Dealing With Bed Bugs

Bed bug with eggs

First and foremost, discard the notion that a bedbug infestation is dependent on the sanitary conditions of your house. That couldn’t be further from the truth; your house can never be too clean for bed bugs. Bed bugs are ardent travelers; they are readily transported on luggage, clothing, furniture, bedding, household pets, etc. Public places … Read more Dealing With Bed Bugs

Pigeon Problems

Pigeon

The number one pest bird in North America is the common feral (wild) pigeon.  They’re particularly prevalent in major centers. Like many pests, the pigeon is an invasive species.  They are descended from homing pigeons brought from Europe in the 1600s as a means of carrying messages, and as food. Like most invaders, the proliferation … Read more Pigeon Problems

Pest Spotlight: Rats

Norway Rat

Scientific Name: rattus Common Names:  Sewer Rat, Roof Rat, Brown Rat, Norway Rat, Black Rat Color: Colors vary, generally grey, brown, or black in color Size: The length and weight of rats depend on which species we are talking about and young vs adult sizes. Sizes range from approximately 10 to 40 cm in length. … Read more Pest Spotlight: Rats

Happy Holidays From Poulin’s!

Holiday Bugs

The end of the year brings no greater joy than the opportunity to express to you season’s greetings and good wishes. May your holidays and New Year be filled with joy! We would like to share our sincerest appreciation for the trust you have placed in us and best wishes for the holidays. This holiday … Read more Happy Holidays From Poulin’s!

Keep Mice & Their Diseases Out

mouse eating peanuts

We all tend to spend more time indoors when the weather turns cold.  With an average winter temperature of -16.6 degrees Celsius, Red Deer certainly qualifies as cold during the winter months. These extremely low temperatures cause many animals that spend their summers in the fields to seek warmth, often in our homes, businesses, and … Read more Keep Mice & Their Diseases Out

Winter Homes: Mice

mice eating corn

The media has generally been kind to mice. They’re furry, they’re cute, they have friends named Donald and Goofy. However, make no mistake – rodents ruin your property, they also carry diseases that can harm you and your family. House mice are one of the most troublesome pests, they’re cunning and sneaky and can find … Read more Winter Homes: Mice

Watch For Voles This Fall

Vole on a hand

Now that fall is upon us everyone will be spending more time inside their warm homes. With the temperatures dropping, we are not the only creatures looking to find a warm spot to call home. Many people are familiar with pestilent rodents like mice and burrowing moles, but not as familiar with one of Canada’s … Read more Watch For Voles This Fall

Autumn Pest Control: Common Basement Insects

Raking leaves

Everyone is going to be packing it in for the season and taking refuge in the warmth and comfort of their cozy homes this coming autumn season – including pests from outdoors. Our appealing home environments are as alluring to them as they are to us. Most of these insects are relatively harmless to the … Read more Autumn Pest Control: Common Basement Insects

How To Stay Rodent Free This Fall

Mouse Outside

At Poulin’s pest control, we take no issue with mice out there in the wild. But we don’t like it when they come into our client’s homes. As the summer fades away and temperatures begin to drop, the rodent population is also thinking “Where shall I overwinter?”. Where are they thinking is in your house, … Read more How To Stay Rodent Free This Fall

Bed Bugs vs. Bat Bugs

Bat bugs and bed bugs can be very hard to distinguish between by looking at them. We created this infographic to help you spot the differences. Remember that if you suspect you have bed bugs or bat bugs the first thing you need to do is bring a sample of the bug to one of … Read more Bed Bugs vs. Bat Bugs