Top Pest Peeves of 2017

Top Pest Peeves of 2017

Written by on

10) FLIES

 

Coming in at number 10 is the fly. House flies, Drain flies, Fruit flies, Phorid flies… Some jobs are too big for a fly swatter! In 2017 we did just over 1,500 fly jobs.

9) WASPS

 

Number 9 is one of the most feared pests out there, the wasp! Many people have an allergic reaction to a wasp sting and having a nest outside your home could mean life or death. We took on over 2,600 wasp nests and lived to tell the tale.

8) BEETLES

 

Beetles are a bigger problem than you may think. They’re in your carpets, your cupboards, on your food, and taking over your trees. With over 2,900 beetle jobs, these guys come in at number eight.

7) PIGEONS

 

Number 7 is the pigeon. Pigeons have acidic droppings which can ruin car finishes, marble, limestone, statues, and many other surfaces – pigeons also carry diseases. We had over 4,000 pigeon jobs to take care of in 2017!

6) SOW BUGS

 

Sow bugs hide out in basements and crawl spaces, really anywhere dark and moist. These guys are typically harmless and are more of a nuisance than anything else. This pest comes in at number 6 with over 5,700 jobs done!

5) COCKROACHES

 

German Cockroaches, American Cockroaches… They both found their way to Canada! Cockroaches tend to remain hidden in dark areas – under cupboards, behind cabinets, inside wall voids, etc. They come out at night to search for food and water. With over 6,400 cockroach jobs, this was our 5th most popular pest for 2017.

4) ANTS

 

Number 4 is the ant! Pavement ants, Carpenter ants, Pharaoh ants, Allegheny Mount ants… There are many different types of ants and many different problems they can cause. We took on over 8,500 ant jobs!

 

3) BED BUGS

 

They’re creepy, they’re crawly… they’re the third most popular pest we had to deal with in 2017… the bed bug! Bed bugs are a very common problem to encounter, anyone can get them. We had over 9,900 cases of bed bugs in 2017!

2) RATS

 

Number two on our list is the rat! Rats can pass through any opening larger than ½ an inch. They are highly intelligent rodents and can be tricky to catch on your own. In 2017 we completed over 15,900 rat jobs!

1) MICE

 

The number one pest that we dealt with in 2017 is the mouse! Mice breed year-round and populations can grow very quickly. A lot of people underestimate their mouse problem and think they may be dealing with only one or two, when in reality that is rarely the case. In 2017 we completed over 62,700 mouse jobs!

At Poulin’s Pest Control, we’re experts in the elimination of pest problems. If you want to take care of the pests yourself we carry a number of products to assist you, and if you need our help, our technicians are standing by. Remember – there’s no foolin’ with Poulin!

     Top 5 Lists


    

Similar Posts

5 Ways To Protect Your Home From A Mouse Invasion

The media has generally been kind to mice. They’re furry, they’re cute, they have friends named Donald and Goofy. However, make no mistake – rodents ruin your property, they also carry diseases that can harm you and your family.

House mice are one of the most troublesome pests, they ...

View Full Article

5 Pest Control Items To Bring To Your Campsite

Now that summer is upon us and camping season is in full swing, we wanted to give you our list of five items that you will need to bring to your campsite. Depending on your needs or preferences, a combo of the items below or even all of the items ...

View Full Article

Top 5 Most Hated Summertime Pests

Today marks the first day of Summer, this is the longest day of the year - so get out there and enjoy the sun! Unfortunately, many pests also love this weather. We asked our Facebook friends what their most hated summertime pest is.. Here are the Top 5 results as voted ...

View Full Article

Next Post

Remembering a Legend: RIP Don Poulin

DON (SONNY) POULIN 1936 – 2018

With broken hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband and father, Don ...

View Full Article

Previous Post

Meet The Indian Meal Moth

At this time of year in Canada, the prevalence of Indian Meal Moth seems to increase as this pest is ...

View Full Article