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!
Hope you all have a safe and happy long weekend wherever you happen to be. From calls so far it sounds like a lot of people are going to be at the cottage all this week.
Ross’ calendar is already starting to fill up, so if you do happen to run into pest problems that you’ll need help with, might want to call or email us sooner, rather than later. No need to wait until Monday; we are here all weekend. Well, except I’m taking grandkids to the zoo tomorrow (yes, I know how dumb that is – it’s the zoo’s fault, as they clearly didn’t take the long weekend into consideration when they rescheduled the members only event they have on today and tomorrow!)
Sure are getting lots and lots of carpenter ant calls, still. But not termites, so far – so if you happen to spot piles of sawdust-like material, and or ants with wings, not to worry. In every single case so far this year, they’ve been carpenter ants. They do the same sort of damage as termites, but they are a LOT slower at it, and they’re easier to treat. Ross has lots & lots of practice doing it and will be happy to solve your carpenter ant problem.
So, in other words, it could be worse! So – even if you’ve arrived at your cottage and found unwelcome visitors, give us a call and then get on with enjoying your time off 🙂
My goodness, have we ever become inundated with carpenter ants. We are getting SO many calls from throughout Tay and Tiny Townships. They started early this year, and so many of them, we’ve been having a hard time keeping enough product in stock to treat them.
Could be worse though – from what I’ve been reading, some areas are starting to see increasing numbers of termites. We have never had a single call for those – and would rather like to keep it that way! While both carpenter ants and termites can do a great deal of damage to a home or cottage, termites tend to do it faster – we can do without that!
Just because they’re slower, doesn’t mean you should ignore carpenter ants though! In addition to the structural damage they can do, and the very annoying noise they can make if you leave them untreated long enough, you just might find your cottage poked full of holes. Woodpeckers just love carpenter ants – and they can and will do a lot of
Woodpeckers are ~cute~ …sometimes!
damage very quickly once they discover them.
And of course, just like most everything else, it’s usually easier – and cheaper – to solve problems when they’re small. Do you suspect you have carpenter ants? Ross will be happy to help you with those – before the woodpeckers show up 🙂
Give us a call at 705-534-7863, or email me at email@example.com. Or you can click on the quote form up there and get a guesstimate that way, too.
Or maybe I just need to buy him a whole case of hats?
Poor Ross! I’ve been keeping him hopping lately. He did get a day off – well, sort of off. He got to stay home and work on getting the dock in this weekend – does that count? I think he’d probably say no, but hey, we had helpers! And beer! And food! So that counts, right?
And the dock is – mostly – in; just a few floating bits to more into place and secure. He’ll soon be able to start fishing off the end of it. When he gets home. After lots of long days spent driving all over cottage country 🙂
Have been able to do a lot better scheduling than in some previous years, though. Today, for example, he was in Tiny. All over Tiny, but hey – at least all in that one general area. Tomorrow, weather permitting, he’ll be heading up to Gravenhurst area, I hope. And in between times, got lots of Tay Township, Midland & Penetanguishene area calls to get done.
Sure miss his helper though! He needs one to keep track of his hat(s), if nothing else!
Anyway, even though we’re crazy busy right now, I’m always happy to add more to his calendar – give us a call at 705-534-7863, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I finished work Friday – well, aside from dealing with ~I don’t like my mark~ emails!
It’s like y’all knew that – today has been hopping with lots of little-critter issues – and even better (depending on one’s perspective), the rest of the week is starting to fill up as well. Works for me – got lots of Judge Judy episodes to catch up on! Joking – I have plenty of other things to keep me busy in between your phone calls and emails.
Got pests? As long as they’re not the ones you brought into the world, give us a call and I’ll be happy to send Ross over to fix them for you: 705-534-7863. Or you can email me at email@example.com, or use the handy-dandy quote form up there…whatever works.
Apparently a full day’s work means ~someone~ is hungry enough to start cooking his own dinner …. guess I’d best get moving.
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.
In our neck of the woods pests are INEVITABLE especially when you don’t live here all year round. There are two ways people deal with this problem – WHEN it happens – or BEFORE it happens.
What do WHEN it happens – bees, wasps, shadflies, bed bugs, fleas, spiders, mice, bats or ants – what ever it is, YOU got them!!! Give Ross a call and we’ll come and solve the problem.
Calling Ross BEFORE it happens, is an alternative solution that has many different upsides. At Cottage Country Pest control, we use what’s called Integrated Pest Management systems to effectively control and eliminate the pests that are specific to your environment before they become a problem.
We believe that an ounce of prevention is always better than a pound of cure – especially when it comes to your homes, families and pets. A preventative (non-reactive) approach to caring for your property will you give peace of mind knowing that:
You won’t have any surprises when arrive for the weekend with guests in tow and
We’ve used an environmentally friendly approach to dealing with the problems – so you and your family are not exposed to unnecessary chemicals.
How our service works:
Inspection – to find out what, where and why
Sanitation Recommendations – to eliminate pest food and havens
Exclusion – Keep pests out by screening and sealing
Cultural Controls – to change what people do that create the pest problems
Biological Controls – attack pests where they live with biological measures
Judicious use of Pest Control Materials on an as needed basis rather than liberally applying as is done in the case of an emergency
Education – if you understand the causes of the problem, you can prevent it from happening.
Communication – We make sure you know what’s being done, when it’s being done and why it’s being done.
Whether you are a WHEN it happens or a BEFORE it happens kind of person, know that the problem is INEVITABLE and we can help. Give us a call 705.534.7863 or send us an email email@example.com.
A common saying between parents and their children…but a not so funny situation if you have them.
Bedbugs are tiny little bugs with no wings that feed on the blood of humans and their pets at night. These mini vampires can live as long as a year and half without feeding and are very difficult to get rid of because of this. In addition their size and flat shape allow them to hide behind wallpaper and in tiny little places that are hard to reach.
Bedbug bites may take up to 14 days to appear and are normally found around the face,chest arms and legs – but can appear anywhere on the body. Most people do not have severe reactions and an antihistamine and/or antibiotic creams usually do the job. Should you have more than an itchy bite – please seek medical care.
If your are a DIY kind of person…because we always try to provide a DIY option – trying to get rid of these little bloodsuckers is a nightmare akin to cockroach control and after looking at the suggested process – you won’t be saving any money and the rate of failure is high.
These small yellowish golden brown coloured tiny creatures are now making themselves at home in our homes,office buildings,restaurants, homes and hospitals. Thankfully they don’t bite but they do spread diseases such as salmonella, staphylococcus, and clostridium, which may cause botulism …..nasty nasty stuff.
Typically all ant colonies are difficult to control…but these guys don’t recognize the difference between one colony and another. Pharaoh ants are known for creating their nests in exceptionally difficult places for even pest control specialist to access. They will travel along wires and pipes inside the walls, building multiple nests between the studs and in the insulation, causing some structural damage and have been known to forage as far as 115ft beyond their nest for food.
If you see one – you have a problem. Trying to control the problem yourself by spraying or baiting tends to make it worse because of the way they nest – it’s like they have their own system of building their plan B – when you start working your plan A.
Things you can do to help control the problem are
clean up right after food preparation
Make sure your garbage cans have tight lids
Rotate your foodstuffs – first -in, first out
Sweep floors and counters to ensure all crumbs are removed.
Things you can do to eliminate the problem – a problem that gets worse and harder to control the longer you wait – call in pest control.
For Pharaoh ants, spider sprays or any other pest problems, give us a call at , or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ross will be happy to help