Six places cockroaches like to hide


No one wants cockroaches in their home or at work, but unfortunately, it happens. Generally, cockroaches don’t come in from the outdoors — they often hitchhike on people and things brought into buildings — and once they’re in, they’re very good at hiding. You may want to set up insect traps or a program to … Read more

Six surprising facts about bed bugs

Bed Bugs Facts

Bed bugs are many people’s worst nightmare. Luckily, if you’ve discovered bed bugs in your home or business, Poulin’s has effective techniques for getting rid of them for good. As unpleasant as they are, it’s useful to learn a little about bed bugs, so that you know how to spot them and how to handle … Read more

5 facts you never wanted to know about cockroaches

Cockroaches are notorious for their ability to thrive in various environments. While they’re often associated with unsanitary conditions, cockroaches are still intriguing creatures with remarkable attributes. Here are five fun facts you probably never wanted to know about cockroaches. Cockroaches have been around for a mind-bogglingly long time. Fossil evidence suggests that cockroach-like creatures first … Read more

Is it a ladybug or something else?

Ladybugs — also known as lady beetles or ladybirds — play a crucial role in controlling pests like aphids in gardens and agricultural fields. Most ladybug adults and their alligator-looking larvae eat aphids, although the larvae are capable of eating far more aphids. Many of the various types of lady beetles in Western Canada are … Read more

How dangerous are mice?

Fall is the season when mice have good reason to seek refuge indoors. While they may appear harmless, these tiny rodents can bring about a host of problems and pose potential dangers to health and your home or business. How dangerous are mice?Here are some of the threats that mice present and what you can … Read more

Why spray for pests in the fall?

As the days grow shorter and temperatures start to dip, a wide array of pests view human structures as inviting havens. Here are a few compelling reasons to spray for pests in the fall, plus some ways you can safeguard your buildings from unwanted visitors. Common fall pests Many pests try to migrate into buildings … Read more

Can you spot a cockroach at any age?

Cockroaches have a complex life cycle and understanding how they appear at different stages can help you quickly identify and tackle an infestation. Here’s what cockroaches look like during various life phases and where you should be searching for them. Where to look for cockroaches in your home Cockroaches are generally nocturnal, remaining hidden during … Read more

Hornet or wasp: What’s the difference?

Wasps are a common summer pest in Canada. You can often spot them hovering over garbage cans and hanging out around ice cream and hot dog stands. Although people often think wasps are exclusively yellow and black, they can be black and white, and other colours. Here’s what you need to know. How to tell … Read more

Don’t let fruit flies ruin your summer

Fruit flies are small, but mighty! Under the right conditions, these teeny tiny critters can quickly get out of hand inside your home. Contrary to popular belief, fruit flies don’t spontaneously grow out of rotting materials. They find their way inside by following the odours of fermentation and alcoholic beverages, overripe fruit, or hitching a … Read more