How To Stay Rodent Free This Fall

Mouse Outside

At Poulin’s pest control, we take no issue with mice out there in the wild. But we don’t like it when they come into our client’s homes. As the summer fades away and temperatures begin to drop, the rodent population is also thinking “Where shall I overwinter?”. Where are they thinking is in your house, … Read moreHow To Stay Rodent Free This Fall

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

Carpenter Ants Can Silently Destroy Your Home

Carpenter Ant Damage

Red Deer is unique. A beautiful city hugging river it’s named after and surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian prairies, it’s a jewel in the country’s west. Its geography and climate add to its culture, and also produce a unique set of pest control problems. One of the worst problems faced are Carpenter ants, … Read moreCarpenter Ants Can Silently Destroy Your Home

Bird Population Control

Swinging Pigeons Line

Birds delight bird watchers across Canada. Many spend hours photographing and recording bird sightings to share with other enthusiasts. This pastime even encourages a love of gardening to attract birds to area yards. With so much time and money spent to preserve and develop the bird population, why would anyone want to control the bird … Read moreBird Population Control

Do You Want Flies With That

Bobs Burgers - Poulins

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 moreDo You Want Flies With That

Disease Dissemination by the Bird Population

Pigeon

Just like birds carry seeds to add strength to the ecosystem, birds can also carry diseases that can sicken individuals. Migrating birds travel long distances and carry disease organisms with them. These bird populations feed on plants, insects, amphibians, reptiles and mammals along the way. Through their travels and their eating habits, they may pick … Read moreDisease Dissemination by the Bird Population

How To Prevent Bed Bugs

Bed Bug

Bed bugs can survive almost anywhere. People who travel or work in an area that is known to have bed bugs should know that it is possible for them to bring the bed bugs home. The following points are recommendations to prevent bed bugs: Wear shoes that can be brushed off. Before leaving the office, … Read moreHow To Prevent Bed Bugs

Coverage at the Cabin

Cabin and Fire

Spending time with family and friends at the cabin is great fun. But that fun can be ruined by an infestation of unwanted pests who decide to take up residence at your cabin. Cabins are especially vulnerable to pest and varmint infestations because of their location and materials. Pests often find nooks, cracks and overhangs … Read moreCoverage at the Cabin

Watch for Bed Bugs at Sleepaway Camps

Paddles - Camp

Bed bug infestations are very common. They were nearly eradicated a few decades ago but have come back with a vengeance. Common places for infestations include campgrounds, hotels and homes. What makes bed bugs so dangerous is that they are excellent travelers. You could pick up bed bugs in Edmonton and they could travel with … Read moreWatch for Bed Bugs at Sleepaway Camps

DIY: Live Trapping

Rabbit

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 moreDIY: Live Trapping