Elliot Lake

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 🙂

Yep, we’re back :)


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 ccpestcontrol@gmail.com.

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!

A day off – Thursday 20-July

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 🙂

Thanks

Lauralee 🙂

 

Dratted phone!!

Our phone has quit working on me for some unknown reason.

Trying to get it sorted one way or another, but in the meantime, please use email to contact me if at all possible. Or try 705-527-2567 …. hmm…guess I’d better go find that one and turn the sound on!

Will update once I beat the phone into working again!

Lauralee 🙂

Rain, Again!

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 ccpestcontrol@gmail.com

Spring in Cottage Country!

Victoria Harbour ON

Kali and Aswell help He build docks

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 ccpestcontrol@gmail.com and I will be happy to add you.

Looking forward to hearing from you! Have a great spring 🙂

Lauralee

August Long Weekend – Pest Control

alex and michelle

The happy couple

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 ccpestcontrol@gmail.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 🙂

Thanks and have a great long weekend!

Pappy Days

Pappy DaysSo… 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 ccpestcontrol@gmail.com and I’ll send him your way.

Ross’ boat

Ross' boat

June 10 and it’s still in the yard! And filling up with tree gunk too.

Well, we’re off to a very busy start this season.

So busy, in fact, that Ross’ boat is still sitting in the yard. He had time to remove the tarps. And he’s got it serviced.

And – well, since then, he’s been on lots & lots of other people’s boats. That should count for something right?

This week has been all about the Honey Harbour area. Lots of carpenter ants, mice and of course spider sprays. Have had him up there several days already, and today he’s out with Big Red Works all day. That works great – they run him around so that he can fit a whole lot more into one day by skipping the time spent waiting at marinas.

Already got more island calls set up for next week as well, both in Honey Harbour and the Parry Sound area. Oh yeah, and Mactier. Haven’t heard much from Go Home Lake cottagers yet. Hmm… maybe they don’t like us any more?!  Or maybe they’ve just been spared the invasion of the carpenter ants, I don’t know.

Anyway, given how busy we are, and the fact that it doesn’t seem like he’s going to have time to get our boat in the water any time soon, I guess I won’t complain. Too much!

If you’re having problems with birds, carpenter ants, mice, spiders, etc etc, do give us a call or email us and we’ll do our best to fit you in somewhere. Even though we’re hopping, we’re still managing to get to most within a day or two. On land, anyway.

New & somewhat improved quote form

Made a couple of changes to the Quote form for your…well, no, really… my convenience. Added a spot for an explanation of when people choose “Other” and also made providing an email address required.

If by chance it was you that asked for a quote re: an 800 sq ft (water access) cottage recently and never got a reply, that would be why! No email address means I have no way to contact you.  Please do try again!

And thanks for motivating me to finally stop thinking darn, I need to fix that “Other” thing (which I’ve been doing for WAY too long) and getting me to actually get ‘er done.

In other news, we’ve had a very, very busy few days and even though I THINK I have everything sorted out now, I definitely couldn’t swear to it. If you are waiting for something from me, please do feel free to remind me!

You can always reach us by phone at 705-534-7863, or email me at ccpestcontrol@gmail.com .