How To Use The Cluster Buster

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The cluster buster is a fast-acting, long-lasting trap that uses the fly’s natural behavior and an eco-friendly powder made from egg shells to quickly capture these annoying flies. Place one trap in the lower corner of each window where you see flies. As the cluster fly buzzes around the interior of the window, the flies … Read more

Insect Light Traps – Do’s and Don’ts

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Flies that generally invade from outdoors – house flies and blow flies – respond strongly to light, but those that breed inside – moth flies and phorid flies – will not be very attracted to Insect Light Traps. Placement of an insect light trap will not have great benefit for infestations involving these small flies. … Read more

Are Wasps Beneficial Pests?

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Love them or hate them, you can count on wasps to be here every summer – drinking our drinks, eating our food, scaring our children, and stinging us in the back! Wasps are a nuisance, but are they also beneficial pests? Short Answer: Yes! Long Answer: Well… just like beauty, ‘beneficial’ is in the eye … Read more

Test Your Knowledge: Carpenter Ant Quiz

Carpenter Ant

We created this Carpenter Ant quiz for you to test your knowledge! Can you beat the Carpenter Ants? Check your answers with the answer key posted below. Males are ________________ than females.  Smaller Larger The only function of male ants is to ______________ during swarming. Find Food for the females Guard the nest Burrow through … Read more

5 Natural Remedies to Combat Spiders

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Spiders are one of the most annoying pests in our homes. In some cultures, spiders are even associated with evil spirits. In general, spiders can be useful as they serve as a natural deterrent to other insects due to their predator-prey relationship with them. However, some harmful spiders like the Black Widow or Brown Recluse … Read more

Mosquito Fogging vs Mosquito Spraying

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The word fogging is an old term in the pest control industry. At one time, mosquito fogging consisted of smoke generating equipment. With new and improved methods, mosquito spraying is now utilized more efficiently with the use of a motorized backpack sprayer. The Poulin’s treatment for mosquitoes utilizes a permethrin active ingredient mixed with water. … Read more

What Is A Bed Bug?

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What is a Bed bug? A bed bug is a small, flat, reddish-brown bug that can be found in homes all over the world. It hides during the day and comes out during the night to look for blood. A bed bug has a special ingredient in its saliva that keeps blood from clotting while … Read more

Test Your Knowledge: Larder Beetle Quiz

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We created this Larder Beetle quiz for you to test your knowledge! Can you beat the Larder Beetles? Check your answers with the answer key posted below. Larder Beetles are all black in colour. True False Females lay about 100 eggs only in cracks and crevices. True False Pet food is a common breeding site … Read more

Let’s Fight Rats!

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To celebrate 2020 being the Chinese year of the rat, we will be posting one blog per month dedicated to rats! Here is June’s blog post, ‘Let’s Fight Rats!’. RATS are more numerous than people in the United States.  They multiply fast: uncontrolled, one pair could produce 350,000,000 rats in three years. RATS eat practically … Read more