Three Rodents Around Your Home

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Three common rodents that you may find around your home or business are the deer mouse, the house mouse, and the Norway rat. DEER MOUSE The deer mouse has a bi-coloured appearance: the upper portion of the body and tail is medium to dark-brown, while the underside of the tail, feet and stomach area is … Read more Three Rodents Around Your Home

Hantavirus Guide: Clean-Up Procedures

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The best solution for problems with house mice is exclusion. A mouse can fit through any hole the size of your finger or a pencil. Seal entry holes with ¼ inch hardware cloth, sheet metal or metal wool. Pay particular attention to any hole approximately the diameter of a pencil. In some situations, perimeter trapping … Read more Hantavirus Guide: Clean-Up Procedures

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?

Pest Spotlight: Rats

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Scientific Name: rattus Common Names:  Sewer Rat, Roof Rat, Brown Rat, Norway Rat, Black Rat Color: Colors vary, generally grey, brown, or black in color Size: The length and weight of rats depend on which species we are talking about and young vs adult sizes. Sizes range from approximately 10 to 40 cm in length. … Read more Pest Spotlight: Rats

Do You Want Flies With That

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People often wonder about the importance of a pest control program for their facility. The pest control industry is often overlooked and, in many instances, looked down upon. Some people feel they do not need a pest control program and others believe that pest control is “just checking metal boxes”. The article below will, understandably, … Read more Do You Want Flies With That

Rodent Cleanup in Confined Spaces Such as Attics and Crawlspaces

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Most people and business owners are displeased to discover a rodent infestation in their home or business. While some may opt to just let the rodents be or assume that the rodent problem must have gone away, there’s many good reasons to address a rodent problem. Rodents can cause extreme damage to homes that is … Read more Rodent Cleanup in Confined Spaces Such as Attics and Crawlspaces

Professional Advice for Rodent Control

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To eliminate and control rats and mice, you need the right information and the proper tools. Rodents breed year round and populations grow rapidly under good conditions. Any actions you can take to stop mice will be effective and must be taken to avoid a potential serious problem from occurring. Make sure to Inspect and … Read more Professional Advice for Rodent Control

DIY: Live Trapping

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Sometimes you want to do it yourself and that’s great, but it’s important to remember that trapping live wild animals without the proper training and experience may lead to failure. You may not catch the animal you are trying to. The professionals at Poulin’s know animal biology and trapping techniques to catch any nuisance wildlife … Read more DIY: Live Trapping