     

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  • mouse in home
    25/08/2021
    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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  • ant with food
    13/05/2021
    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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  • brown rat eating food
    05/01/2021
    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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  • signs of a house spider infestation
    13/10/2020
    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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  • insect on the floor
    10/08/2020
    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

Email: bugs@telus.net

Kelowna and Central Okanagan

250-764-2687

Vernon and North Okanagan

250-503-8997

Penticton and South Okanagan

250-490-3611

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  • Kelowna

  • West Kelowna

  • Vernon

  • Lake Country

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  • The Okanagan Valley

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