Bed Bugs in Hotels

hotel bed

Bed bugs are a worldwide epidemic and anyone can carry bed bugs into a hotel. Bed bugs do not discriminate and can be easily brought in to your hotel. Employees should not panic if a customer approaches them with a bed bug. Always stay calm when talking to a guest. Calmly get the sample or … Read more Bed Bugs in Hotels

Bed Bugs in The Workplace: Dealing with Hitchhikers

office staff

When a bed bug is found at a workstation, there are many options available to control and prevent an infestation. First and foremost, it is essential that any insect found is collected and positively identified as a bed bug. The area that the bed bug was found in should be monitored. Underneath each work station … Read more Bed Bugs in The Workplace: Dealing with Hitchhikers

Bed Bugs in The Workplace: Employee Belongings

office desk

Bed bugs in the workplace are an extreme challenge. The first thing to keep in mind when dealing with bed bugs is that you need to know how the bed bugs got into the office. In office buildings bed bugs are typically brought in by staff, items carried by staff and contractors or cleaning staff. … Read more Bed Bugs in The Workplace: Employee Belongings

Dealing With Bed Bugs

Bed bug with eggs

First and foremost, discard the notion that a bedbug infestation is dependent on the sanitary conditions of your house. That couldn’t be further from the truth; your house can never be too clean for bed bugs. Bed bugs are ardent travelers; they are readily transported on luggage, clothing, furniture, bedding, household pets, etc. Public places … Read more Dealing With Bed Bugs

Pigeon Problems

Pigeon

The number one pest bird in North America is the common feral (wild) pigeon.  They’re particularly prevalent in major centers. Like many pests, the pigeon is an invasive species.  They are descended from homing pigeons brought from Europe in the 1600s as a means of carrying messages, and as food. Like most invaders, the proliferation … Read more Pigeon Problems

Pest Spotlight: Rats

Norway Rat

Scientific Name: rattus Common Names:  Sewer Rat, Roof Rat, Brown Rat, Norway Rat, Black Rat Color: Colors vary, generally grey, brown, or black in color Size: The length and weight of rats depend on which species we are talking about and young vs adult sizes. Sizes range from approximately 10 to 40 cm in length. … Read more Pest Spotlight: Rats

Happy Holidays From Poulin’s!

Holiday Bugs

The end of the year brings no greater joy than the opportunity to express to you season’s greetings and good wishes. May your holidays and New Year be filled with joy! We would like to share our sincerest appreciation for the trust you have placed in us and best wishes for the holidays. This holiday … Read more Happy Holidays From Poulin’s!

Keep Mice & Their Diseases Out

mouse eating peanuts

We all tend to spend more time indoors when the weather turns cold.  With an average winter temperature of -16.6 degrees Celsius, Red Deer certainly qualifies as cold during the winter months. These extremely low temperatures cause many animals that spend their summers in the fields to seek warmth, often in our homes, businesses, and … Read more Keep Mice & Their Diseases Out

Winter Homes: Mice

mice eating corn

The media has generally been kind to mice. They’re furry, they’re cute, they have friends named Donald and Goofy. However, make no mistake – rodents ruin your property, they also carry diseases that can harm you and your family. House mice are one of the most troublesome pests, they’re cunning and sneaky and can find … Read more Winter Homes: Mice

Watch For Voles This Fall

Vole on a hand

Now that fall is upon us everyone will be spending more time inside their warm homes. With the temperatures dropping, we are not the only creatures looking to find a warm spot to call home. Many people are familiar with pestilent rodents like mice and burrowing moles, but not as familiar with one of Canada’s … Read more Watch For Voles This Fall