Seasonal Pests

Seasonal Pests


Fleas are a major irritant of both people and pets. Like bedbugs, they will readily bite and feed on people. Unlike bedbugs, they can jump and transmit easily from pets to people, and from person to person. Your first step if you find fleas in your home is to talk to your veterinarian about the appropriate treatment for any pets you have. But if the fleas have spread throughout your home, CleanStart Pest Control can help. Through careful use of a chemical containing growth regulators as well as a powerful insecticide, we can quickly eradicate fleas from your home or business.

Wasps and Bees

Nothing ruins a summer picnic or BBQ quicker than the presence of wasps. There are many species of wasps in the Vancouver area, and most will never be a nuisance to humans. But those that are – Yellowjackets, Paper Wasps and Bald Faced Hornets – can certainly make their presence felt. And for those who are allergic, the defensive stings of these insects can be extremely harmful.

Bees are less aggressive than wasps, but are likewise capable of stinging if they feel their nest is threatened. Although bees are valuable pollinators and should be left alone wherever possible, sometimes it is necessary to remove them from a home or business. If you are being plagued by wasps, give CleanStart Pest Control a call today.

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​There are over 100 known species of ants in British Columbia, with more no doubt still to be discovered. Getting rid of an ant problem depends on identifying the species of ant involved, since what works for one ant may not work for another. In fact, the wrong kind of treatment for ants can often make the problem worse! Some species here in Vancouver can even cause structural damage to buildings. For instance, Carpenter ants will bore through wood to make their nests, weakening the structure of a home as they do so. If you have an ant problem in Vancouver, call the experts at CleanStart Pest Control. We can get rid of those unwanted visitors so you can get back to enjoying your summer.

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​Silverfish, and their cousins firebrats, are a common pest throughout the Lower Mainland. With the high humidity of our West Coast winters, these moisture-loving bugs thrive in homes, apartments, offices and many other structures.

Although they can be creepy-looking, silverfish and firebrats pose no threat to human health. But that doesn’t mean you should have to share your space with them. If you’re seeing silverfish or firebrats in your home or office, give CleanStart Pest Control a call today.

Earwigs, Centipedes, Millipedes

​There are all kinds of creepy-crawly creatures that can find their way into your home at different times of the year. Earwigs, centipedes and millipedes are common pests that ordinarily live outside, but can often find their way indoors. These creatures typically don’t survive long inside human habitations, deprived of their natural food sources and proper habitat. But when they invade a structure in large numbers, they can become a real nuisance. Luckily, CleanStart Pest Control can quickly rid your Vancouver home or business of these annoying pests.

Stored Product Pests

​Globally, the diverse group of pests known as the stored product pests is perhaps the most economically devastating in the world, accounting for billions of dollars of damage to food products each year. This group contains creatures such as the Indian Meal Moth, Grain Beetles, Flour Beetles, Rice Weevils and many more. These pests are often found in large numbers in warehouses and food processing facilities, and can easily enter homes in contaminated food. As a result, they are widespread throughout the Greater Vancouver area.

The first step in ridding your home of these pests is to find and remove the contaminated food source. Since these creatures spend some or even all of their lives within the food source (depending on species), removing this will eliminate a large part of the problem.

Beyond that, our trained technicians can use an appropriate insecticide, or even chemical-free methods, to rid your home or business of any stored product pests that have spread beyond the contaminated food. If there are bugs in your kitchen and you’re not sure where they came from, give Green Frog Pest Control a call today. We’ll get you pest free in no time.


​There are an estimated 1 million different species of flies in the world, with more being discovered regularly. Flies are one of the leading causes of human death, due to their nature as vectors, or spreaders, of disease. Fortunately in the Greater Vancouver area, we don’t need to worry too much about fatal diseases being spread by flies. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t contaminate food or food preparation surfaces, potentially making people sick as well as being a nuisance.

Just as it does for all pests, the treatment for flies depends on the species involved. For the tiny fruit fly, sanitation is the best and almost only option, whereas for the much larger cluster fly, a chemical treatment is usually necessary. If you have a fly problem, call CleanStart Pest Control today and let our experts help identify and come up with a solution for your fly problem.