5 Methods to Control Pesky Pigeons

Pigeons Lookout

Now that the snow has melted away, you may be noticing piles of pigeon droppings in locations around your home or business. In the winter, pigeons may have built nests under your eaves or were roosting on ledges or roof peaks leaving behind very acidic droppings that can discolour or even deface various types of … Read more 5 Methods to Control Pesky Pigeons

Spiders Are Back!

Spider

Spring has sprung and the arachnid world is coming out of its sleepy hibernation sites or emerging from the egg sacs laid last year. All spiders are venomous but most spiders are harmless to humans. 93% of consumers fear insects and arachnids, and are the public’s 3rd most common fear behind heights and public speaking*. … Read more Spiders Are Back!

How to Kill Ground Squirrels and Pocket Gophers

Pocket Gopher

As the snow melts away in western Canada and the signs of spring are appearing, so are thirteen-lined ground squirrels and pocket gophers. The 13 stripped Richardson ground squirrel can easily be identified by its thirteen stripes on its back and its golden brown fur. The pocket gopher has no stripes and is golden brown … Read more How to Kill Ground Squirrels and Pocket Gophers

Getting To Know The Vole

Vole

As the temperatures are starting to rise and the snow is melting, you may be seeing many grass laden tunnels appearing in your grass. This year’s vole population will likely be very high due to the heavy amounts of snow received in Manitoba and other certain parts of western Canada. Voles look like a house … Read more Getting To Know The Vole

5 Thing You Didnt Know About Cockroaches

American Cockroach

Cockroaches have been on this planet for hundreds of millions of years and are expected to be here way after the human race has left. Fossil evidence shows early forms of cockroach present in the record from approximately 280-320 million years ago! Here are five interesting facts that you didn’t know about the cockroach. Cockroaches … Read more 5 Thing You Didnt Know About Cockroaches

Ask The Expert: How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs in a mattress seam

QUESTION: How do I know if I have bed bugs? ANSWER: Are tiny bugs crawling on your bed and keeping you up at night? Do these bugs that have six legs, a small apple shape and bodies smaller than 6mm? Do you smell crushed coriander or do you see rusty brown blood spots on your … Read more Ask The Expert: How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs

Pest Spotlight: Pigeons

Pigeon

Scientific Name: Columbidae Common Names: Pigeon, Dove, Rock Pigeon, Feral Pigeon, Rock Dove Color: Varies Weight: 9 – 16 ounces Length: Between 12 – 15 inches Wingspan: 20 – 26 inches FACT: Pigeons have color vision, a hearing range very close to that of humans and have poor senses of taste and smell. Pigeons cannot … Read more Pest Spotlight: Pigeons

Ask The Expert: Where Do Bugs Go In Winter?

Cluster Fly

QUESTION: Where do bugs go in winter? ANSWER: Insects can adapt to survive many different climates and changes in weather conditions. Insects will go through behavioral and/or physiological changes to adapt to cold temperatures and increase their chances of survival during the winter. Many insects maintain a low level of activity during winter months while … Read more Ask The Expert: Where Do Bugs Go In Winter?

Pest Spotlight: Fleas

Flea

Scientific Name: Siphonaptera Common Names: Flea Color: Reddish Brown Weight: Average approx. .19mg – .34mg Length: Adults range from 1.5mm – 3mm long FUN FACT: Flea circuses were extremely popular in the nineteenth century. These circuses featured fleas dressed as humans or pulling miniature carts, chariots, or cannons. Fleas were selected to be in circuses … Read more Pest Spotlight: Fleas

Season’s Greetings from Poulin’s

Happy New Year

Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season filled with joy and laughter, may you have many successes and prosper in the new year!