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 moreBed Bugs vs. Bat Bugs

Actual Tips for Treating a Bed Bug Infestation

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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 moreActual Tips for Treating a Bed Bug Infestation

Can You Do Anything to Prevent Bed Bugs

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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 moreCan 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 moreBed Bugs: Heat Treatments vs Chemicals

What Are Bed Bugs?

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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 moreWhat Are Bed Bugs?

Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

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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 moreDon’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

Bring Home Memories from Your Trip Not Bed Bugs

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One of the worst nightmares for travelers is the thought of bringing home foreign pests like bed bugs. Small in size, these pests are difficult to spot. That is, unless you know where to look for them. They avoid light and prefer to congregate in small cracks and crevices. Their hiding places are usually along … Read moreBring Home Memories from Your Trip Not Bed Bugs

Bed Bug Lookalikes

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No one wants to get bed bugs and a positive identification is crucial in order to protect yourself and your belongings from bed bugs. Always keep a sample of the insect pest and bring it to us at Poulins to identify and provide a treatment program. But sometimes people bring in samples to our office … Read moreBed Bug Lookalikes

Fact or Fiction: Moving Will Leave Bed Bugs Behind

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When faced with bed bugs, moving into a new apartment or house will leave the bed bugs behind and give you a clean start. FICTION Moving will NOT automatically eliminate your bed bug problem! There are necessary precautions you MUST take to ensure that bed bugs are left behind during your move. It is ideal … Read moreFact or Fiction: Moving Will Leave Bed Bugs Behind

Ask The Expert: How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs in a mattress seam

QUESTION: How do I know if I have bed bugs? ANSWER: Are tiny bugs crawling on your bed and keeping you up at night? Do these bugs that have six legs, a small apple shape and bodies smaller than 6mm? Do you smell crushed coriander or do you see rusty brown blood spots on your … Read moreAsk The Expert: How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs