Kill The Household Mafias

Below is an infographic with the “Household Mafias” and the attack techniques you will need to defeat them! Termites Termites have been around since the time of the dinosaurs Termite colonies eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Termites cause up to $5 billion in damage per year How to Kill Use … Read moreKill The Household Mafias

Don’t Let Pests Move in With You

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Moving into a new home is exciting! Whether it’s a newly built structure or a previously standing home, having a fresh space is always an exciting new start- as long as it stays fresh and pest free. Unfortunately, your new home could look appealing to various insects and field rodents as well. Here are some … Read moreDon’t Let Pests Move in With You

How to Get Rid of German Cockroaches

German Cockroach - Top and underside view

Contrary to popular belief, the German cockroach did not originate from Germany, as a matter of fact entomologists theorize that these cockroaches originated in Southeast Asia. They also believe that German cockroaches hitchhiked their way to North America hundreds of years ago. Today, German cockroaches can now be found on every continent, except Antarctica! How’s … Read moreHow to Get Rid of German Cockroaches

Where Do Cockroaches Hide?

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Cockroaches are year round pests that hide 75-90% of their time. They are nocturnal; they come out at night and feed in the dark. A cockroach needs very little to live. A little warmth, a little shelter, and a little moisture, and a small amount of food are all that is required for a cockroach … Read moreWhere Do Cockroaches Hide?

Tales From The Tech: The Roach Whisperer

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I showed up to a cockroach job, that turned out to be double booked. When a job is double booked I don’t have to stay because someone else is already there doing the job and I can go right to my next appointment. I went in to see who was already working, it was one … Read moreTales From The Tech: The Roach Whisperer

Meet The Team: Richard Vilness

Lincoln and Ricky - 2017

Richard Vilness recently celebrated his five-year anniversary with Poulin’s Pest Control! Ricky works at our Saskatoon, Saskatchewan branch as a Heat Technician. Ricky started working with Poulin’s after a friend of his was taking part in a summer school program, he was most interested in the unique aspect of pest control and how the day-to-day … Read moreMeet The Team: Richard Vilness

Tales From The Tech: The Cockroach Hammock

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This is a story that happened when I was in training. At the time, I had yet to get a properly fitting uniform, so my options were pretty much limited to flood pant level short or much too long. I opted for the latter usually, because when I was wearing my work boots the bottom … Read moreTales From The Tech: The Cockroach Hammock

Your Restaurant Is Never Open For Cockroach Reservations

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One of the most difficult issues to address with any type of restaurant operation is…cockroaches!In cities such as Calgary, Regina, and Edmonton cockroaches can thrive in restaurant environments and are difficult to control. No matter what species of cockroach has entered, proper identification is key to remove this public health issue in your restaurant. You … Read moreYour Restaurant Is Never Open For Cockroach Reservations

5 Thing You Didnt Know About Cockroaches

American Cockroach

Cockroaches have been on this planet for hundreds of millions of years and are expected to be here way after the human race has left. Fossil evidence shows early forms of cockroach present in the record from approximately 280-320 million years ago! Here are five interesting facts that you didn’t know about the cockroach. Cockroaches … Read more5 Thing You Didnt Know About Cockroaches

Pest Spotlight: German Cockroach

German Cockroach

Scientific Name: Blattella germanica Common Names: German cockroach Color: Varies from light brown to tan Size: 13 to 16 mm long FACT: German cockroaches have wings but do not use them to fly! HABITS German cockroaches are becoming the most common household insect within the United States and Canada. This pest typically infests kitchens and … Read morePest Spotlight: German Cockroach