How to Treat Your Box Spring for Bed Bugs

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Bed bugs are one of our most popular pest problems here in Canada. Anyone can find themselves with a bed bug infestation as they are great hitchhikers and can come home with you from public transportation, hotels, movie theaters, restaurants, air planes, and many other public places. Your first step if you suspect you have … Read more How to Treat Your Box Spring for Bed Bugs

Product Feature: Bird Spikes

Bird Spikes

Stainless steel bird spikes are the most effective permanent protection against bird landings. Bird spikes are a versatile product that can be easily installed on a variety of surfaces. Ledges: Birds can often be found congregating on ledges and rooftops. Install spike to keep birds from creating unsightly messes or damaging building materials. Conduits: Bird … Read more Product Feature: Bird Spikes

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 How Do Bed Bug Heat Treatments Work

Hantavirus Guide: Clean-Up Procedures

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The best solution for problems with house mice is exclusion. A mouse can fit through any hole the size of your finger or a pencil. Seal entry holes with ¼ inch hardware cloth, sheet metal or metal wool. Pay particular attention to any hole approximately the diameter of a pencil. In some situations, perimeter trapping … Read more Hantavirus Guide: Clean-Up Procedures

Hantavirus Guide: Precautions For Campers and Hikers

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The risk of contamination is specifically associated with contact with rodents, disturbing nesting material, burrows, droppings and surrounding soil. Therefore: Avoid coming into contact with rodents and rodent burrows. Do not use cabins or other enclosed shelters that are rodent infested until they have been appropriately cleaned and disinfected. Do not pitch tents or place … Read more Hantavirus Guide: Precautions For Campers and Hikers

Hantavirus Guide: 10 Steps to Safely Clean-Up After Rodents

Mouse on rocks

Put on disposable clothing and gloves. Put on goggles and disposable respirator mask and test the mask for proper fit (ensure goggles effectively protect eyes and do not interfere with the seal of the respirator). Mix disinfectant solution in spray bottle. Gently spray droppings/rodent nesting materials with the bleach, ensuring they are completely soaked – … Read more Hantavirus Guide: 10 Steps to Safely Clean-Up After Rodents

The Importance of Pest Control During a Shut Down or Crisis

Winnipeg Poulins

Pest control is considered an essential service as pests don’t stop entering and breeding when locations are closed or shut down. We understand that you will still have unwelcome pest visitors in your home or business which may cause you to feel frustrated, alone, or even scared with all the closures and not know where … Read more The Importance of Pest Control During a Shut Down or Crisis

Hantavirus Guide: Six Steps To Properly Fitting Your Respirator

3M Particulate Respirator P100

The Centre for Disease Control and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health recommend the use of HEPA (P100) quality filters for respiratory protection against the Hantavirus. Respirators come in various sizes and it is important to use a respirator that has been fitted to your face. It is very important that workers are aware … Read more Hantavirus Guide: Six Steps To Properly Fitting Your Respirator

Hantavirus Guide: Concerns In The Home

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Cases of Hantavirus infection have been associated with the following activities in and around the home, farm, cottage or while outdoors. Planting or harvesting crops Occupying previously vacant cabins or dwellings Cleaning barns, cottages and other outbuildings Disturbing rodent infested areas while hiking or camping Inhabiting dwellings with indoor rodent populations The best approach for … Read more Hantavirus Guide: Concerns In The Home

Hantavirus Guide: What Is Hantavirus?

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The disease is known as Hantavirus-Related Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome (Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome). There has been an impressive accumulation of knowledge about this illness in a short time, however, many unanswered questions still remain. What we know: The risk is specifically to those individuals who come in contact with infected rodents and their droppings. The … Read more Hantavirus Guide: What Is Hantavirus?