The Importance of Pest Control During a Shut Down or Crisis

Winnipeg Poulins

Pest control is considered an essential service as pests don’t stop entering and breeding when locations are closed or shut down. We understand that you will still have unwelcome pest visitors in your home or business which may cause you to feel frustrated, alone, or even scared with all the closures and not know where … Read more The Importance of Pest Control During a Shut Down or Crisis

What Does “Rat Free” Alberta Actually Mean?

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To celebrate 2020 being the Chinese year of the rat, we will be posting one blog per month dedicated to rats! Here is March’s blog post, ‘What Does “Rat Free” Alberta Actually Mean’. There is a long-standing Wikipedia war that went viral on social media not too long ago. It featured the Province of Alberta … Read more What Does “Rat Free” Alberta Actually Mean?

Product Feature: Poulin’s Super Strength II

Poulin's product - Super Strength 2

Poulin’s Super Strength II is our ready-to-use, fast acting and long-lasting residual pesticide spray. It can be used for long-term spot, crack, and crevice treatment and is effective indoors and outdoors. This spray provides control for ants, bed bugs, brown dog ticks, carpet beetles, clothes moths, cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, fleas, firebrats, house flies, red flour … Read more Product Feature: Poulin’s Super Strength II

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

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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!

Disposing Of Your Unused Pesticides

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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

Alberta’s Rat Free Status Still Strong

Poulin team with huge rat pile - Alberta 1952

On January 22, 1955, the Winnipeg Free Press published an article called ‘The Man Who Killed 10 Million Rats’. The man in which the story referred to was none other than Napoleon Louis Poulin, the founder of Poulin’s Pest Control. “He earned that distinctive title in the early 1950’s when he led a small number … Read more Alberta’s Rat Free Status Still Strong

Just Because You See Just One.. Pest Control Tips

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Pest infestations have a tendency to get out of control quickly. Most people never think their home or property is going to get overrun with pests. And that’s exactly what they want you to think. It all starts with just one pest. You might see a lonely insect or spider in your home and think … Read more Just Because You See Just One.. Pest Control Tips

Carpenter Ants: More Like Demolition Experts

Carpenter Ant Damage

Carpenter ants are one of the biggest insect threats to Canadian homes. They’re found in all areas of the province, and infestations often remain undetected, until repair becomes very costly. Most of the time, when people think about insects causing property damage, they think about termites. Carpenter ants, unlike termites, don’t consume wood fiber, they … Read more Carpenter Ants: More Like Demolition Experts

Tales From The Tech: The Surprise Kitten

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We had a food processor customer call on a pest control issue. They were hearing noises outside one of the offices and wanted us to investigate what type of animal they were hearing. We sent their PMP, Pat, to figure it out. This year that area has had an above normal amount of snow and … Read more Tales From The Tech: The Surprise Kitten

Meet The Team: Maggie

Maggie Poulins

Maggie is our certified bed bug scent detection dog. She is a 6-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who works out of our Edmonton Branch. Maggie has been a part of the Poulin’s Pest Control team for about 4 years and was trained at J&K Canine Academy in Florida, USA. The use of scent dogs is an … Read more Meet The Team: Maggie