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

Pigeon Problems

Pigeon

The number one pest bird in North America is the common feral (wild) pigeon.  They’re particularly prevalent in major centers. 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 … Read more Pigeon Problems

Keep Mice & Their Diseases Out

mouse eating peanuts

We all tend to spend more time indoors when the weather turns cold.  With an average winter temperature of -16.6 degrees Celsius, Red Deer certainly qualifies as cold during the winter months. These extremely low temperatures cause many animals that spend their summers in the fields to seek warmth, often in our homes, businesses, and … Read more Keep Mice & Their Diseases Out

Watch For Voles This Fall

Vole on a hand

Now that fall is upon us everyone will be spending more time inside their warm homes. With the temperatures dropping, we are not the only creatures looking to find a warm spot to call home. Many people are familiar with pestilent rodents like mice and burrowing moles, but not as familiar with one of Canada’s … Read more Watch For Voles This Fall

Autumn Pest Control: Common Basement Insects

Raking leaves

Everyone is going to be packing it in for the season and taking refuge in the warmth and comfort of their cozy homes this coming autumn season – including pests from outdoors. Our appealing home environments are as alluring to them as they are to us. Most of these insects are relatively harmless to the … Read more Autumn Pest Control: Common Basement Insects

Meet The Team: Saskatoon Branch

Poulin's in Saskatoon

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is not the largest city in Canada, in fact it’s not even in the top 10! With a population of 273,000 toon town ranks at number 19. Though it may be far down the list for Canadian population sizes, Saskatoon is actually the largest city in Saskatchewan and continues to grow every year. … Read more Meet The Team: Saskatoon Branch

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 more Kill The Household Mafias

Invasive Species Birds

Birds flying over water

Both bird lovers and those tormented by invasive birds need to educate themselves about the local laws related to possession and control of birds. In some cases, a permit or license is needed to keep both native and introduced birds. Some of these birds may become established in the wild, creating a nuisance that impacts … Read more Invasive Species Birds

Fact or Fiction: Bed Bugs Can Transmit Human Diseases

Bed bug

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

Meet The Team: David Lane

Lincoln Poulin and David Lane

One of our greatest successes as a company is that we have many long-term staff members on our team. Our Brandon Branch Manager, David Lane, has been with Poulin’s Pest Control for over 20 years! What keeps him coming back every day after 20 long years? He says the best thing about working for Poulin’s … Read more Meet The Team: David Lane