What’s Bugging Dad? Happy Father’s Day!

Father's day sign

This past Father’s Day we ran a contest on our Facebook page. We asked our followers to submit stories about a time their fathers, or a father that they know, had to take on the pests! When it comes to taking on the pests there are three types of dads out there: those who will … Read more What’s Bugging Dad? Happy Father’s Day!

Ask The Expert: Fruit Flies

Fruit Fly

These small (1/8th inch or 3mm) mainly red eyed, golden brown to dull brown insects are usually found in the spring and over the summer months buzzing around any fruit or vegetables in your home. Most likely, you have brought them home with your fruits and vegetables purchased at a grocery store. The eggs, larva … Read more Ask The Expert: Fruit Flies

What’s Bugging You? 4 Pests You’ll Find at The Lake & Cabin

Cabin on Lake - with pests

Warm weather rolling in means summer vacation, time off work, laying in the sun at the beach and enjoying relaxing weekends at the lake. Unfortunately, it also means unwanted guests could be tagging along during your summer fun. Heat and humidity are two ideal conditions for some of our most annoying little neighbors to thrive. … Read more What’s Bugging You? 4 Pests You’ll Find at The Lake & Cabin

Hidden Hideouts for Wasp Nests

Large wasp nest

Western Canada is a natural paradise, home to diverse wildlife species, not all of which are welcome to move into your backyard without paying rent, or at very least politely asking for the privilege. Wasps have a way of ruining summer time fun. Around early spring to early summer the queen leaves her nest to … Read more Hidden Hideouts for Wasp Nests

Pigeons, Seagulls, And The Manitoba Interlake

Birds flying over water

The number one pest bird in North America is the common feral (wild) pigeon. 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 of the feral pigeon has caused … Read more Pigeons, Seagulls, And The Manitoba Interlake

5 Ways To Protect Your Home From A Mouse Invasion

House Mouse in grass

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 5 Ways To Protect Your Home From A Mouse Invasion

Product Feature: Mhouse vs Tomcat

Poulin's products - Tomcat and Mhouse

Question: There’s a mouse in the house and I prefer not to use traps – what do I do? Answer: Bait stations! Two domestically available mouse control products popular at Poulin’s are Mhouse Refillable Bait Stations and Tomcat Mouse Killer. They are the same concept: easily placed plastic bait stations containing small cubes of baited … Read more Product Feature: Mhouse vs Tomcat

Disposing Of Your Unused Pesticides

Poulin's product - Super Strength 2

Unsure of what to do with that half empty bottle of pesticide? Here is what you need to know. Pesticides must be disposed of properly in order to help protect our environment and prevent accidents. Read the product label for specific disposal instructions. Pesticides leftover in the container need to disposed of at a safe … Read more Disposing Of Your Unused Pesticides

Can You Do Anything to Prevent Bed Bugs

Bed bugs on a mattress

It’s no secret that bed bug sightings are on the rise. The little critters are showing up in swanky hotels as well as churches, cruise ships, dry cleaners, rental places and dorm rooms. It’s an old problem that is now making a tremendous come back. The good news is that being informed and being on … Read more Can You Do Anything to Prevent Bed Bugs

Springtime Pests: What is Lurking in Your Leaf Litter

Raking leaves

A lot of people do not realize the pest problems that are associated with spring. While leaf litter can be beneficial for your soil, it is also harbouring a variety of springtime pests! Spring is a key time to address occasional invaders such as sow bugs, millipedes, and centipedes. These pests look for the leaf … Read more Springtime Pests: What is Lurking in Your Leaf Litter