What Is a Pest Management Professional

Poulin's Fleet

A Pest Management Professional’s role requires a thorough understanding of the fundamentals relating to the control of insect and animal pests.  Their duties include working hand in hand with the Health Department to ensure that their standards are adhered to because pest control, in reality, also provides a major contribution towards the prevention of spreading … Read more

Bed Bugs in Hotels

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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

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

Test Your Knowledge: Stored Product Pests True or False

Webbing Cloth Moth

We created this fun quiz so that you can test your knowledge on Stored Product Pests! Take the “Stored Product Pests True or False Quiz” below and compare your answers to the answer key at the bottom of this post. Good luck! It has been estimated that stored product pests damage about 10% of the … Read more

Three Rodents Around Your Home

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Three common rodents that you may find around your home or business are the deer mouse, the house mouse, and the Norway rat. DEER MOUSE The deer mouse has a bi-coloured appearance: the upper portion of the body and tail is medium to dark-brown, while the underside of the tail, feet and stomach area is … Read more

How Do Bed Bug Heat Treatments Work

Heat Equipment

Heat treatments for bed bugs use dry heat generated by specialized electric heaters to eliminate all life stages of bed bugs. Chemical bed bug treatments have traditionally required multiple visits to eliminate bed bugs. Poulin’s Pest Control’s heat treatments for bed bugs have resulted in a 99% success rate in a single treatment. Traditional bed … Read more

Test Your Knowledge: Bed Bugs True or False

Bed Bugs

We created this BED BUG TRUE OR FALSE quiz for you to test your knowledge! Can you beat the bed bugs? Check your answers with the answer key posted below. To control bed bugs, you need to think like a bed bug. True False Bed bugs have wings and that is how they move around. … Read more

Important Factors in Fly Control

House Fly

Use sodium vapor light bulbs not mercury vapor. Have the lights on the ground pointing at the building not on the building pointing at the ground If the lights are on the building do not have them directly above the door. Have them off to the side of the door. The further away from the … Read more

Not All Traps Are Created Equal

Catchmaster Insect Monitors

Trap selection is an important component of any trapping and monitoring program within an integrated pest management program. Improper selection of a trap style can lead to misrepresentation of a true pest numbers in an area. This is due to the fact that pests may: Not be able to enter a trap to be captured … Read more

Our Mission, Our Promise, Our Guarantee

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Our Mission We at Poulin’s are committed to providing the highest quality of pest control service possible in Canada. Our Promise We value and appreciate your business and promise to maintain the highest industry standards to protect your health and your property. We will do this by utilizing cutting edge, environmentally friendly pest management technology … Read more