Bed Bugs: Heat Treatments vs Chemicals

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Bed bugs are very small creatures that hide in cracks and crevices. They can be difficult to find. Once discovered, an infestation can be difficult to eradicate. Exterminators across western Canada will advise you to use the more effective bed bug heat treatment over chemicals to deal with this problem. How bad are bed bugs … Read more Bed Bugs: Heat Treatments vs Chemicals

What Are Bed Bugs?

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The biggest pest problem threatening any populated area in recent years is the bed bug. Their population had declined steadily since the 1930s, to the point of near extinction a few years ago. Unfortunately, due to numerous circumstances, bed bugs have returned with a vengeance, and exist everywhere. Bed bugs have been with us a … Read more What Are Bed Bugs?

Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

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Everyone has heard the saying “Goodnight, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!” well nowadays that is more real than it was in the past. Compared to 10 years ago, bed bug infestations are on the rise. With international travel being so affordable, the risk of bringing home bed bug hitchhikers is high. Call … Read more Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

DIY Bed Bug Treatment.. Why It Doesn’t Work

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There is a lot to be said for doing things yourself these days. When it comes to treating a bed bug infestation, unless you are a pest management professional, don’t do it yourself. You need specialists for this battle. There are a lot of bugs out there that people can manage to eradicate on their … Read more DIY Bed Bug Treatment.. Why It Doesn’t Work

Bring Home Memories from Your Trip Not Bed Bugs

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One of the worst nightmares for travelers is the thought of bringing home foreign pests like bed bugs. Small in size, these pests are difficult to spot. That is, unless you know where to look for them. They avoid light and prefer to congregate in small cracks and crevices. Their hiding places are usually along … Read more Bring Home Memories from Your Trip Not Bed Bugs

How To Prevent Bed Bugs

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Bed bugs can survive almost anywhere. People who travel or work in an area that is known to have bed bugs should know that it is possible for them to bring the bed bugs home. The following points are recommendations to prevent bed bugs: Wear shoes that can be brushed off. Before leaving the office, … Read more How To Prevent Bed Bugs

Watch for Bed Bugs at Sleepaway Camps

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Bed bug infestations are very common. They were nearly eradicated a few decades ago but have come back with a vengeance. Common places for infestations include campgrounds, hotels and homes. What makes bed bugs so dangerous is that they are excellent travelers. You could pick up bed bugs in Edmonton and they could travel with … Read more Watch for Bed Bugs at Sleepaway Camps

Bed Bug Lookalikes

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No one wants to get bed bugs and a positive identification is crucial in order to protect yourself and your belongings from bed bugs. Always keep a sample of the insect pest and bring it to us at Poulins to identify and provide a treatment program. But sometimes people bring in samples to our office … Read more Bed Bug Lookalikes

Meet The Team: Maggie

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Maggie is our certified bed bug scent detection dog. She is a 6-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who works out of our Edmonton Branch. Maggie has been a part of the Poulin’s Pest Control team for about 4 years and was trained at J&K Canine Academy in Florida, USA. The use of scent dogs is an … Read more Meet The Team: Maggie

Fact or Fiction: Moving Will Leave Bed Bugs Behind

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When faced with bed bugs, moving into a new apartment or house will leave the bed bugs behind and give you a clean start. FICTION Moving will NOT automatically eliminate your bed bug problem! There are necessary precautions you MUST take to ensure that bed bugs are left behind during your move. It is ideal … Read more Fact or Fiction: Moving Will Leave Bed Bugs Behind