What a day!

Raccoons, squirrels, ants, spiders, and a duck: it was an interesting day in pest control. Not much went as planned today. It was raining, so that meant no spraying, which sucks because I REALLY want to get everyone that has signed up for mosquito & tick management DONE their first treatment, already, not to mention […]

Termites in Ontario

Did you think termites where a southern US problem? Or a US problem, at least? They are, of course. But guess what? Termites are not limited to the US. Or even to southern parts of Ontario. We have termites, too. And it stands to reason that we will have more. Winter weather – deep freezing […]

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 […]

Great weather for pest control…

Not so great for pest control companies! This year has been a real challenge. Lots & Lots of people want outside sprays … some people to keep their home &/ cottage looking nice and clean and free of webs and some because the only good spider is most definitely a dead spider. But with the […]

Spring is coming

Really it is!! I sure will be happy when the ice on the lake breaks up and I can get my kayak out! Not teaching this summer, nor working at the group home (long story there!) so unless something changes, will be here most of the time to take people’s calls. Well, when I’m not […]

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 […]

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 ūüôā ¬†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 […]

Happy Canada Day

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 […]

Spring in Cottage Country!

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 new one on us: ermine!

I did not know that we had ermine in Central Ontario. Guess you learn something every day. This little guy managed to find it’s way into a house¬†in the Shelburne area ¬†– and stayed for 3 days before¬†getting the food he was after and taking off. We’ve actually seen quite a few bigger critters around […]