DIY: Live Trapping

Rabbit

Sometimes you want to do it yourself and that’s great, but it’s important to remember that trapping live wild animals without the proper training and experience may lead to failure. You may not catch the animal you are trying to. The professionals at Poulin’s know animal biology and trapping techniques to catch any nuisance wildlife … Read more DIY: Live Trapping

Pest Spotlight: House Mouse

House Mouse

Scientific Name: Mus musculus Common Names: House Mouse Color: generally gray-brown with a gray stomach Weight: adults weigh between 17 – 25 grams Length: up to 20cm, nose to tail FACT: The house mouse often lives in close association with humans and therefore is termed one of the “commensal” rodents along with Norway rats and … Read more Pest Spotlight: House Mouse

5 Tips For Catching Mice and Rats

Rat

Each fall mice and rats are on everyone’s mind as when the weather changes these pests are trying to get into your house, business, cottage, camper, shed, garage or any place they can survive the winter with a food source. Getting on top of mouse/rat proofing your place today will make sure there are no … Read more 5 Tips For Catching Mice and Rats

What Is A Vole and What Do They Do?

Vole Damage

Matted pathways or yellow grass tunnels on your lawn is the characteristic sign that voles have been traveling, searching for roots of plants, grass and seeds. Many people will want to control this pest as it enjoys eating the succulent plants and vegetables in gardens during the summer months and causes a great deal of … Read more What Is A Vole and What Do They Do?

Pest Spotlight: Cluster Flies

Cluster Fly

Scientific Name: Pollenia Common Names: Cluster Fly Color: Non-metallic gray with golden hairs Size: 5/16 inch long FACT: Cluster flies are not related to livestock production. They do not develop in manure or manure pits. They are not interested in food, do not develop in garbage and are not a sign of unsanitary conditions. HABITS … Read more Pest Spotlight: Cluster Flies

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 more DIY: 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 more VIDEO: 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 more Pest Spotlight: Wasps

Mosquitoes and You: How to Avoid Mosquito Bites

mosquito

Now that the temperatures have heated up, it means that summer is here and mosquitoes have returned. It is important to take personal protection measures against mosquitoes because not only do their bites can cause an itchy reaction, but they can also transmit potentially harmful diseases. Female mosquitoes are very choosy for their potential blood … Read more Mosquitoes and You: How to Avoid Mosquito Bites

DIY: Wasp Nests

Large wasp nest

Wasps are very aggressive insects when the summer moves into August and September. Wasps lose their natural food source, flowers nectar as many plants stop flowering. Wasps then look for high carbohydrate and sugary snacks to feed on. Where do they find them? In your backyard on your deck when you are having a pop … Read more DIY: Wasp Nests