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 moreKeep 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 moreWinter 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 moreWatch For Voles This Fall

How To Stay Rodent Free This Fall

Mouse Outside

At Poulin’s pest control, we take no issue with mice out there in the wild. But we don’t like it when they come into our client’s homes. As the summer fades away and temperatures begin to drop, the rodent population is also thinking “Where shall I overwinter?”. Where are they thinking is in your house, … Read moreHow To Stay Rodent Free This Fall

Kill The Household Mafias

Below is an infographic with the “Household Mafias” and the attack techniques you will need to defeat them! Termites Termites have been around since the time of the dinosaurs Termite colonies eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Termites cause up to $5 billion in damage per year How to Kill Use … Read moreKill The Household Mafias

Invasive Species Birds

Birds flying over water

Both bird lovers and those tormented by invasive birds need to educate themselves about the local laws related to possession and control of birds. In some cases, a permit or license is needed to keep both native and introduced birds. Some of these birds may become established in the wild, creating a nuisance that impacts … Read moreInvasive Species Birds

The Problem with Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ant Damage

Most of the time when people think about insects causing property damage they think about Termites. What they don’t think about though, are Carpenter Ants. Carpenter ants are one of the biggest insect threats to Canadian homes. Generally larger than most ants and either dark brownish red or black in color, carpenter ants are found … Read moreThe Problem with Carpenter Ants

Hidden Hideouts for Wasp Nests

Large wasp nest

Western Canada is a natural paradise, home to diverse wildlife species, not all of which are welcome to move into your backyard without paying rent, or at very least politely asking for the privilege. Wasps have a way of ruining summer time fun. Around early spring to early summer the queen leaves her nest to … Read moreHidden Hideouts for Wasp Nests

Pigeons, Seagulls, And The Manitoba Interlake

Birds flying over water

The number one pest bird in North America is the common feral (wild) pigeon. 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 of the feral pigeon has caused … Read morePigeons, Seagulls, And The Manitoba Interlake