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 moreInvasive Species Birds

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

Father's day sign

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

Pigeons, Seagulls, And The Manitoba Interlake

Birds flying over water

The number one pest bird in North America is the common feral (wild) pigeon. 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 of the feral pigeon has caused … Read morePigeons, Seagulls, And The Manitoba Interlake

Disposing Of Your Unused Pesticides

Poulin's product - Super Strength 2

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 moreDisposing 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 moreAlberta’s Rat Free Status Still Strong

Remembering a Legend: RIP Don Poulin

Don Poulin

DON (SONNY) POULIN 1936 – 2018 With broken hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband and father, Don Poulin, on January 21, 2018 at Riverview Health Centre. Don will be lovingly remembered by Carol, his wife of 37 years, and sons, Lincoln and Ashton. He will also be missed by Aunt Jeannine, … Read moreRemembering a Legend: RIP Don Poulin