A national pest control company just released its ranking of B.C.’s most rodent-infested cities, and Victoria’s record is far from squeaky clean.
The provincial capital was ranked third by Orkin Canada, based on the number of rat and mice treatments the company performed from Aug. 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021. The list, released on Tuesday (Nov. 2), has Vancouver in the top spot for the fifth year in a row, with Burnaby scurrying behind.
Elsewhere on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo (16th place) and Duncan (18th place) clawed their way onto the province’s top 20 list.
To prevent rodents from choosing your home for their winter accommodations, the company recommends sealing any cracks or holes in your foundation, weather-proofing windows and doors, keeping shrubbery neat and eliminating unwanted moisture.
Here’s the full list of B.C.’s top 20 “rattiest” cities:
12. Port Coquitlam
13. North Vancouver
15. West Vancouver
17. Maple Ridge
19. Powell River
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