Rat Control in Vancouver BC

Rodent control Metro Vancouver, BC - Westside Pest Control

Westside Pest Control has the most comprehensive warranty for rats in the pest industry. Our focus is providing effective, long-term solutions to keep your structure rodent free for years to come.

5-2 Warranty;

Westside Pest Control guarantees the integrity of the hardware we install for 5 years. In addition, we guarantee the entire structure will be rat free free for a minimum of 2 years. Of course, in most cases you’ll be rat free much longer than that!

Occasional warranty exceptions apply – if your home has more entry points than a piece of Swiss cheese, a contractor may be required to address major structural deficiencies. We will always alert you of anything unusual before we get started.

Down to Business:

Every pest company does things a little different… our opinion is that there is no need to be kept waiting between an initial inspection, quote approval and the actual start of your first pest control service… Westside trucks are always fully stocked with all the tools and equipment our pest control experts require to get started immediately on our initial visit.

Our technicians are more than just pest professionals. They have the structural know-how and hands-on skills to provide permanent solutions to most structural deficiencies. In most cases, Westside Pest Control will have your home or business sealed permanently from rats at the time of our initial visit to your property!

Peace of Mind:

Hear scratching after our services are complete? Westside Pest Control stands by it’s guarantee and will send back one of our trained technicians without hassle to provide any additional required services.

Another Happy Customer Review:

“Hired Westside to do a complete sealing up of the roof line and vents from squirrels, patch up openings, and full basement clean up. They were great to work with, always showed up on time and professional and knowledgeable.They are by far the best pest control company I’ve worked with and I’ve worked with quite a few on my last house. I would recommend these guys to anyone who needs pest services without a doubt. Definitely 5/5 stars. Thanks again for all of your help Westside!”

Darren Williams

Have you seen a rat scurry across your garage or basement? Rats are a common problem in both urban and suburban areas and can become quite a nuisance if not under control. Westside Pest Control specializes in Rodent control and will fully assess your home and develop a customized, effective plan to protect your home or business from rat infestation.

Rats are typically distinguished from mice by their larger size and longer tails — these critters mostly consume foods containing carbohydrates and get their vitamins and nutrients from vegetables and fruits …MAKE SURE YOUR COMPOST IS SEALED!

Rats are a much more common urban pest in Vancouver and the lower mainland than many of us are aware of.


Westside Pest Control preforms clean-up services in attics and crawlspaces. In addition to removing all droppings and soiled material, we also sanitize services, re-insulate and re-poly, giving you full piece of mind that your attic or crawlspace has been remediated properly. See pictures below or check out our clean-up page for more info.


Before image of Rodent Clean-up
Close up of rodent mess before clean-up


After image of Rodent Clean-up

There are two common types of rats in the Lower Mainland. The Roof Rat and the Norway rat.

Norway Rat

Norway rats are quite large and like to burrow and therefore build their nests in wall voids, underneath sidewalks or decking, and may dig up and nest in vegetation. These rats can also turn up in attics and crawlspaces though, you most likely won’t see them during the day. Norway rats hide in daylight and come out at night.

Norway Rat Behaviour & Diet

These rats enjoy a wide selection of foods including meats, grains, dead animals, fruits, nuts and grains. Norway rats require water and prefer to colonize near water sources. These rats mature in between two and five months and breeds during any month!

Signs of Infestation

As mentioned above, Norway rats usually stay in hiding during the day, so if you do see this type of rat in broad daylight, this is a strong indicator that your property or home may be infested — these rats would not expose themselves during the day unless they are driven out of their hiding spaces or are limited on space.

Roof Rats

These critters are either brown or black in colour and can live in areas of the home above ground (i.e.. attic). They also live in, garages, sheds and even trees.

Roof Rat Behaviour & Diet

Roof rats are incredible climbers and are often found at higher levels such as trees, roofs, attics and on top of structures. This specific rat is highly adaptable and can thrive in almost any environment but prefers to nest in wood piles or garbage. Nocturnal by nature, roof rats prefer to munch on fruits and nuts, although they will eat anything available such as meat and grain.

Signs of Infestation

If you see a roof rat out in the open, this is most likely because they were either pushed out of their hiding spots by other rats, or they have been disturbed in some way. If you see droppings, notice that roof rat droppings are 12-13 mm in length and have pointed ends. Grease marks that trail behind them is another strong indicator that you have a roof rat infestation.

It is very important to note that roof rats are carriers of diseases that can be transmitted through bites and physical contact. If you suspect that you may have a rat infestation, contact our experts at Westside Pest Control right away. We’ll ask all the right questions and provide you with a free estimate as quickly as possible.

Tile Roof Exclusion:

Tiles are a popular roof choice for many home owners in Metro Vancouver. They are are great for aesthetics, longevity and preventing leaks. Unfortunately, tile roofs are also notorious for providing easy access into homes for rats and squirrels.

The rounded end of tile roofs provide countless potential entry points for rodents. Tiles are usually overhanging gutter lines (or rat and squirrel highways!)

As tiles move, they can be difficult to seal from rats and squirrels. There are often more than 100 points of entry depending the size and design of the house. It can be effectively done however!

Westside Pest Control Specializes in guaranteed tile roof exclusion. Call us today for a free quote!

Rodent entry under tile roof

Tile roof entry point exclusion

We are your Vancouver rodent control specialists!

Westside Pest Control LTD specializes in rat control and the removal of rats and other rodents from residential homes and commercial businesses in Vancouver, B.C.

After a few simple questions, free estimates can be given over the phone for rodent control in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Coquitlam, Richmond, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, New Westminster and the rest of the Lower Mainland. Call the Vancouver Pest Control experts now at 604-559-9060 or contact Westside Pest Control by email.

Our trained technicians will inspect every inch of your home or business including the roof, attic and crawlspace. Part of our process always involves closing off all potential rodent access points (entry point exclusion). As much as we would love your future business, our goal is to ensure all potential entry points from the roof to the foundation are sealed so that rats and other rodents are unable to re-enter the home or building.