What’s Bugging You? 4 Pests You’ll Find at The Lake & Cabin

Cabin on Lake - with pests

Warm weather rolling in means summer vacation, time off work, laying in the sun at the beach and enjoying relaxing weekends at the lake. Unfortunately, it also means unwanted guests could be tagging along during your summer fun. Heat and humidity are two ideal conditions for some of our most annoying little neighbors to thrive. … Read moreWhat’s Bugging You? 4 Pests You’ll Find at The Lake & Cabin

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

Wasps in Canada

Wasp

There are two main groups of wasps that we find here in Canada: social and solitary. Solitary wasps remain mainly on their own except to breed, whereas social wasps are found in a colony consisting of a queen, male drones and sterile female workers. The total number of wasps in a colony can differ depending … Read moreWasps in Canada

5 Pest Control Items To Bring To Your Campsite

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Now that summer is upon us and camping season is in full swing, we wanted to give you our list of five items that you will need to bring to your campsite. Depending on your needs or preferences, a combo of the items below or even all of the items will help ensure that your … Read more5 Pest Control Items To Bring To Your Campsite

Top 5 Most Hated Summertime Pests

5 Most Hated Summertime Pests - Infographic

Today marks the first day of Summer, this is the longest day of the year – so get out there and enjoy the sun! Unfortunately, many pests also love this weather. We asked our Facebook friends what their most hated summertime pest is.. Here are the Top 5 results as voted by you!  

Mothers of The Animal Kingdom: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Wolf Spider

Human mothers may invest a lot of time and money in raising their young, but that kind of devotion isn’t always echoed throughout the animal kingdom. In the animal world, some mothers go far above and beyond, giving up not just time but often their own food supplies in order to ensure that their child … Read moreMothers of The Animal Kingdom: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

DIY: Removing Wasp Nests

Wasp Nest

As summer moves into August a very busy pest has been growing its nest size slowly over the months of June and July. As the flowers and other natural food sources start to disappear, the move from the natural sugars and nectars from these food sources dry up and the need for proteins and carbohydrates … Read moreDIY: Removing Wasp Nests

VIDEO: How To Remove A Wasp Nest

How to remove wasp nest

In this video we will show you how to effectively and safely remove a wasps nest. However, Poulin’s Pest Control will be more then happy to assist with wasp removal so you don’t have to tackle this on your own. We are trained and licensed and will remove wasps during the day when control is … Read moreVIDEO: How To Remove A Wasp Nest

Pest Spotlight: Wasps

Wasp

Scientific Name: Vespidae Common Names: Wasp Color: Most are black, white and yellow Size: ½ inch long FACT: Unlike bees, wasps do not make honey, but some species help in the pollination of plants. HABITS Wasps have four stages in their life history: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Adult wasps have four sparsely veined, membranous … Read morePest Spotlight: Wasps