Top Pest Peeves of 2017


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.


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.


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.


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!


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!


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.


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!


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!


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!


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!

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