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

Actual Tips for Treating a Bed Bug Infestation

Bed bug with eggs

The Onion released a blog article titled, “Tips for Treating a Bed Bug Infestation”. The tips, while amusing, will not help you treat your bed bug problem. Below are our responses to the Onion’s “tips” and actual advice on what you can do to relive yourself of these annoying pests. Onion Tip #1 “Come to … Read more Actual Tips for Treating a Bed Bug Infestation

Bed Bug Control

Identification & Detection Bed Bugs are a fast-growing problem. When signs or symptoms of bed bugs appear, it is essential that you call in a Poulin’s professional immediately to inspect the area of concern. It’s important to bring a sample of any suspected bed bugs to our experts at Poulin’s Pest Control. Positive identification is … Read more Bed Bug Control

Fact or Fiction: Bed Bugs Can Transmit Human Diseases

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FICTION Bed bugs have been tested on transmitting over 45 different human maladies and none have been shown to be able to transmit to humans. This includes virus’s, bacteria’s, spirochetes, etc., that may come in contact or ingested with the bed bug. Research has shown that even mechanical transmission of any of these disease-causing agents … Read more Fact or Fiction: Bed Bugs Can Transmit Human Diseases

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

Bed Bugs: Heat Treatments vs Chemicals

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Bed bugs are very small creatures that hide in cracks and crevices. They can be difficult to find. Once discovered, an infestation can be difficult to eradicate. Exterminators across western Canada will advise you to use the more effective bed bug heat treatment over chemicals to deal with this problem. How bad are bed bugs … Read more Bed Bugs: Heat Treatments vs Chemicals

What Are Bed Bugs?

Bed bug - side view

The biggest pest problem threatening any populated area in recent years is the bed bug. Their population had declined steadily since the 1930s, to the point of near extinction a few years ago. Unfortunately, due to numerous circumstances, bed bugs have returned with a vengeance, and exist everywhere. Bed bugs have been with us a … Read more What Are Bed Bugs?

Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

Bed Bugs in a mattress seam

Everyone has heard the saying “Goodnight, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!” well nowadays that is more real than it was in the past. Compared to 10 years ago, bed bug infestations are on the rise. With international travel being so affordable, the risk of bringing home bed bug hitchhikers is high. Call … Read more Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

DIY Bed Bug Treatment.. Why It Doesn’t Work

DIY Pest Control

There is a lot to be said for doing things yourself these days. When it comes to treating a bed bug infestation, unless you are a pest management professional, don’t do it yourself. You need specialists for this battle. There are a lot of bugs out there that people can manage to eradicate on their … Read more DIY Bed Bug Treatment.. Why It Doesn’t Work