Ask The Expert: How To Get Rid of Spiders?

Spider Web

QUESTION: How do I keep spiders out of my house? ANSWER: In with your spring clean-up, it’s a great time of year to pest proof your house. Some suggestions are: Install screens and weather stripping on windows and door sweeps on doors. Fix any cracks in siding and walls, especially where pipes or wires enter … Read more Ask The Expert: How To Get Rid of Spiders?

5 Spring Cleaning Tips to Prevent Pests

Woman smashing Bug

In Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, or any other part of Canada, spring is the best time of the year! The snow is melting, the trees are budding, and the days are getting longer. However, with all the warm weather come the pests. Many people do not realize that the leaves left over from winter become breeding … Read more 5 Spring Cleaning Tips to Prevent Pests

Pest Spotlight: Richardson Ground Squirrel

Ground Squirrel

Scientific Name: Urocitellus richardsonii Common Names: Gopher, Dakrats, Flickertail Color: Brownish – Grey Weight: .44 – .88 pounds, on average Length: 12 inches Fact: A Richardson Ground Squirrel’s aka ‘Gophers’, tail is constantly trembling, hence the nickname “Flickertail”. Habits Richardson Ground Squirrels are generally active during the day in spring and summer months. Females tend … Read more Pest Spotlight: Richardson Ground Squirrel

Workplace Woes That Pigeons Can Cause

Swinging Pigeons Line

In many cities like Edmonton, Calgary, Regina and Winnipeg, there are an abundance of pigeon flocks that frequent commercial business properties and leave behind an unsightly visible mess and can cause various levels of property damage. The evidence that pigeons leave behind is damaging to property, clean up time and the overall mental health of … Read more Workplace Woes That Pigeons Can Cause

Cockroaches: Infestations That Can Run You Right Out Of Your Home

Cockroach

Cockroaches have been around since the dawn of time and throughout the ages, they are present almost everywhere humans are and are a public health issue. Cockroaches are a difficult foe to control and are a very interesting insect for Ethnoentomologists, those who study the relationship between humans and insects. As the old saying goes, … Read more Cockroaches: Infestations That Can Run You Right Out Of Your Home

Fruit Flies: The Red Eyed Pest in Homes

Fruit Fly

Fruit Flies are most common in the spring and summer months when the conditions for having fermenting or rotting fruit and vegetables occurs. This provides suitable habitat for eggs to be laid on and a new generation of fruit flies emerges to find additional sites for eggs to be laid. Many of us Canadians also … Read more Fruit Flies: The Red Eyed Pest in Homes

New Information On Bed Bug Biology

Bed Bug

At Poulin’s Pest Control, we pride ourselves in being a leader in Pest Control and after attending the Global Bed Bug Summit in Denver, CO, we would like address new, important information about bed bug biology that is important to be aware of and know. Where bed bugs live (housing, apartments, homes, hotels, hostels, etc), … Read more New Information On Bed Bug Biology

5 Unwanted Hitchhikers

Hitchhiker

Over the holidays we opened our homes to friends and family from all over the globe. Many guests came bearing gifts, food, or wine, but some may have carried in a few unwanted guests! Several pests are hitchhikers and will latch on to an unsuspecting host to get a free ride right into your home. … Read more 5 Unwanted Hitchhikers