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 […]

2023 is almost over!

And personally, I’m good with that! 2023 wasn’t all bad – but wow, the last few months have been a drag!! First pneumonia, then a broken wrist – sure doesn’t make this pest control stuff easy. Fortunately, this time of year is pretty slow. Rats, mice, unidentified furry objects (UFOs – most of which turn […]

well, this is not fun!

I will get out and back to working – and teaching – but in meantime I’m hanging out in a private room at Midland hospital after several days in the ER waiting to be moved. So apparently the after contractor inspections, termites, and other assorted jobs will have to wait a bit. Pneumonia is no […]

And another summer’s in the books….

And what a busy summer it was! Kept trying to keep things reasonable – work weekends only (& do the skitter sprays during the week) BUT it just never seems to work out that way. Thinking that next summer I might just skip the whole teaching thing and focus on pest control full time. Partly […]

The good old days

Well, it was almost like the good old days. One out of our typical area call, and we actually managed to get it all done pretty much as planned – so better, mostly – than some of the days we’ve had in previous years. Yesterday was the first day of this year that we’ve had […]

BZZZZZ!

What? Too early?! I’m already thinking about mosquitoes, ticks, spiders and all that fun stuff – aren’t you? Ok, well, I suppose it is a ~bit~ early. But I’m picking up my new-to-me car tomorrow and I’ve been thinking about what I want the wrap design to say. I’m thinking to focus on things we […]

Happy 2023!

Hope you had a great holiday season, and that this year is wonderful. At the very least, I’m hoping Covid is less of a concern! Both my mom and Ross managed to get it over the holidays. Ross is feeling better – mostly. Ma, not so much. *sigh* Fun times! We got our issues with […]

Of course we are still here!

But Google has disappeared us. I am not amused. I’m still going back and forth with them, but for the time being, I can’t get a single blessed customer support person that can, apparently, see reason. They just keep telling me that we don’t qualify to be on the map. Which is fine by me!! […]

Checked your trees today?

Well, they’re here – spongy ldd gypsy moth caterpillars are up in the leaves eating as of this week. Jessa and I are a little annoyed that they have reached the leaves before we managed to get everyone that wanted a spray for them done – darn rain!! We’ve been able to do a few […]

Spring 2022

Another year already! Time flies when you’re having fun. And I have been having rather more fun than I expected to when I took on this pest control gig. I always did like a challenge. And problem-solving. And learning. So, in spite of the fact that I’m way too old to be crawling under houses […]