So happy to look out my window and see water again! So much prettier than ice.
All kinds of ducks around, plus a few swans; geese haven’t shown up yet – so it’s about perfect.
Ross has started gearing up for another season – ordered his products, cleaned my junk out of his car, all that fun stuff.
I’m still doing the computer and phone thing for him, as much as I can – but I’m also working a few days a week at a group home in Orillia. Really do need to figure out how to update my phone message so I can be a ~little~ more informative… but email IS going to be the best way to reach us to schedule your exterior spray, carpenter ant treatment, and/or any other pest control you need.
It’s almost Thanksgiving already! Where does the summer go so fast?! Haven’t even put my kayak away yet and I miss it already.
This time of year, Ross and I tend to switch places – all of a sudden, he’s not so busy – and I am. Teaching four days this semester – at least until the 15th at which we might be out on the picket lines. I’m SO hoping not!
Ross is still around and ready to help solve your pest problems – he’s just not hopping the way he is in the summer! Now that he’s home and I’m not, he gets to deal with phone calls and schedule his own appointments which he just absolutely ~loves~ doing – okay, not so much! Still doesn’t do the email thing, so that’s still me. And sending invoices and all that fun stuff … still me. He’s old now, you know! Can’t POSSIBLY be expected to learn new things now that he’s a senior!
Have you seen what he did for his birthday yet? The ponytail is gone! Sounds like it’s staying gone too, this time.
Anyway, mice, bed bugs, cluster flies, or bees – those tend to be the most common things this time of year – but we are still getting a few calls about exterior sprays as well, and we can certainly do those too. Whatever your pest problem, do give Ross a call at 705-534-7863 and he’ll be happy to help. Or you can always email me at email@example.com, of course.
No, we don’t go that far north to do pest control 🙂
We are, however, heading up there for a couple of days; Ross is helping a friend move, I’m going just so that he’ll have a way home again.
We do have someone staying with the dogs but he doesn’t usually answer phone calls – but I will be calling in to check messages, and of course, as usual, I will have my phone with me so that I can respond to emails and/or quote requests reasonably quickly. So… best bet is email, but failing that, do leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
We’ll be back Wednesday but I think Thursday’s full and Friday is close to it – if need be though, we do have a couple of things he might do on drive home so that MIGHT free up a bit of time for your carpenter ants or spiders or wasps or bed bugs or whatever 🙂
Wouldn’t know it though, given how slow I’ve been responding to calls and stuff this weekend. My apologies!! But one day old baby beats carpenter ants any day of the week!
My nephew had his first, so no sooner got back from Havelock than I was in the car again to go meet him. In Oakville. Yes, on a Friday. So yes, again Ross got to shake his head at me 🙂 He tries to avoid putting himself into Friday night cottage traffic. Me, not so much! If I want to go meet my kids at the zoo, or go hold a new baby, or …whatever, off I go. Even if that means I’ll have to drive back up with all the rest of you that are trying to escape the city.
Thinking my next car will need to be an automatic though! Traffic jams and standards suck!
Anyway, we’re home now, and I’m ready to fill up the few remaining spots in his calendar for this week, so if you’ve got carpenter ants or spiders or mice or whatever, feel free to give us a call at 705-534-7863, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can use the quote form above BUT please do be advised that I’m hearing that my responses are getting caught in people’s spam filters lately! I DO reply to each and every quote form, usually within an hour of receiving it – so if you haven’t seen my response, maybe search to see if it got filtered!
We’re headed up to deal with some carpenter ants near a friend’s cottage which is, unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on one’s perspective?) in a cell dead zone.
I WILL do my best to call in and grab messages later today, but might not get back to you until tomorrow. My apologies!
But, just so’s you know, I do still have a bit o’ room for this weekend – Sunday – for those of you who may need him this weekend, so do leave a message and we can definitely help you get things sorted quickly when we get back 🙂
It’s is grey miserable day here in Victoria Harbour today. Not raining right at the moment, but not exactly lets go out and enjoy the lake weather, either. Which bites, because it’s the first day Ross has had off in quite awhile. Well, mostly off. Somehow, he manages to find work no matter what.
I had been hoping to get out in the kayak, too – the water looks beautifully calm for a first outing of the year. Might go anyway, if the rain stays stopped for a bit. Got a few more tomato plants that need planting too.
Still lots and lots of carpenter ants in our area. They’re so bad now that even people who don’t have active infestations are concerned. And rightly so – it’s so much better (and cheaper) to deal with it before they become ensconced somewhere deep within your home or cottage. One option that we’re finding a lot more people appreciate this year is an exterior spray plus a side of ant bait. Extra protection for only $50 more – and once you have an antopia in place, Ross will usually just keep filling ‘er up whenever he’s there to do your regular maintenance spray.
No matter what your pest problem is, if you’re in Tiny, Tay, Simcoe, Muskoka or even up as far as Parry Sound, Huntsville or beyond, there’s a very good chance that we can help. Give us a call at 705-534-7863, or email me at email@example.com
The lake is open, the ice is gone, and Ross has already started mucking around with pieces of dock. Some of it suffered damage and is going to need quite a bit of repair, apparently. Trying to get that done before he gets so busy he doesn’t have time to do it.
We are already starting to get a fair number of calls and emails though – carpenter ants, already – and people wanting to know when we’ll start spraying for spiders. The answer to that is pretty weather dependent but every time I ask Ross, he says probably “mid-May”
I’ve started a folder for people who want to be among the first to be sprayed already though – so if you already know you’re going to want him, feel free to give me a call (705-534-7863) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to add you.
Looking forward to hearing from you! Have a great spring 🙂
Yes, we’re around this weekend …well, I’m not but Ross is.
BUT my nephew is getting married soon and they needed a place for a bachelor party so they’re coming here and I’m clearing out to my sister’s and Ross has been drafted to take people fishing and help drink beer 🙂
So if you have a pest problem this weekend, if at all possible, you’ll likely get the quickest response by emailing me at email@example.com. Of course you can still call Ross at 705-534-7863 and leave a message if you don’t get an answer – he’ll “try to remember” to check and return calls whenever he comes back in. But seriously – email will be quicker 🙂
So… Pappy’s still pretty busy most days – but he is finding a bit of time here and there to spend with the grandkids.
This week, we had them for Tuesday & Wednesday. I work Tuesday mornings, so Pappy & the boys got the Airhead tow thing blown up and ready for me to take them out on it in the afternoon while he was off killing things.
He had to work all day Wednesday too. I sure don’t envy him hanging out outside in this heat – even less so when he’s working in attics or crawlspaces. Or worst of all, on roofs.
I felt bad, honest – all day, while the kids and I hung around in the air conditioning watching Netflix and playing games and collecting Pokémon.
Not ~quite~ sorry enough to stop booking him to keep going out to solve your pest problems though, of course!
Got ants? Or spiders? Or any other creepy crawlies you don’t like? Give me a call at 705-534-7863 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send him your way.