Are Wasps Beneficial Pests?

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Love them or hate them, you can count on wasps to be here every summer – drinking our drinks, eating our food, scaring our children, and stinging us in the back! Wasps are a nuisance, but are they also beneficial pests? Short Answer: Yes! Long Answer: Well… just like beauty, ‘beneficial’ is in the eye … Read more Are Wasps Beneficial Pests?

5 Natural Remedies to Combat Spiders

Spider

Spiders are one of the most annoying pests in our homes. In some cultures, spiders are even associated with evil spirits. In general, spiders can be useful as they serve as a natural deterrent to other insects due to their predator-prey relationship with them. However, some harmful spiders like the Black Widow or Brown Recluse … Read more 5 Natural Remedies to Combat Spiders

What Does “Rat Free” Alberta Actually Mean?

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To celebrate 2020 being the Chinese year of the rat, we will be posting one blog per month dedicated to rats! Here is March’s blog post, ‘What Does “Rat Free” Alberta Actually Mean’. There is a long-standing Wikipedia war that went viral on social media not too long ago. It featured the Province of Alberta … Read more What Does “Rat Free” Alberta Actually Mean?

Dealing With Bed Bugs

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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

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!

Bed Bugs vs. Bat Bugs

Bat bugs and bed bugs can be very hard to distinguish between by looking at them. We created this infographic to help you spot the differences. Remember that if you suspect you have bed bugs or bat bugs the first thing you need to do is bring a sample of the bug to one of … Read more Bed Bugs vs. Bat Bugs

Mice vs. Voles

Mice and voles can appear similar at first glance. When you take a closer look at both species of rodent you will see that they actually have more differences than similarities. Both Mice and Voles: Rodents Approximately 5 – 8 inches long Grey / brown fur Mice: Slender bodies Pointed noses Will eat almost anything … Read more Mice vs. Voles