Got mice? Or rats?

This would be the season – rats and mice don’t mind living outdoors when it’s nice out. It’s now, when the weather is starting to cool off, that they start looking for nice warm places to hang out for the winter. You do not want your place to be one of those winter refuges! Prevention […]

More questions & answers

So, if Ross is retired, who is taking over? Many of you will have met Matt last season – he’s still with us, and in the long run, the hope is that he’ll take over all aspects of the business so that I can retire too. But we’re not quite there yet, so hi … […]

Weather watch

So much unpredictability this season! The weather is not cooperating! Or perhaps more accurately, the weatherman is not cooperating. IT would be ever so much easier to plan the guys’ days if we could believe whatever the weather people posted. Supposed to rain but it doesn’t; not supposed to, but it does. And always, always, […]

It’s Cottage Week!

For us, I mean. Even though we basically live in a cottage anyway, we still look forward to going away to another. Since pest control is SO seasonal – except for mice and bedbugs – we don’t really get ALL that much time to enjoy it. And going away is better because we don’t go […]

Summer Tradition

Well, we’re back from our cottage week. And yes, we do live in a cottage year round – doesn’t matter, it is still a treat to get away for a week or so each summer. This year we rented on Kasshabog Lake, where friends of ours live (& coincidentally, manage absentee owners’ rental cottages). So lots of […]

And it’s summer!!

Let the – power outages? – begin. Seems like that’s the order of the day/week around here. There are signs at both ends of our road telling us the power will be out from the 26th to the 28th – but ~only~ from 8:30 to 4:00 pm. How very convenient – NOT!!! We will be […]

Spring!

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 […]

Oopsie!

So I was showing someone our site today and noticed that I hadn’t updated since last October. My bad!! Let’s not mention that to Ross, k? Funny thing is though, that even though I haven’t been doing much (okay, anything at all) he’s still had probably the busiest winter yet. Bedbugs, roaches and mice, oh […]

Crazy weather for bugs!

Gotta love this heat!  STILL getting calls about spiders; pretty late in the season for that! Just realized something too – this is the first year in a while that we haven’t had any calls for either brown recluse or black widow spiders in Penetanguishene. That is most assuredly a good thing. Anyway, carpenter ants […]

We were back – but now guess what?!

Got it in one – we are taking off again. Well, assuming we can get everything done that needs doing 🙂  Got some bedbugs that must die, rats that need a new home, and on and on it goes. Bedbugs seem to be picking up this month- let’s hope THAT is a short-lived aberration! Nobody […]