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Rats and mice

Whether you own property or rent, live or work in City of Vancouver, everyone has a role in rat and mouse prevention by:

  • Proactively disposing garbage and composting properly
  • Maintaining buildings and yards
  • Reporting a problem if you see one

Find information here about rats and mice, and how to control infestations.

Managing problems with rats and mice

There are more than 60 species of rats world wide. Two of them, the Norway rat and the roof rat, are common in Vancouver.

Contact Property Use Inspections

Monday to Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

Saturday, Sunday, holidays

Development and Building Services Centre
515 West 10th Avenue
Ground Floor