Getting rid of bedbugs and rodents.
Environmental health officers can provide general advice on identification and control of common household pests, such as insects and rodents.
Although there is no evidence that bedbugs spread disease to people, they can be a considerable nuisance and there is the possibility of secondary infection if bites are scratched. In addition, bed bug infestations can cause some people anxiety, stress and insomnia.
Getting advice from a licensed pest control operator is your best option when dealing with an infestation in your home. Landlords cannot legally apply pesticides themselves in their rental suites. They must hire a licensed pest control operator.
Rats or mice
Rats and mice are serious pests that can spread disease, contaminate food and damage property.
- HealthLink BC: Getting rid of rodents