Blog: Delta gets ratted out!

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Now that we are weeks into spring and the rain has forgotten to leave, perhaps we should address Delta’s rat issues – or lack of. A U.S.-based pest control, ha-ha, has deemed Delta to be the 11th-worst rat infested cities in B.C. Now their statistics, presumable based on the number of calls they receive about rats (or lack of in Delta), and an advertising ploy to get their name into more homes, are merely a fiction of some marketing employee who makes up list and publishes them on their website. The media eats this up and the marketing employee gets to work another year. The truth is, Delta does have a rat epidemic which should put Delta right up there with Vancouver as one of the worst rat-infested cities and it only continues to get worst yearly. Year over year, Go green Pest Control has received four times the number of call outs for rats in Delta. So here are a few rat prevention tips to keep the rats away. Seal all cracks, crevices and holes in your houses siding and foundation. Trim all shrubs and trees at least six feet back from your house or garage. Remove all clutter and debris from the base of your house. 


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Go Green Pest Control owner Randy Bilesky is a long-time South Delta resident. Trained and certified, Bilesky has first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owners encounter.


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